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A Child's Garden of Verses

By Stevenson, Robert Louis

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Title: A Child's Garden of Verses  
Author: Stevenson, Robert Louis
Volume:
Language: English
Subject: Fiction, Children's literature, Children's fiction
Collection: Children's Literature Collection
Subcollection:
Historic
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Publisher: World Public Library Association

Excerpt
Introduction: Nothing has ever been written that appeals to a child's nature more than A CHILD'S GARDEN OF VERSES. It is written in a simple verse that a child can readily understand. It was one of the earlier efforts of the author, Robert Louis Stevenson, a Scotchman by birth, who, owing to ill-health, became a world traveler. During his travels he visited the United States, spending a year among our famous resorts. Later he visited Australia and the South Sea Islands, which climate agreed with him to such an extent that he finally settled down and made his home on the island of Samoa. He continued his travels from that point, often visiting the Hawaiian Islands, Australia and New Zealand. He formed a strong friendship for the natives of Samoa, and did a great deal to improve their conditions. He died on the island, and at his own request was buried on the top of one of its beautiful mountains, with the following lines upon his tomb...

Table of Contents
Table of Contents: PAGE -- Bed in Summer -- 10 -- Young Night Thought -- 11 -- Pirate Story -- 12-13 -- Farewell to the Farm -- 14-15 -- The Land of Counterpane -- 16 -- Fairy Bread -- 17 -- Escape at Bedtime -- 18-19 -- A Good Play -- 20 -- Marching Song -- 21

 

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