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*
February 04, 2018
A Child's Garden of Verses is a collection of poetry aimed at young children though due to the latent racism and views on British supremacy, I would not recommend it to a young impressionable reader.
Robert Louis Stevenson was a very versatile writer; he delved deep into the human psyche when he...
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.
November 19, 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...
March 11, 2018
Enhanting. Read a volume illustrated by Charles Robinson.
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...
March 02, 2018
My edition different cover, with an assortment of classic illustrations chosen by Cooper Edens.
My review from the Children's Books discussion for Poetry month:
Emphasizes the sentimental and the nostalgic. That may be appropriate, and a good way to sell the book to the ppl with the money... but I'...
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...
February 10, 2014
This book was given to me by my kindergarten teacher. I still have it and treasure it.