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.
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 *