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A Child’s Garden of Verses

A Child’s Garden of Verses

Here is a delightful look at childhood, written by master poet and storyteller Robert Louis Stevenson. In this collection of sixty-six poems, Stevenson recalls the joys of his childhood, from sailing boats down a river, to waiting for the lamplighter, to sailing off to foreign lands in his imagination.

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Here is a delightful look at childhood, written by master poet and storyteller Robert Louis Stevenson. In this collection of sixty-six poems, Stevenson recalls the joys of his childhood, from sailing boats down a river, to waiting for the lamplighter, to sailing off to foreign lands in his imagination.

Tasha Tudor’s watercolor paintings evoke a simpler time in the past, and celebrate two of the things she loves most — children and nature.

Her talents are the perfect match for these inspiring poems, making this a handsome gift edition that will be cherished by families for generations.

About the Author & Illustrator:

Robert Louis Stevenson (13 November 1850 – 3 December 1894) was a Scottish novelist and travel writer, most noted for Treasure Island, Kidnapped, and A Child’s Garden of Verses. Born and educated in Edinburgh, Stevenson suffered from serious bronchial trouble for much of his life, but continued to write prolifically and travel widely, in defiance of his poor health. His travels took him to France, America and Australia, before he finally settled in Samoa, where he died.

“Tasha Tudor, one of America’s most beloved author-illustrators of children’s literature, has brought abiding joy to generations of readers. During her lifetime, she wrote and illustrated more than two dozen published texts while her artwork has now appeared in over one hundred different titles and on multitudinous greeting cards. She is justifiably famous and appreciated around the world, for the expressive nature of her exquisite watercolors and pencil drawings (particularly those featuring children) which often convey tranquility as well as gentle humor.” See more here.

A Few Reviews:

“This is the hardback edition illustrated by Tasha Tudor. I understand Amazon has mashed all the reviews for every edition of this book together, so if the Tasha Tudor edition is the one you want, be careful to order a new copy, or make sure you ask the Marketplace seller (if you are buying used) to guarantee you get this edition.

“This contains all the poems, the last few of which were dedications to special people in Stevenson’s life. (Some other editions only have selected poems.) A small number of the poems have not aged well, but the rest are just as wonderful as they were when I was a kid, like the boy who complains of having to go to bed by day in the summer (I recall those early bedtimes when I was small), the swing poem, and “The Land of Counterpane,” which reminds me of sick days out of school. The attraction of this edition is the Tudor illustrations, which are beautifully detailed. I read this volume twice, once for the poetry, and a longer time to enjoy all the details of Tudor’s lovely watercolors. It is an outstanding edition!”

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