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Here is a delightful look at childhood, written by master poet and storyteller Robert Louis Stevenson. In this collection of sixty-six poems, Stevenson recalls the joys of his childhood, from sailing boats down a river, to waiting for the lamplighter, to sailing off to foreign lands in his imagination. Tasha Tudor's watercolor paintings evoke a simpler time in the past, and celebrate two of the things she loves most -- children and nature. Her talents are the perfect match for these inspiring poems, making this a handsome gift edition that will be cherished by families for generations.
In this well-known collection of poems, the master poet captures all the joy and magic of childhood. Tudor's signature watercolors celebrate children and nature.
About the Author
Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) was a novelist, poet, short-story writer, and essayist. In 1883, while bedridden with tuberculosis, he wrote what would become one of the best known and most beloved collections of children's poetry in the English language, A Child's Garden of Verses. Block City is taken from that collection. Stevenson is also the author of such classics as Treasure Island, Kidnapped, and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Tasha Tudor is a Caldecott artist with more than ninety books to her credit. She is known across the world for her glowing watercolor decpictions of the American rural scene of a century ago and for her exquisite paintings of children, flowers, and animals. Tasha Tudor is also the illustrator of A Child's Garden of Verses, The Night Before Christmas, The Springs of Joy, A Time to Keep, The Dolls' Christmas, All for Love, Pumpkin Moonshine, A Tale for Easter, A is for Annabelle, and 1 is One, a Caldecott Honor Book. She lives in Vermont.
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