A Child's Garden of Verses (Hardcover)
Generations of children have gone "up in a swing, up in the air so blue" and to "The Land of Counterpane" with these timeless verses by a beloved author. Master storyteller and poet Robert Louis Stevenson evokes the delights, fears, and wonders of childhood in a memorable series of images and rhymes.
In simple, expressive language, the poet ponders the mysteries of home and the wider world -- the nightly dreams of "The Land of Nod," the curious rustle of "Auntie's Skirts," and encounters with the changing tide "At the Sea-side."
This keepsake edition features 100 enchanting pen-and-ink drawings by noted artist Charles Robinson. The playful exuberance of Robinson's Art Nouveau-style images provides a perfect complement to this enduring classic.
About the Author
Novelist, poet, and travel writer, Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) wrote captivating tales for readers of all ages, including Treasure Island, Kidnapped, and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. This was the first of more than 100 books illustrated by artist and engraver Charles Robinson (1870-1937). Robinson worked in the Arts and Crafts tradition and specialized in children's literature. A pioneer of modern book design, he was among the first to integrate drawings with text.