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A Child's Garden of Verses [Hardcover]

By Robert Louis Stevenson (Author) & Tasha Tudor (Illustrator)
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A collection of poems evoking the world and feelings of childhood

Publishers Description
Here is a delightful look at childhood, written by master poet and storyteller Robert Louis Stevenson. In this collection of sixty-six poems, Stevenson recalls the joys of his childhood, from sailing boats down a river, to waiting for the lamplighter, to sailing off to foreign lands in his imagination. Tasha Tudor's watercolor paintings evoke a simpler time in the past, and celebrate two of the things she loves most -- children and nature. Her talents are the perfect match for these inspiring poems, making this a handsome gift edition that will be cherished by families for generations.

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A Child's Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson & Tasha Tudor has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
  • Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2010 page 702

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
Pages   72
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 12.04" Width: 9.3" Height: 0.47"
Weight:   1.4 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Feb 1, 1999
Publisher   Simon & Schuster
Age  4-8
ISBN  0689823827  
ISBN13  9780689823824  

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More About Robert Louis Stevenson & Tasha Tudor

Robert Louis Stevenson Born on November 13, 1850, in Edinburgh, Scotland, Robert Louis Stevenson traveled often, and his global wanderings lent themselves well to his brand of fiction. Stevenson developed a desire to write early in life, having no interest in the family business of lighthouse engineering. He was often abroad, usually for health reasons, and his journeys led to some of his early literary works.

Publishing his first volume at the age of 28, Stevenson became a literary celebrity during his life when works such as Treasure Island, Kidnapped, and Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde were released to eager audiences. He died in Samoa in 1894.

In 1878, Robert Louis Stevenson saw the publication of his first volume of work, An Inland Voyage; the book provides an account of his trip from Antwerp to northern France, which he made in a canoe via the river Oisé. A companion work, Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes (1879), continues in the introspective vein of Inland Voyage and also focuses on the voice and character of the narrator, beyond simply telling a tale.

Also from this period are the humorous essays of Virginibus Puerisque and Other Papers (1881), which were originally published from 1876 to '79 in various magazines, and Stevenson's first book of short fiction, New Arabian Nights (1882). The stories marked the United Kingdom's emergence into the realm of the short story, which had previously been dominated by Russians, Americans and the French. These stories also marked the beginning of Stevenson's adventure fiction, which would come to be his calling card.

The 1880s were notable for both Stevenson's declining health (which had never been good) and his prodigious literary output. He suffered from hemorrhaging lungs (likely caused by undiagnosed tuberculosis), and writing was one of the few activities he could do while confined to bed. While in this bedridden state, he wrote some of his most popular fiction, most notably Treasure Island (1883), Kidnapped (1886), Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1886), and The Black Arrow (1888).

The idea for Treasure Island was ignited by a map that Stevenson had drawn for his 12-year-old stepson; Stevenson had conjured a pirate adventure story to accompany the drawing, and it was serialized in the boys' magazine Young Folks from October 1881 to January 1882. When Treasure Island was published in book form in 1883, Stevenson got his first real taste of widespread popularity, and his career as a profitable writer had finally begun. The book was Stevenson's first volume-length fictional work, as well as the first of his writings that would be dubbed "for children." By the end of the 1880s, it was one of the period's most popular and widely read books.

Robert Louis Stevenson lived in Edinburgh Edinburgh. Robert Louis Stevenson was born in 1850 and died in 1894.

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  5. Collins Classics
  6. Colonial Radio Theatre on the Air
  7. Dover Children's Thrift Classics
  8. Dover Evergreen Classics
  9. Dover Read and Listen
  10. Dover Thrift Editions
  11. Enriched Classics (Pocket)
  12. Everyman's Library Children's Classics
  13. Norton Critical Editions
  14. Novela Grafica
  15. Oxford Children's Classics
  16. Oxford World's Classics (Paperback)
  17. Penguin Classics
  18. Puffin Classics
  19. Scribner Storybook Classic
  20. Scribner Storybook Classics
  21. Signet Classics
  22. Sterling Classics
  23. Tantor Unabridged Classics
  24. Treasure Island (Sterling)
  25. Vintage Classics
  26. Word Cloud Classics

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1Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 4-8 > General
2Books > Subjects > Children > Authors & Illustrators, A-Z > ( S ) > Stevenson, Robert Louis
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5Books > Subjects > Children > Literature > Classics by Age
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8Books > Subjects > Children > Series > Early Reader
9Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > Authors, A-Z > ( S ) > Stevenson, Robert Louis
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A Child's Garden of Verses  Jun 7, 2008
I received this book from a friend at Christmas when I was a child. I always loved it. I sent a copy to my great granddaughters 8th birthday last year with a couple of other story books and she said she loved all of them.
Better then expected!  Apr 21, 2008
A Child's Garden of VersesI had this book of poems as a child and loved it dearly. I recently purchased this newer (artwork) version of my favorite book, and WOW was I surprised. The artwork was beautiful and added greatly to the beautiful verses. I am sure that not only the baby that I gifted this to, but his parents will love the book (and artwork) as much as I still love mine. Thank You.
classic!  Dec 29, 2007
This book brought back memories of my childhood which I can now pass down to my grandchildren.
Step Back in Time  Dec 21, 2007
To wander through your childhood, as I recently did, I highly recommend Robert Louis Stevenson's, "A Child's Garden of Verses". The illustrations combined with the poetry reminded me of my first introduction to poetry. That early experience instilled a life long love of poetry in myself which I passed along to my children. My son has become "the family poet" so I purchased this volume for him for Christmas. Poetry conveys in a few eloquent words the emotions that no other form of writing can. We would be much poorer humans without this medium.
Rare classics?  Dec 17, 2007
I was amazed at the difficulty of finding this literary classic anywhere . I checked in local stores , large franchises and even used book shops . I know I sound like my grandfather , but what is the world coming to ?! You not only had it , but shipped it immediately . My grandchildren will treasure this book as I did . Thanks !!

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