A Child's Garden of Verses
Robert Louis Stevenson, Charles Robinson
- 96 Pages
- July 28, 2020
- ISBN: 9781631583643
- Series: Children's Classic Collections
- Imprint: Racehorse for Young Readers
- Trim Size: 8in x 10in
A handsome new edition of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic collection of children’s poems
Racehorse for Young Readers’ Children’s Classic Collections is a new series that offers readers timeless compilations of children’s literature. Handsomely packaged and affordable, this new series aims to revitalize these enchanting works and continue the tradition of sharing them with the next generation.
A Child’s Garden of Verses is one of the most famous children’s collections of poetry ever published. It was written by Robert Louis Stevenson for children about the joys and sorrows of childhood, touching on themes like illness and solitude as well as make-believe games and play. This collection includes stories like:
- "Foreign Children"
- "The Lamplighter"
- "The Land of Counterpane"
- "Bed in Summer"
- "My Shadow"
- "The Swing"
- And more!
Charles Robinson was a prolific book illustrator. The first full book he illustrated was Robert Louis Stevenson's A Child's Garden of Verses (1895) which includes over one hundred pen and ink drawings. It was extremely popular, going through many reprints, and generated numerous commissions. He illustrated many fairy tales and children's books throughout his career, including Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1907), Grimm's Fairy Tales (1910), among other notable works.