A Child's Garden of Verses by Robert  Louis Stevenson

A Child's Garden of Verses

byRobert Louis StevensonIllustratorTasha Tudor

Picture Books | January 15, 1999

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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

Novelist, poet, and essayist Robert Louis Stevenson was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. A sickly child, Stevenson was an invalid for part of his childhood and remained in ill health throughout his life. He began studying engineering at Edinburgh University but soon switched to law. His true inclination, however, was for writing. For sever...

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Title:A Child's Garden of VersesFormat:Picture BooksDimensions:72 pages, 11.75 × 9 × 0.5 inPublished:January 15, 1999Publisher:Simon & Schuster Books for Young ReadersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0689823827

ISBN - 13:9780689823824

Appropriate for ages: 4

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Discover a captivating treasury by master wordsmith Robert Louis Stevenson. Celebrate the magic and wonder of childhood and gardens in verse. This well-known collection of poems tells of fairies, far-away places and brings them vividly to life with the gorgeous watercolours of one of America's best-loved illustrators, Tasha Tudor. Children and adults will marvel at this gorgeous edition, which is elegantly designed in full-cloth binding with stamping and ribbon. A Child's Garden of Verses is 72 pages of sheer delight that you or your child will not want to miss.