A Child's Garden of Verses

A Child's Garden of Verses

by Brian Wildsmith (Illustrator), Brian Wildsmith (Illustrator), Robert Louis Stevenson (Author)


Scottish novelist, poet and essayist Robert Louis Stevenson dedicated "A Child's Garden of Verses" to Alison Cunningham, the nurse of his early childhood years in Edinburgh--a time whose essence he strove to recapture in the sixty-four poems of this long-treasured collection. Here, in "The Land of Counterpane" and "The Land of Nod, " and in such delightful lyrics as "My Bed Is a Boat, " "Autumn Fires" and "Windy Nights, " are rhymes and images children and their parents have cherished together since "A Child's Garden of Verses" was first published in 1885.Alternately humorous and whimsical, grave and fearful, courageous and determined, the poems touchingly voice the many moods and currents of a child's imaginings. All sixty-four poems are reprinted in this edition in large, easy-to-read type. New illustrations by Thea Kliros capture the magical spirit of this beloved classic of children's literature.


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Format: Paperback
Pages: 96
Edition: New
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Published: 04 Sep 1986

ISBN 10: 0192760653
ISBN 13: 9780192760654
Children’s book age: 5-7 Years