A Child's Garden of Verses

A Child's Garden of Verses

by Robert Louis Stevenson, Charles Robinson

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Overview

A handsome new edition of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic collection of children’s poems
Racehorse for Young Readers’ Children’s Classic Collections is a new series that offers readers timeless compilations of children’s literature. Handsomely packaged and affordable, this new series aims to revitalize these enchanting works and continue the tradition of sharing them with the next generation.

A Child’s Garden of Verses is one of the most famous children’s collections of poetry ever published. It was written by Robert Louis Stevenson for children about the joys and sorrows of childhood, touching on themes like illness and solitude as well as make-believe games and play. This collection includes stories like:
  • "Foreign Children"
  • "The Lamplighter"
  • "The Land of Counterpane"
  • "Bed in Summer"
  • "My Shadow"
  • "The Swing"
  • And more!
Whether you’re a collector or just want to share these incredible tales with the young readers in your life, this book will provide readers with countless hours of unforgettable stories and artwork.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781631583667
Publisher: Racehorse
Publication date: 07/28/2020
Series: Children's Classic Collections , #1
Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 96
File size: 49 MB
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Age Range: 4 - 8 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.
Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson (13 November 1850 – 3 December 1894) 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 26th 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 100 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 Eugene Field's Lullaby Land (1897), W. E. Cule's Child Voices (1899), Friedrich de la Motte Fouqué's Sintram and His Companions (1900), Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1907), Grimm's Fairy Tales (1910), Frances Hodgson Burnett's The Secret Garden (1911), and books written by Walter Copeland Jerrold and himself.

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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