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A Child's Garden of Verses [Hardcover]

Robert Louis Stevenson , Gyo Fujikawa
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Sept. 1 2007 1402750625 978-0760792957
Originally published in 1885, A Child’s Garden of Verses has served as a wonderful introduction to poetry for each new generation. Stevenson’s beloved poems celebrate childhood in all its complexity and joy, from the sunny pleasures of “At the Seaside,” to the imaginative musings of “Foreign Lands” to the playful, ever-popular “My Shadow.” Of the many available editions, Gyo Fujikawa’s is one of the sweetest and most personal. Illustrated in 1957, it was her very first book—and she evokes a simpler, more innocent time that should profoundly appeal to today’s audiences. It is a gift that every child will treasure.

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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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5.0 out of 5 stars My Favorite Edition! Aug. 20 2007
By Linda Austin - MoonbridgeBooks - Published on Amazon.com
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).
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I read this 40 years ago Feb. 9 2011
By A.Trendl HungarianBookstore.com - Published on Amazon.com
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
5.0 out of 5 stars "A Child's Garden of Verses" Jan. 8 2008
By Jeanne Smith - Published on Amazon.com
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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
5.0 out of 5 stars A Beautiful Book w/ Beautiful Illustrations Dec 11 2009
By silky69 - Published on Amazon.com
This is an ageless book filled with some of Robert Louis Stevenson's most famous poems. Fujikawa beautifully illustrated it, and it is one of those beautiful children's books that you will want to hang on to long after your children have outgrown their bedtime story time.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The joyful wonder of childhood Aug. 19 2010
By liveinbooks - Published on Amazon.com
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!
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