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A CHILD\'S GARDEN OF VERSES Hardcover – 1958


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  • Hardcover
  • ASIN: B000S5LLNW
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By J. A. Stewart on 19 Dec. 2012
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This was such a constant companion in my childhood and having loved these poems by RLS I moved on to his prose works and I have to say they are now very much old friends revisited regularly. Thank goodness that Stevenson is now regathering recognition in his native City to the extent that there is an "RLS Day". The Child's Garden has a deceptively simple quality - innocence, certainly, but underlying those real virtues lies the nascent mind of a great writer and observer of life, someone who has first hand experience of sustained illness (for example) but retains wonderful optimism:
Sing a song of seasons!
Something bright in all!
Flowers in the summer,
Fires in the fall!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Seren on 14 Mar. 2011
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This book of Child's Garden of Verse is brilliantly written and has charming coloured illustrations throughout the book making the poems attractive visually.
I bought this book as my daughter had to learn Where Go The Boats for School, and it brought back my childhood memories.

This book will defiantly be a book to treasure and will be read for many years to come, with something to delight and inspire every child. I glad we have it in our home !
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Sophie Anne on 13 Feb. 2010
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I admit that I was never a fan of Robert Louis Stevenson's gung ho swashbuckling stories (maybe its a girl thing). But as a child I did enjoy this collection of poems. To be honest, I enjoyed several of the poems, as some went over my head at the time. The Land of Counterpane was a favourite, up there almost with the Christopher Robin verses. Re-reading the book to share with my children, I have tactfully dropped a few of the poems from our bedtime selection (so un-PC to be a grown up treat for lax liberals with a warped sense of humour) for private consumption only. But many quite lovely.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Dot B on 24 July 2012
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My mother used to read these poems to me, and when my granddaughter was born, I wanted her to have a decent copy of the book. This is a nice big book, large format, heavy paper, with rich colors and lovely artwork - no cheap supermarket copy here. You may find these poems a little obscure, old-fashioned, but my memories are fond, and I've been reading this to my granddaughter for a couple years. She's only 5 today and she loves it too.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Homebod on 29 Dec. 2010
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I had this book as a child, but not this edition. The poems are lovely and timeless and I love to read them to my little girl (4 and a half). She likes the pictures, but I must say the illustrations are not nearly as nice in the edition I had (couldnt find a copy of the one I had on amazon or amazon marketplace). The illustrations are line drawings, old fashioned and charming, but the book I had before had coloured drawings which spread across the whole page and gave a small child a lot to look at whilst hearing the poems.
The poems are obviously just as lovely and I would say are suitable for about 4 year olds upwards.
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This is the classic children's poetry book. There are just so many well-known poems in this book. The poems are simple enough for a four-year-old to understand. There is a poem for every season of the year and all the important events of a small child's day - winter, summer, spring, autumn bonfires, getting up, imaginative play, being sick in bed, etc. Lovely charming illustrations by Jessie Orton Jones
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By pip on 19 Oct. 2010
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I bought this for my daughter. I got one for my 7th birthday and still have it and still love it.
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By Mrs S Peirce on 27 Mar. 2014
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The front appealed to me & the poems are just the same but this paperback did not have the illustrations from my childhood book.
As a gift on its own, it would be disappointing. Look for a larger version with pictures if you want a really nice present. Luckily my purchase is a secondary gift - the ribbon wrapped Ballet Shoes looks more like a gift.
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