A Child's Garden of Verses: Includes a Read-and-Listen CD

A Child's Garden of Verses: Includes a Read-and-Listen CD

by Robert Louis Stevenson, Fern Bisel Peat




Robert Louis Stevenson's "Happy Thought" betokens all the joy and wonder of A Child's Garden of Verses. The poetic musings of this well-loved classic recapture childhood mysteries that range from the everyday rituals of home ("The Land of Nod," "Escape at Bedtime," and "My Bed Is a Boat") to the curiosities of a wider world ("Foreign Lands," "Pirate Story," and "Where Go the Boats?").
This reproduction of a 1940 publication is enriched by 67 wistful illustrations, 16 of them in full color, by noted children's book illustrator Fern Bisel Peat. An exclusive CD accompanies the volume, allowing kids to read along with the recording, or simply listen, or enjoy the book alone. Readers and listeners of all ages will treasure this keepsake edition of Stevenson's timeless poetry.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780486483696
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication date: 10/20/2011
Series: Dover Read and Listen Series
Pages: 96
Product dimensions: 8.10(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 6 - 12 Years

About the Author

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-94) was a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist, and travel writer. His most popular books include Treasure Island, Kidnapped, and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.
Fern Bisel Peat was a noted illustrator of children's books, magazines, and toys.

Date of Birth:

November 13, 1850

Date of Death:

December 3, 1894

Place of Birth:

Edinburgh, Scotland

Place of Death:

Vailima, Samoa


Edinburgh University, 1875

Table of Contents

A Good Boy
A Good Play
A Thought
Armies in the Fire
At the Sea-Side
Auntie's Skirts
Autumn Fires
Bed in Summer
Block City
Escape at Bedtime
Fairy Bread
Farewell to the Farm
Foreign Children
Foreign Lands
From a Railway Carriage
Good and Bad Children
Happy Thought
Historical Associations
Keepsake Mill
Looking Forward
Looking-Glass River
Marching Song
My Bed Is a Boat
My Kingdom
My Shadow
My Ship and I
My Treasures
Nest Eggs
Night and Day
North-West Passage
Picture Books in Winter
Pirate Story
Summer Sun
The Cow
The Dumb Soldier
The Flowers
The Gardener
The Hayloft
The Lamplighter
The Land of Counterpane
The Land of Nod
The Land of Story-Books
The Little Land
The Moon
The Sun's Travels
The Swing
The Unseen Playmate
The Wind
Time to Rise
To Any Reader
To Auntie
To Minnie
To My Mother
To My Name-Child
To Willie and Henrietta
Where Go the Boats?
Whole Duty of Children
Windy Nights
Young Night Thought

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