Courses this book is used in:
- Primary Literature: Grades 3-4:
- Literature 3:
Scottish novelist, poet and essayist Robert Louis Stevenson dedicated A Child's Garden of Verses to Alison Cunningham, the nurse of his early childhood years in Edinburghs a time whose essence he strove to recapture in the sixty-four poems of this long-treasured collection. Here, in "The Land of Counterpane" and "The Land of Nod," and in such delightful lyrics as "My Bed Is a Boat," "Autumn Fires" and "Windy Nights," are rhymes and images children and their parents have cherished together since A Child's Garden of Verses was first published in 1885.
Alternately humorous and whimsical, grave and fearful, courageous and determined, the poems touchingly voice the many moods and currents of a child's imaginings.