Milne books of the 's. View all 8 comments. Mar 18, Jill Hutchinson rated it it was amazing Shelves: What wonderful memories this little book holds! It is responsible for my bibliomania of today. We were a reading family and my parents bought me this book when I was a small child and would read to me from it until I mastered reading on my own. Such classic poems it contains and my edition has illustrations by the wonderful Jesse Wilcox Smith which makes it even better.
Along with Poems of Childhood by Eugene Field, this book never gets old and is still enjoyable to the adult who read it as a ch What wonderful memories this little book holds! Along with Poems of Childhood by Eugene Field, this book never gets old and is still enjoyable to the adult who read it as a child. The Wind "I saw you toss the kites on high And blow the birds about the sky; And all around I heard you pass, Like ladies' skirts across the grass- O wind, a-blowing all day long, O Wind, that sings so loud a song" I cannot find the correct edition - ours is ancient!
I adore Wynken, Blinken and Nod and "How do you like to go up in the air, up in the air so high, oh I do think it is the They are my favorites. View all 20 comments. The poem read is forgotten as soon as the page is turned. The illustrations are wonderfully done. May 28, Taymara Jagmohan rated it really liked it. A Child's Garden of Verses is a read that reminds me of all the little experiences as a child!
Sometimes we see the moon, we see the weathered patterns, and we see the happy thoughts resonate into actions, but do we ever know where they spring from? They don't lodge themselves from the grabs of young imagination, but this is a phase that truly continues to grow. You grow old towards the genuine reality, and repose of life, but are you enjoying it? Do not be afraid of living fo Absolutely wonderful!
Do not be afraid of living for once in your heavenly thoughts, because the Mexicans have a lifelong tradition of living in it. The Buddhists live in their Nirvanas, and the Hindus worship their rich liberations or Shaktis! Why can't you live in the freedom of yourself? I learnt so many things from this book.
Let things matter to you, and know what they are about. This made me laugh: I woke before the morning, I was happy all day. I never said an ugly word, but smiled and stuck to play. And now at last the sun is going down behind the wood, And I am very happy, for I know that I have been good. My bed is waiting cool and fresh, With linen smooth and fair, And I must be off to sleepsin-bay, And not forget my prayer. I know that, till to-morrow I shall see the sun arise, No ugly dream shall fight my mind, no ugly sight for my eyes. But slumber hold me tightly till I waken in the dawn, And hear the thrushes singing in the lilacs round the lawn.
The book was beautiful, and small. I am progressing beautifully today, eh? With at least six different editions of 'A Child's Garden of Verses' already in my collection, why would I want another I wonder? The answer was that it was a superbly illustrated edition and had a lengthy introduction by Michael Rosen so I just had to have it.
And why would I read it having read it innumerable times before?
The answer to that is that it is one of my all-time favourite books and I enjoy reading it over and over again. I was not disappointed this time either as I visited The Land With at least six different editions of 'A Child's Garden of Verses' already in my collection, why would I want another I wonder? The book is a remarkable achievement for Stevenson was a sickly child and acknowledges that in his introductory poem to his nurse Alison Cunningham but one would never know from the absolutely delightful poems of childhood that he has written.
It is a book that I certainly hope to read again and again in the future and each time picking a different edition from my collection I feel sure it will be five stars each time. I give this book two stars and I think that is being pretty darn generous. The poetry is very old-fashioned and filled with difficult words--words that are even difficult for me like "paven pools" and "gabies".
I doubt these will show up on future SAT's. The poems are good if you are old enough to understand them, but the children they are meant for are probably too young for them. We read Gyo Fujikawa's edition. The illustrations are so cute but, despite being drawn by a Japanese-American woman I give this book two stars and I think that is being pretty darn generous. The illustrations are so cute but, despite being drawn by a Japanese-American woman, are not multicultural. That is a sign of the times. I guess in it was still an all white world in children's books.
We soldiered on, reading a little from this book every day and I am SO glad we are finished. I am returning to the library today!!!! It is now about a month later. I judged a speech contest where the participants recited poetry. Looking at the poems, I instantly knew they were Robert Louis Stevenson!!! And all because of this book. I guess it is like Shakespeare--you groan inwardly, but it makes you smart. Dec 04, Susan rated it it was amazing Shelves: As a child it was my Mom who who read to me many bedtime stories, except for Christmas eve when my Dad would read us "The Night before Christmas", and every so often, my Dad would read from this book!
His favorite was "The Lamplighter" The book had beautiful illustrations and I can still hear my Dad saying with great voice inflection "O Leerie I'll go round at night and light the lamps with you". Some other favs of mine in this book: I now buy this book for all family and friends awaiting the birth of a baby. As a new 1st time Gr'ma I bought a beautiful edition of this book with gorgeous illustrations for my fabulous grandson Oliver! Stevenson can not simply sit quietly on a shelf.
