A Child's Garden of Verses (Hardcover)
How do you like to go up in a swing, Up in the air so blue? Oh, I do think it the pleasant thing Ever a child can do!
Whether they are remembering soaring into the the sky on a swing or building great palaces of blocks, children will deli ght in these much-loved poems about the everyday joys, truimphs, and small fears of being young.
For over one hundred years, the tender and playful poetry of A Child's Garden of Verses has enchanted readers of all ages. This beautiful new edition--with over seventy full-color and black-and-white images from award-winning artist Diane Goode --is the perfectway for parents and children to explore together the warmth and humor of the first years.
Glowing with the fantasy of childhood dreams and the clarity of childhood perceptions, this celebration of the wonders of childhood is sure to be welcomed by all.>
About the Author
Poet and novelist Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) was the author of a number of classic books for young readers, including Treasure Island , Kidnapped, and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Born in Edinburgh, Scotland, Mr. Stevenson was often ill as a child and spent much of his youth confined to his nursery, where he first began to compose stories even before he could read, and where he was cared for by his nanny, Alison Cunningham, to whom A Child's Garden of Verses is dedicated.
Diane Goode is the illustrator of more than fifty beloved and critically acclaimed picture books, including the Caldecott Honor Book When I Was Young in the Mountains by Cynthia Rylant. Inspired by the handwritten letters of the Founding Mothers, she begins with their quill and sepia handwriting and spins out the line to re-create their images and the remarkable events of their lives for a new generation of young readers.
Peter Glassman is the owner of Books of Wonder, the New York City bookstore and publisher specializing in new and old imaginative books for children. He is also the editor of the Books of Wonder Classics, a series of deluxe facsimiles and newly illustrated editions of timeless tales. And he is the author of The Wizard Next Door, illustrated by Steven Kellogg. Mr. Glassman lives in New York City.