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A Child's Garden of Verses (Dover Children's Thrift Classics)

A Child's Garden of Verses (Dover Children's Thrift Classics)
Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
ISBN 13: 9780486273013
ISBN 10: 486273016
Edition: Revised ed.
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication Date: 1992-09-30
Format: Paperback
Pages: 96
List Price: $3.00

Originally published in 1885, A Child’s Garden of Verses has served as a wonderful introduction to poetry for each new generation. Stevenson’s beloved poems celebrate childhood in all its complexity and joy, from the sunny pleasures of “At the Seaside,” to the imaginative musings of “Foreign Lands” to the playful, ever-popular “My Shadow.” Of the many available editions, Gyo Fujikawa’s is one of the sweetest and most personal. Illustrated in 1957, it was her very first book—and she evokes a simpler, more innocent time that should profoundly appeal to today’s audiences. It is a gift that every child will treasure.

Publishers Weekly

Rendered in brilliant candy-shop colors, Joanna Isles's folk-art designs, whimsical characters and striking typestyles put a beguiling face on a beloved work: Abrams's edition of Robert Louis Stevenson's A Child's Garden of Verses glows with charm and vitality.