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A Child's Garden of Verses Hardcover – Sep 1 2007

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  • Hardcover: 104 pages
  • Publisher: Sterling (Sept. 1 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 076079295X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0760792957
  • ASIN: 1402750625
  • Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 22.2 x 29.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 703 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #82,622 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I love these verses and like to share them with family children - I was a little disappointed that the illustrations were not by Gyo Fujikawa, which I remember from my own childhood - I guess I didn't check closely enough when ordering. Very nice, anyway. Thank you.
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This is an endearing collection of classic poetry with beautiful illustrations by Fujikawa to match. My three-year-old enjoys listening to these. Stevenson really captures the wonder and mystery of childhood.
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38 of 39 people found the following review helpful
My Favorite Edition! Aug. 20 2007
By Linda Austin - MoonbridgeBooks - Published on
Format: Hardcover
This edition was a favorite of my sister and I when we were kids. RLS's poems are delightful, but Ms. Fujikawa's watercolor illustrations add such charm and lush detail... and she perfectly captured the multicultural children. I am now the family keeper of our well-worn treasure. This is the most delightfully illustrated version (in my opinion better even than the wonderful Tasha Tudor's).
14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
I read this 40 years ago Feb. 9 2011
By A.Trendl - Published on
Format: Hardcover
Thirty years ago, I was taught to read with this. Different pictures, same poems. I learned to imagine and believe in ordinary, yet beautiful things. Even today, in my own writing, I smile realizing how and when I learned writing technique just by listening to my mother whisper these poems nightly.

Aptly named, RLS has the reader remembering the wonderful days of playing alone and with friends, of delighting in the moment.

Your child will gain an understanding of classic children's poetry, of the rhythm and rhyme. They sound eloquent aloud, and read gentle at bedtime.

Anthony Trendl
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
"A Child's Garden of Verses" Jan. 8 2008
By Jeanne Smith - Published on
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
A Child's Garden of Verses stands the test of time. My friends and I all remember this book from childhood. I purchased three this Chrismas. The illustrations are delightful. Gyo Fujikawi has captured the poems exquisitely, especially "The Land of Counterpane".
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
The joyful wonder of childhood Aug. 19 2010
By liveinbooks - Published on
Format: Hardcover
These beautiful poems and charming illustrations keep my four-year-old riveted. Whenever we come to some language that she doesn't understand, she asks me to explain, then nods and asks me to continue reading. The subject matter of Stevenson's poems is timeless, forever relevant to the young imagination, so the modern child is willing to work a little at his 19th century words!
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
A Child's Garden of Verses April 28 2008
By happy reader - Published on
Format: Hardcover
This is a book we wore to ribbons on our children and grandkids. We loved reading it to them and enjoyed it as much as they did. I purchased three to have on hand as gifts for future Great grandchildren or other lucky recipients.