A Child’s Garden of Verse
By (author) Michael Foreman; By (author) Robert Louis Stevenson
So you may see, if you will look Through the windows of this book, Another child, far, far away, And in another garden play. First published to mark the collection’s centenary year of 1985, A Child’s Garden of Verses is now published in a beautiful, hardback gift format, with imitation cloth binding and head and tail bands. It includes a foreword by best-selling author Alexander McCall Smith.
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.