Read A Child's Garden of Verses Online Free - All the joys and sorrows, fears and fantasies of an imaginative solitary child are brought together in this edition of a much-loved classic. Stevenson's timeless verses bear witness to a happy childhood and create a treasure garden for every child to explore.
|Title||:||A Child's Garden of Verses|
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February 17, 2016
*Read for school*
November 28, 2016
I found this wonderful book whilst doing my weekly browse in Waterstones today. It really is a lovely little collection of poetry that will bring the reader back to their youth. This collection was published in 1885 for children and the verses still ring true for children of modern day.
This is an...
April 23, 2012
My grandma gave me this book when I was very young. I read it around ages 6-7 years-old. It made me happy to be young and now it makes me want to be that young again. It was strange how easily I could identify with the young Robert Louis Stevenson. I could absolutely understand his annoyance at b...
August 14, 2016
The Land of Counterpane
When I was sick and lay a-bed,
I had two pillows at my head,
And all my toys beside me lay,
To keep me happy all the day.
* * * * *
I was the giant great and still
That sits upon the pillow-hill,
And sees before him, dale and plain,
The pleasant land of counterpane.
August 20, 2017
“Odio il cinismo più del diavolo; a meno che siano la stessa cosa” (R.L. Stevenson)
Cosa c’è di più stupefacente della freschezza, semplicità, curiosità, fantasia di un bambino? La freschezza, semplicità, curiosità, fantasia di un uomo adulto che ha saputo mantenere un cuore bambino, non incattivi...
February 27, 2016
This rates 5 stars for the beautiful illustrations by Eve Garnet alone, the poems are lovely too, although some of the statements about children will sound dated to the modern ear, there are some lovely evocative words and pictures of idyllic childhoods and country scenes. I have a 1940s copy of...
February 22, 2016
Strung these poems end to end like beads on a string around my heart, reading slowly to savor. Exquisite! Not all resonate with a modern reader: most espouse adherence to traditional gender roles; almost all take as their subject the joys and tragedies of childhood experiences, and quite a few ar...
March 23, 2015
"The Wind" by Robert Louis Stevenson is a rhyming poem. It talks about the wind and how it feels.
My favorite line is, "O you that are so strong and cold." It makes me feel like the wind will blow me off my feet! My favorite rhyming words are "cold and old," "sky and high," and "long and song."
February 10, 2014
This book was given to me by my kindergarten teacher. I still have it and treasure it.
February 25, 2017
I just saw a review on this and remembered that it is on my shelf as well. Great art and of course poetry for children. Delightful book.