His works beg to be lifted and opened for new worlds to discover. As a child, he was lonely and ill and many of the poems in this collection for children exude that sense of isolation. At my school in Melbourne, we would have a midday break of tea and biscuits, and my teacher would recite the beginning of this poem. It was Stevenson's ode to a world quickly changing, as ele Stevenson can not simply sit quietly on a shelf.
It was Stevenson's ode to a world quickly changing, as electricity replaced gaslamps in the late 19th century. My tea is nearly ready and the sun has left the sky Definitely a bit old fashioned. I found myself changing the wording in a couple of the poems as I read them aloud. A few poems have a bit of a colonialist feel. They just about all feature boys rather than girls.
The boy has a nurse who plays more of a parenting role than the parents do. Th Definitely a bit old fashioned. There are a few poems in there that are fairly timeless, so I would say feel free to skip around rather than feel obligated to read the whole book. It was a OK book. I liked how all of it rhymed but it was a bit boring.
I definitely think a series of unfortunate events was way better!!! Solo durante quella stessa estate scrisse le prime 17 poesie, anche se il progetto venne in seguito momentaneamente sospeso, proprio a causa dei sopracitati lavori di maggior spessore.ctultimate.com/ClubWebsite/scripts
A Child's Garden of Verses
Una primissima edizione del libro venne pubblicata nel con il titolo Penny Whistles: Stevenson riprese a lavorare sul volume nel , durante uno sconfortante periodo in cui la sua nemica malattia aveva preso il sopravvento senza dargli mai tregua. Nel venne pubblicata la versione estesa della raccolta, con un secondo titolo che, ancora, non lo persuadeva del tutto e con la convinzione di non aver fatto un buon lavoro, ritenendosi un po' incapace nella scrittura in versi.
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This reissued version of a collection of 35 poems written by Robert Louis Stevenson back in and published in may remind older readers of some of the poems they loved when they were young. Every family should have this book in its collection so youngsters and adults can choose their favorite ones to memorize and share throughout the day. The rhyming lines mak This reissued version of a collection of 35 poems written by Robert Louis Stevenson back in and published in may remind older readers of some of the poems they loved when they were young. The rhyming lines make them all fun to say, and Stevenson has captured many of the joys of childhood perfectly here.
The illustrations work well here to complement the poem and send readers' imaginations soaring. While all the poems don't work the same charms on me now as they did when I was younger, they still brought back to mind some idyllic times when I was growing up in the country in East Tennessee. Good for the publisher for bringing this collection back for the next generation of readers.
Oct 02, Leonardo rated it liked it Shelves: Amazon needs to have different reviews for paperback editions. The publisher and Amazon should be deeply embarrassed by this cruel deception. I was a little confused when I was sifting through reviews. This book is highly recommended by those who follow Charlotte Mason's homeschooling methods. The poor reviews must be of the paperback version. I purchased the hardback and it's truly a beautiful book. The illustrations are wonderful and, of course, the poetry is amazing. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. I purchased the ebook version from a link on the Tasha Tudor product page for A Child's Garden of Verses, assuming the e book was identical to the paperback and hardcover versions illustrated by Ms Tudor.
I have notified Amazon that perhaps they want to delete the link from the Tasha Tudor page. You know, this book was not at all what I hoped to receive in the mail. The reproduction was awful. The picture quality was terrible. The poems were slightly enjoyable which is why I am giving it a two stars instead of one.
All and all, folks really talked this one up in the Ambleside society and I just wondered why in the end.
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He's a well known author, but the book I received did not live up to par. It maybe less disappointing to glean his writings for free off the internet rather than part with cash for this particular book. I wanted my son to have poems to memorize. This is a cheap knockoff that can't even spare a page for a single poem. It just has them one after another with little distinguishing between one and the next except a slight change in font of the title. Truly a cheap, flimsy book. The poems are lovely, so I suspect that being out of copyright this is just an attempt to grab at money without putting quality into it.
The paper is possibly the lowest quality you can buy. The poems deserve better. A Child's Garden of Verses is a childhood staple that should be in every child's home library. I purchased the hardback illustrated by Gyo Fujikawa, one of my favorite children's illustrators.
The book is large and the illustrations are charming. There are a variety of full color and black and white illustrations. The poor reviews for the paperback version of this book made me nervous, but don't worry about ordering this hardbound Gyo Fujikawa illustrated edition. I ordered it for my niece's birthday and can't wait to give it to her!
My own kids are begging to read it before it gets gifted: See all reviews. See all customer images. Most recent customer reviews. Published 3 days ago. Published 11 days ago. Published 12 days ago. Published 23 days ago. Published 25 days ago. Published 1 month ago. Published 2 months ago. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Lavishly illustrated by beloved artist Barbara McClintock, this new unabridged edition of these classic verses is sure to capture the hearts and imaginations of both young and old for years to come.
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