A Child's Garden of Verses

Author:   Robert Louis Stevenson ,  Michael Foreman ,  Alexander McCall Smith
Publisher:   Otter-Barry Books Ltd
ISBN:  

9781910959107


Pages:   128
Publication Date:   12 October 2017
Recommended Age:   From 5 years
Format:   Hardback
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This edition was first published to mark the collection's centenary year of 1985, and is now reissued in a hardback gift format, with imitation cloth binding and head and tail bands.

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Author:   Robert Louis Stevenson ,  Michael Foreman ,  Alexander McCall Smith
Publisher:   Otter-Barry Books Ltd
Imprint:   Otter-Barry Books Ltd
ISBN:  

9781910959107


ISBN 10:   1910959103
Pages:   128
Publication Date:   12 October 2017
Recommended Age:   From 5 years
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  Children / Juvenile
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
We have confirmation that this item is in stock with the supplier. It will be ordered in for you and dispatched immediately.

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This beautiful hardback edition has been illustrated by Michael Foreman, with delicate colour and black and white illustrations which reflect the mood of the poems perfectly; the foreword is by Alexander McCall Smith. Every child should have a copy of this book! * Parents in Touch * A sumptuous reissue of the classic children's collection. * Kirkus Reviews * Here's an absolutely beautiful keepsake version of a mesmerising poetry anthology for children, first published over 100 years ago....This lovely edition has been brought bang up to date by Otter-Barry Books, with new illustrations from children's literary legend Michael Foreman and a foreword from Alexander McCall Smith, author of the fantastic No.1 Ladies Detective Agency series ... It's a beautiful collection, truly. * Read it, Daddy! * A beautiful gift book stunningly illustrated ... here is a wonderful opportunity for a new generation of families to discover these delightful poems and immerse themselves in the poet's world which is lovingly recreated through the artwork. * Carousel * Also perfect is the classic A Child's Garden of Verses here beautifully illustrated by Michael Foreman and with a special introduction by Alexander McCall Smith. * Books for Keeps * Foreman is the perfect illustrator for the poems, his watercolours imbuing them with a sense of timelessness and innocence. One for the family bookshelf. * Red Reading Hub * Eminently worthy of wrapping up beautifully and placing under a tree. This edition would be wonderful to gift across the generations. * Playing by the Book *


This beautiful hardback edition has been illustrated by Michael Foreman, with delicate colour and black and white illustrations which reflect the mood of the poems perfectly; the foreword is by Alexander McCall Smith. Every child should have a copy of this book! * Parents in Touch * A sumptuous reissue of the classic children's collection. * Kirkus Reviews * Here's an absolutely beautiful keepsake version of a mesmerising poetry anthology for children, first published over 100 years ago....This lovely edition has been brought bang up to date by Otter-Barry Books, with new illustrations from children's literary legend Michael Foreman and a foreword from Alexander McCall Smith, author of the fantastic No.1 Ladies Detective Agency series ... It's a beautiful collection, truly. * Read it, Daddy! * A beautiful gift book stunningly illustrated ... here is a wonderful opportunity for a new generation of families to discover these delightful poems and immerse themselves in the poet's world which is lovingly recreated through the artwork. * Carousel * Also perfect is the classic A Child's Garden of Verses here beautifully illustrated by Michael Foreman and with a special introduction by Alexander McCall Smith. * Books for Keeps *


A sumptuous reissue of the classic children's collection. * Kirkus Reviews *


This beautiful hardback edition has been illustrated by Michael Foreman, with delicate colour and black and white illustrations which reflect the mood of the poems perfectly; the foreword is by Alexander McCall Smith. Every child should have a copy of this book! * Parents in Touch * A sumptuous reissue of the classic children's collection. * Kirkus Reviews * Here's an absolutely beautiful keepsake version of a mesmerising poetry anthology for children, first published over 100 years ago....This lovely edition has been brought bang up to date by Otter-Barry Books, with new illustrations from children's literary legend Michael Foreman and a foreword from Alexander McCall Smith, author of the fantastic No.1 Ladies Detective Agency series ... It's a beautiful collection, truly. * Read it, Daddy! * A beautiful gift book stunningly illustrated ... here is a wonderful opportunity for a new generation of families to discover these delightful poems and immerse themselves in the poet's world which is lovingly recreated through the artwork. * Carousel * Also perfect is the classic A Child's Garden of Verses here beautifully illustrated by Michael Foreman and with a special introduction by Alexander McCall Smith. * Books for Keeps * Foreman is the perfect illustrator for the poems, his watercolours imbuing them with a sense of timelessness and innocence. One for the family bookshelf. * Red Reading Hub * Eminently worthy of wrapping up beautifully and placing under a tree. This edition would be wonderful to gift across the generations. * Playing by the Book * This book will make a wonderful present and will add to any school, library and home collection. I am off to read some of the poems now, by the fireside and ready to dream! * Books Go Walkabout * The tenderness shown by Foreman to his subject strengthens the message for all parents to share the garden and play and give their children the chance to experience Stevenson's recapturing of a transient sense of wonder and enchanting pleasure. * IBBY Link *


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ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON (1850-1894) is one of the most famous popular authors of modern times - he is ranked the 25th most translated author in the world, ahead of Charles Dickens and Oscar Wilde. Born in Edinburgh, Scotland, the novelist, poet and travel writer was the author of world-famous books such as Treasure Island and The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, as well as this classic and much-loved children's poetry collection A Child's Garden of Verses. MICHAEL FOREMAN has illustrated over 100 books by author such as William Shakespeare, JM Barrie, the Brothers Grimm, Charles Dickens and Oscar Wilde, as well as writing and illustrating many of his own books. He has won the Kate Greenaway Medal twice, and has twice been nominated for the international Hans Christian Andersen Award. His books include War Boy, War Game, Mia's Story, One World and Dinosaurs and All That Rubbish as well as many classic story collections with Michael Morpurgo. Michael Foreman lives in London and Cornwall. ALEXANDER McCALL SMITH, CBE, FRSE, has loved A Child's Garden of Verses since his own childhood in Bulawayo. Now Emeritus Professor of Medical Law at Edinburgh University, he has written many bestsellers for both children and adults, including The Number 1 Ladies Detective Agency and the Scotland Street series, admired all over the world for their gentle wisdom and good cheer . He lives in Edinburgh.

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