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 coupled with Wildsmith's bright, imaginative images, the poems create a treasure garden for every child to explore.
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Tasha Tudor--illustrator of more than 70 books for children--is known for her charming drawings of children and animals; delicate, flower-filled borders; and delightful settings from days gone by. In this edition of Robert Louis Stevenson's venerated volume of children's poems, Tudor's old-fashioned illustrations perfectly complement the poetry that has survived a century in print. Here is a comfortable world of sunny gardens and storybooks, where children play with toy soldiers and imaginary friends. You may remember some of these poems from your own childhood, such as "My Shadow," "The Swing," and "The Land of Counterpane." If time is any judge, this garden of delights will stay a perennial favorite. (Ages 4 to adult)From the Inside Flap:
Welcome re-issue of Stevenson's delightful collection of children's verse, cherished by generations of children and parents. Beautifully illustrated with black and white drawings and full color paintings by renowned artist Jessie Willcox Smith. 128 pages.
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