Robert Louis Stevenson's A Child's Garden of Verses

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On sale Feb 14, 2017 | 72 Pages | 9780399555374
How do you like to go up in a swing,
Up in the air so blue?
Oh, I do think it the pleasantest thing
Ever a child can do!
 
Robert Louis Stevenson’s rhymes have charmed children and adults alike since 1885, when they first appeared to a delighted public. Stevenson’s joyful exploration of the world speaks directly from a child’s point of view and celebrates the child’s imagination. This Golden Books edition, originally published in 1951, features lively, colorful illustrations by Caldecott Medalists Alice and Martin Provensen. The original artwork has been digitally restored for this edition—resulting in a stunning, best-ever reproduction!
Robert Louis Stevenson (1850–1894) was a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist, and travel writer who spent the last part of his life in the Samoan islands. His best-known books include Treasure Island, Kidnapped, The Master of Ballantrae, and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. View titles by Robert Louis Stevenson
ALICE PROVENSEN (1918-2018) and her husband, Martin, illustrated more than fifty books for children, including Our Animal Friends at Maple Hill Farm and numerous Little Golden Books, such as The Color Kittens and Katie the Kitten. They won the Caldecott Medal for The Glorious Fight in 1984, and Alice won a Caldecott Honor in 1982 for A Visit to William Blake's Inn. View titles by Alice Provensen
MARTIN PROVENSEN (1916–1987) and his wife, Alice, illustrated more than fifty books for children, including Our Animal Friends at Maple Hill Farm and numerous Little Golden Books, such as The Color Kittens and Katie the Kitten. In 1984, they won the Caldecott Medal for The Glorious Fight, which they wrote and illustrated together. View titles by Martin Provensen

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How do you like to go up in a swing,
Up in the air so blue?
Oh, I do think it the pleasantest thing
Ever a child can do!
 
Robert Louis Stevenson’s rhymes have charmed children and adults alike since 1885, when they first appeared to a delighted public. Stevenson’s joyful exploration of the world speaks directly from a child’s point of view and celebrates the child’s imagination. This Golden Books edition, originally published in 1951, features lively, colorful illustrations by Caldecott Medalists Alice and Martin Provensen. The original artwork has been digitally restored for this edition—resulting in a stunning, best-ever reproduction!

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Robert Louis Stevenson (1850–1894) was a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist, and travel writer who spent the last part of his life in the Samoan islands. His best-known books include Treasure Island, Kidnapped, The Master of Ballantrae, and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. View titles by Robert Louis Stevenson
ALICE PROVENSEN (1918-2018) and her husband, Martin, illustrated more than fifty books for children, including Our Animal Friends at Maple Hill Farm and numerous Little Golden Books, such as The Color Kittens and Katie the Kitten. They won the Caldecott Medal for The Glorious Fight in 1984, and Alice won a Caldecott Honor in 1982 for A Visit to William Blake's Inn. View titles by Alice Provensen
MARTIN PROVENSEN (1916–1987) and his wife, Alice, illustrated more than fifty books for children, including Our Animal Friends at Maple Hill Farm and numerous Little Golden Books, such as The Color Kittens and Katie the Kitten. In 1984, they won the Caldecott Medal for The Glorious Fight, which they wrote and illustrated together. View titles by Martin Provensen

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