A Child's Garden of Verses

A Child's Garden of Verses

Mixed media product Dover Read and Listen

By (author) Robert Louis Stevenson, Illustrated by Fern Bisel Peat

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  • Publisher: Dover Publications Inc.
  • Format: Mixed media product | 96 pages
  • Dimensions: 208mm x 277mm x 10mm | 386g
  • Publication date: 30 December 2011
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 048648369X
  • ISBN 13: 9780486483696
  • Illustrations note: 16 colour illustrations, 51 black & white
  • Sales rank: 553,367

Product description

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.

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Table of contents

 A Good BoyA Good PlayA ThoughtArmies in the FireAt the Sea-SideAuntie's SkirtsAutumn FiresBed in SummerBlock CityEscape at BedtimeFairy BreadFarewell to the FarmForeign ChildrenForeign LandsFrom a Railway CarriageGood and Bad ChildrenHappy ThoughtHistorical AssociationsKeepsake MillLooking ForwardLooking-Glass RiverMarching SongMy Bed Is a BoatMy KingdomMy ShadowMy Ship and IMy TreasuresNest EggsNight and DayNorth-West PassagePicture Books in WinterPirate StoryRainSingingSummer SunSystemThe CowThe Dumb SoldierThe FlowersThe GardenerThe HayloftThe LamplighterThe Land of CounterpaneThe Land of NodThe Land of Story-BooksThe Little LandThe MoonThe Sun's TravelsThe SwingThe Unseen PlaymateThe WindTime to RiseTo Any ReaderTo AuntieTo MinnieTo My MotherTo My Name-ChildTo Willie and HenriettaTravelWhere Go the Boats?Whole Duty of ChildrenWindy NightsWinter-TimeYoung Night Thought