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A Child's Garden of Verses
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.
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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 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 *