A Child's Garden of Verses Hardcover – Sep 1 2007
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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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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.
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.
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 !
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.
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.
Most recent customer reviews
Perfect transaction in all ways. Item as described, super fast shipping. Great book & service! Thanks!Published 3 months ago by LLVB
this was my favorite book when I was young ( I'm 80 now) to the point that the book was in tatters after my grand children had handled it. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
I loved it as a child (and adult) and now my kids love it too!Published 9 months ago by Amazon Customer
This is an endearing collection of classic poetry with beautiful illustrations by Fujikawa to match. My three-year-old enjoys listening to these. Read morePublished 15 months ago by N. Smith
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... Read morePublished 21 months ago by jim blackmore
This book is pure magic. The Provensons' beautiful artwork has been etched onto my brain from early childhood. Read morePublished on June 10 2004 by S. Ruiz
Tasha Tudor's illustrations are absolutely timeless! I bought this book to read to my daughters but my 3 year old son loves it just as much. It would make a great shower gift!Published on May 30 2004 by Mara Kurowski
I was skeptical that he'd like this book when he found it,
believing my 2 year old was a bit young for poetry beyond
Dr. Seuss. Read more