A Child's Garden of Verses

A Child's Garden of Verses

by Robert Louis Stevenson

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Overview

This volume contains a compilation of delightful children's poems written by Robert Louis Stevenson. This timeless treasury is ideal for introducing children to poetry, and it would make for a great addition to collections of related literature. The poems of this anthology include: "Bed in Summer", "A Thought", "At the Sea-Side", "Young Night-Thought", "Whole Duty of Children", "Rain", "Pirate Story", "Foreign Lands", "Windy Nights", "Travel", "Singing", "Looking Forward", "A Good Play", and more. Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson (1850 - 1894) was a famous Scottish essayist, novelist, poet, and travel writer whose famous works include "Treasure Island" and "The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde". Many vintage texts such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive, and it is with this in mind that we are republishing this book now, in an affordable, high-quality, modern edition. It comes complete with a specially commissioned biography of the author.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781473375307
Publisher: Read Books Ltd.
Publication date: 11/27/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 66
File size: 256 KB
Age Range: 9 - 15 Years

About the Author

Robert Louis Stevenson was a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist, musician and travel writer. His most famous works are Treasure Island, Kidnapped, Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and A Child's Garden of Verses. Stevenson was a literary celebrity during his lifetime, and now ranks as the twenty-sixth most translated author in the world.

Charles Robinson was a prolific book illustrator. The first full book he illustrated was Robert Louis Stevenson's A Child's Garden of Verses (1895) which includes over one hundred pen and ink drawings. It was extremely popular, going through many reprints, and generated numerous commissions. He illustrated many fairy tales and children's books throughout his career, including Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1907), Grimm's Fairy Tales (1910), among other notable works.

Date of Birth:

November 13, 1850

Date of Death:

December 3, 1894

Place of Birth:

Edinburgh, Scotland

Place of Death:

Vailima, Samoa

Education:

Edinburgh University, 1875

Table of Contents

TO ALISON CUNNINGHAM
I. Bed in Summer
II. A Thought
III. At the Sea-Side
IV. Young Night Thought
V. Whole Duty of Children
VI. Rain
VII. Pirate Story
VIII. Foreign Lands
IX. Windy Nights
X. Travel
XI. Singing
XII. Looking Forward
XIII. A Good Play
XIV. Where Go the Boats?
XV. Auntie's Skirts
XVI. The Land ofCounterpane
XVII. The Land of Nod
XVIII. My Shadow
XIX. System
XX. A Good Boy
XXI. Escape at Bedtime
XXII. Marching Song
XXIII. The Cow
XXIV. Happy Thought
XXV. The Wind
XXVI. Keepsake Mill
XXVII. Good and Bad Children
XXVIII. Foreign Children
XXIX. The Sun's Travels
XXX. The Lamplighter
XXXI. My Bed Is a Boat
XXXII. The Moon
XXIII. The Swing
XXXIV. Time to Rise
XXXV. Looking-Glass River
XXXVI. Fairy Bread
XXXVII. From a Railway Carriage
XXXVIII. Winter-Time
XXXIX. The Hayloft
XL. Farewell to the Farm
XLI. North-West Passage
1. GOOD NIGHT
2. SHADOW MARCH
3. IN PORT
THE CHILD ALONE
I. The Unseen Playmate
II. My Ship and I
III. My Kingdom
IV. Picture-Books in Winter
V. My Treasures
VI. Block City
VII. The Land of Story-Books
VIII. Armies in the Fire
IX. The Little Land
GARDEN DAYS
I. Night and Day
II. Nest Eggs
III. The Flowers
IV. Summer Sun
V. The Dumb Soldier
VI. Autumn Fires
VII. The Gardener
VIII. Historical Associations
ENVOYS
I. To Willie and Henrietta
II. To My Mother
III. To Auntie
IV. To Minnie
V. To My Name-Child
VI. To Any Reader

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