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This compendium of information "for, by and about young people" features chapters on sports celebrities, health, games, clubs, history, law and science.
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
Grade 1 Up Eleven editions of this classic are in print, including those illustrated by Tasha Tudor (Rand McNally, 1981), Jessie W. Smith (Scribners, 1905) and Brian Wildsmith (Oxford University Pr, 1984), yet Foreman's work lives on its own terms. His pen and ink-wash drawings and watercolors evoke both the dream world of a child's imagination and the real world of today. The child in "My Shadow" and the nude sprite in "The Flowers" are both wearing tennis shoes. "To My Mother" pictures a woman in jeans. What could be trite or trendy is instead fresh and modern and unstuffy. The book is meticulously laid out, and Mary Thwaite's introduction is clear and concise. But the core of this lovely book is Robert Louis Stevenson's poetry, which remains original, inspiring and wonder-provoking after a century. One may well wince at the underlying chauvinism of "Foreign Children," but most of the poems still sing. Foreman clearly understands how to ". . .sing your praise, /Happy chimney-corner days, /Sitting safe in nursery nooks, /Reading picture story-books. . . ." Kathleen D. Whalin, New Canaan Library, Conn.
Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Beautifully illustrated, my children and I enjoyed reading the poetry of Stevenson on rainy... Read more
This is a very lovely edition of Stevenson's "A Child's Garden of Verses." The paintings illustrating each poem are well chosen and quite beautiful. Read morePublished on Nov. 21 2001 by Brenda Jo Mengeling
When I was younger, well 5 actually, I had the chicken pox. This was one of my mom's favorite books. The words in the poetry just soothed me. Read morePublished on Oct. 17 2000 by "long_tall_sally"
I ordered this edition because the review said it had beautiful color illustrations - This book is in black and white - there is no color and it's very small - only around 6... Read morePublished on Sept. 18 2000
Stevenson describes children's points of view very carefully and thouroughly...this book will make you smile. Read morePublished on April 28 2000 by Tiffany Chang
I remember this book from my childhood. The poems are so bright and cheerful and most of them are short and easy to read. Read morePublished on April 23 2000 by Pat McMurria
Stevenson originally published these poems in 1885. The words and ideas are old-fashioned and a little dry. This book makes a worthwhile companion to others in a poetry study. Read morePublished on Jan. 19 2000