My 12-year-old requested this book for her birthday. She's an avid reader and also keen on classics (Bronte sisters, Dickens), so I was very surprised by the request. Then she explained that she was especially enamored with the art.
Publishers Weekly, 2004-03-08 A plethora of poetry books arrive just in time for National Poetry Month. Now available in a board book edition, A Child's Garden of Verses, compiled by Cooper Edens, pairs eight of Robert Louis Stevenson's poems with turn-of-the-century illustrations to captivate a child's imagination. For instance, "Happy Thought" ("The world is so full of a number of things,/ I'm sure we should all be as happy as kings") is embedded like a placard within a pen-and-ink by E. Mars (1900), while opposite, a 1940 illustration by Ruth Mary Hallock depicts a happy assembly of children and kittens, gathering for a snack break after a game of croquet. (Mar.) Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
Publishers Weekly, 1987-01-16 This compendium of information ``for, by and about young people'' features chapters on sports celebrities, health, games, clubs, history, law and science. (9-up) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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