A Child's Garden of Verses

A Child's Garden of Verses

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Scottish novelist, poet and essayist Robert Louis Stevenson dedicated "A Child's Garden of Verses" to Alison Cunningham, the nurse of his early childhood years in Edinburgh--a time whose essence he strove to recapture in the sixty-four poems of this long-treasured collection. Here, in "The Land of Counterpane" and "The Land of Nod, " and in such delightful lyrics as "My Bed Is a Boat, " "Autumn Fires" and "Windy Nights, " are rhymes and images children and their parents have cherished together since "A Child's Garden of Verses" was first published in 1885.

Alternately humorous and whimsical, grave and fearful, courageous and determined, the poems touchingly voice the many moods and currents of a child's imaginings. All sixty-four poems are reprinted in this edition in large, easy-to-read type. New illustrations by Thea Kliros capture the magical spirit of this beloved classic of children's literature.
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Product details

  • 0-5
  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 203.2 x 271.78 x 7.62mm | 453.59g
  • Dover Publications Inc.
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0486234819
  • 9780486234816
  • 1,399,158

About Robert Louis Stevenson

Novelist, poet, and travel writer, Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) wrote captivating tales for readers of all ages, including Treasure Island, Kidnapped, and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.
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Table of contents

At the Sea-Side
The Swing
Where Go the Boats?
The Land of Counterpane
The Hayloft
The Land of Story-Books
The Cow
A Thought
My Shadow
Bed in Summer
Windy Nights
The Moon
Summer Sun
My Bed Is a Boat
From a Railway Carriage
Happy Thought
Time to Rise
Looking-Glass River
My Ship and I
Picture-Books in Winter
The Wind
The Land of Nod
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