Robert Louis Stevenson - A Child's Garden of Verses, Longman, Green and co. 1904

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Robert Louis Stevenson - A Child's Garden of Verses, Longman, Green and co. 1904

Original cloth in good condition. Rubbed edges on spine and bumped end. bumped corners. Gilt top page edge. foxing on end papers with small price sticker.  foxing on page edges. text firm and clean. one folded top corner leaf. Darkened cloth.

weight 250g.       Pages    101.

Transport your child's imagination to a joyful garden of poems with Robert Louis Stevenson's beloved classic A Child's Garden of Verses. This charming collection of over 80 simply written poems celebrates the wonders and pleasures of childhood.

Written for Stevenson's stepson, the poems in A Child's Garden of Verses capture the hopes, fears, and dreams of a young child's eye view of the world. Familiar themes such as bedtime, playtime, animals, flowers, and family are beautifully rendered in Stevenson's cheerful, musical verse.

Poems such as "From a Railway Carriage", "The Land of Counterpane", and "Foreign Children" have delighted generations with their imaginative images, lively rhythms, and sense of joy and wonder. Stevenson's gentle spirit and skill with language create poem after poem of descriptive charm and heartfelt feeling.

This Longmans Green edition features the original illustrated cover art by W.G. Burn-Murdoch, which depicts a magical walled garden that perfectly complements the poetic world within. A perfect gift for children age 6-10, this book invites you to experience the world anew through a child's eyes by stepping into Robert Louis Stevenson's enduring garden of childlike delights.

Discover the simple pleasures of childhood again through Stevenson's lively verses, which capture the magic, mystery and gladness of a child's first glimpse into poetry's eternal garden.