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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: 5.0 out of 5 stars 21 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #40,618 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) was a Scottish novelist, poet, and essayist. His most popular works include Treasure Island, A Child s Garden of Verses, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and Kidnapped. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.


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This classic edition of Robert Louis Stevenson's "A Child's Garden of Verses" is justly famed because it so beautifully pairs Stevenson's sometimes exuberant, sometimes melancholy poems on childhood with the extraordinary illustrations of Tasha Tudor.
Tudor's delicate watercolors complement Stevenson's work almost to the point that you think the two, living in different centuries, must share some time-travel telepathy with each other. All the classic Stevenson pieces are here: "The Swing," "The Land of Counterpane," the terrific poem about a child's shadow. Tudor depicts only children and animals herein--as it should be--without the presence of shadow of adults anywhere. Both Stevenson and Tudor understand in their bones that no matter what grown-ups may think, children inhabit a world of their own. That world is mostly beautiful, but sometimes fraught with danger or questions. Those hints are present here, but the overwhelming impression any reader will have will be that of beauty--both in words and in pictures.
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Like many others, I first read these poems as a very young child. I didn't realise until rereading them just recently how many of them had stayed with me. The poems all deal with sounds, sights and emotions that will be familiar to most young children. And as an adult, the poetry of Robert Louis Stevenson brings back that sense of wonder and amazement that many of us lose as we grow older. One of the poems that I will always remember deals with how difficult it is to go to bed when you are told in the summer when the days are long and the sun is still out. who doesn't remember this?
The illustrations in this particular edition, by Tasha Tudor, capture perfectly the childhood world of the poetry--the imagination in play is wonderfully portrayed. Remember when the space under the table became a cave, or a castle, or a spaceship? These poems and the accompanying illustrations deal with these imaginary adventures that all children share in.
Purchase this book and share it with other adults and with the children in your life. If it stays with you for the rest of your life, then you have gained a treasure.
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Truly a walk down memory lane for this 3/4 of century old heart--At one time, I knew most of them by memory--the love of my life as a child and now a chance to go back to childhood- - if only in memory. Every one young or young at heart should read it just once more.
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Imagine my happiness when I found a copy of the book that night after night my mother had read to me as a child in the late 50s and early 60s - My copy had long fallen apart but this was the correct edition and as I opened the pages the illustrations welcomed me like old friends. I got the flu and my husband kindly read the entire book to me and then next time my Mom came to visit I read a few to her and watched her smile.
Expose a child to this book and they will develop a love of poetry, the whimiscal and when you watch Rocky and Bullwinkle next time you will know where Bullwinkle gets all the poems that he recites !
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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 a 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.
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Everything thing you'd expect from Tasha Tudor! This book is great for snuggling up and sharing special moments with your child. I had a book of the same title & author as a child (with a different illustrator) but only one verse was actually the same in this book. I was pleasantly surprised! These verses are longer and more difficult to memorize for a child, but very beautiful. Stevenson was surely a prolific poet!This book is a classic for every child's bookshelf. Would make a beautiful and very thoughtful gift.
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This was THE book of my childhood! I still own this book, and read it even today. I received it as a gift more than forty years ago, and it has lost none of it's original charm. This book introduces children to poetry with beautiful cadence, and uplifting, happy thoughts. The illsutrations of Tasha Tudor are lush and give additional imagination to the poetry. The stories in the poems are of a different time and place in history, but still evoke the innocence present in every child, even today...no matter our age!
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By A Customer on July 9 2000
Format: Hardcover
This review is being written from past memories.
I was trying to see what differnt verses were included in the book before ordering.
My daughter, whom shall make me a grandfather very soon, was given a childern's book that had the poem "The Swing" by R. L. Stevenson at a young age which she still quotes today
It is hoped that the new child will develope a love for reading and particulary poetry.
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