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A Childs Garden of Verses, Robert Louis Stevenson
on 21 January 2017
I have a 1955 reprint of this lovely wee book. I had hoped that the new 60th anniversary edition would be nice to have, so I treated myself... I have to say that I am a bit disappointed with the illustrations! In the first couple of pages the illustrations are exactly like the older version, however, from then on, they are too deeply "inked", for want of a better word?! The original illustrations being more like pencil sketches! The book itself, is larger... It's older version being nicer to handle, in my opinion. For a "Puffin" book, I am not impressed by the way this lovely wee book has been reprinted. On a lighter note... All the delightful "garden of verses", poems are as good as ever, and never fail to bring me joy, and happy memories of times as a very young, innocent child.