It is a stunning treasury that belongs in every child's library. Small 8vo, x, 101 pp. It was later reprinted as A Child's Garden of Verse without the s and has been reprinted many times since in different formats, often with really lovely illustrations. Though it might be a fun read aloud to very young children who do not understand words very well yet because of the well-crafted rhythms and rhymes, most children would not understand these poems on their own. Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson was a Scottish novelist, poet, and travel writer, and a leading representative of English literature.
I'd come home from school every day and he'd sit on my lap and want it read to him. This glorious new edition includes 64 evocative poems, over 100 timeless illustrations and a one-page biography of the well-loved author. The publisher and Amazon should be deeply embarrassed by this cruel deception. Very good copy overall in the original gilt-blocked, decorated cloth. Others - especially in the section called 'The Child Alone' reflect the loneliness Stevenson felt when he was ill and without any playmates.
The E-mail message field is required. Scottish novelist, poet and essayist Robert Louis Stevenson dedicated A Child's Garden of Verses to Alison Cunningham, the nurse of his early childhood years in Edinburgh—a time whose essence he strove to recapture in the sixty-four poems of this long-treasured collection. Stevenson was a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist, musician and travel writer. Top edge gilt, deckled edges. Also by: ————— Read along on , , and said. Unfortunately this version seems to be out of print at the moment but there are many other versions to choose from.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1905. A nice copy of the first edition. Black cloth with pictorial pastedown on front cover, gilt titling on spine, rubbed at extremities, light shelfwear to pastedown, internally bright and clean except 5 leaves with a faint stain at corner not interfering with text or illustrations. Some of them are simple enough that they would make sense, but many deal with things that were part of the English way of life back in the late 1800s when this collection was written. Spine with five raised bands, each with dotted gilt lines. Jean Ballantyne is believed to be one of the daughters of R. The works, mostly taken from previously illustrated editions of Stevenson's famous collection, are by such well-known artists as Jessie Wilcox Smith, Charles Robinson, H.
Hard cover in original cloth. Three children imagine themselves pirates. You know, this book was not at all what I hoped to receive in the mail. I purchased the ebook version from a link on the Tasha Tudor product page for A Child's Garden of Verses, assuming the e book was identical to the paperback and hardcover versions illustrated by Ms Tudor. Black cloth with gilt lettering on spine, full-size color cover insert, illustrated endpapers, illustrated title-page, twelve full-page color plates with captioned tissue guards bound-in, all by Jessie Willcox Smith.
Rubbing and very light bumping to spine ends, light rubbing to edges and corners. Now that I've had my say on poetry and winter, feel free to bask in the awesome glow that is Gyo Fujikawa. Each plate with printed tissue guard. A Child's Garden of Verses is a childhood staple that should be in every child's home library. Bound in publisher's pictorial green cloth, showing a child holding a plant pot out of which roses sprout, surrounding a view of a formal garden, with gilt titles and further decoration to spine, rear board shows a girl digging at the base of a piece of decorative foliage in gilt; all edges gilt. There are several small closed tears and numerous chips in the edges.
A child contemplates the sun. Ready to charm a new generation of readers, this perennial classic celebrates all the timeless joys of childhood! He intent Is all on his play-business bent. Gwyn Conger wrote the music which was performed by Francis Archer and Beverly Gile. London: Longmans, Green, and Co. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1905.
A child contemplates the gardener. A child see flowers as fairy homes. Outer covers have a few light marks and gold a little dulled especially on spine, little rubbed on edges. I was so disgusted, I couldn't even show it to my child, lest he think that this was appropriate work. Smith, with his pencilled ownership inscription to the first blank recto. About A Child's Garden of Verses Robert Louis Stevenson suffered from ill health all his life and as a child was often sick and had to stay in bed. This is a beautiful copy.
A cow lives happily in a field. Original gilt-stamped blue cloth slightly rubbed on corners and spine ends, spine and bevelled edges somewhat darkened , top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Here is a delightful look at childhood, written by master poet and storyteller Robert Louis Stevenson. Sources and a short biography of the poet are appended. The works, mostly taken from previously illustrated editions of Stevenson's famous collection, are by such well-known artists as Jessie Wilcox Smith, Charles Robinson, H.
My first post - on the Duvoisin version - is. Booth and Mehew The Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson, v. The coming generation of children will not understand many of I would not recommend this book to children. One of the more charming books of the press and one of its smallest limitations. Presentation copy with an inscription by the Illustrator. Willebeek Le Mair, Margaret Tarrant, and Willy Pogany. A child plays in a hay-loft.