Child's Garden of Verses (version 2) cover

Child's Garden of Verses (version 2)

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894)

1. DEDICATION -- To Alison Cunningham
2. Bed in Summer, A Thought, At the Sea-Side, Young Night-Thought, Whole Duty of Children, Rain, Pirate Story, Foreign Lands, Windy Nights, Travel
3. Singing, Looking Forward, A Good Play, Where Go the Boats?, Auntie's Skirts
4. The Land of Counterpane, The Land of Nod, My Shadow, System, A Good Boy
5. Escape at Bedtime, Marching Song, The Cow, Happy Thought, The Wind
6. Keepsake Mill, Good and Bad Children, Foreign Children, The Sun Travels, The Lamplighter
7. My Bed is a Boat, The Moon, The Swing, Time to Rise, Looking-Glass River
8. Fairy Bread, From a Railway Carriage, Winter-Time, The Hayloft, Farewell to the Farm
9. North-West Passage Parts 1 - 3 (Good Night, Shadow March, In Port)
10. THE CHILD ALONE -- The Unseen Playmate, My Ship and I, My Kingdom, Picture-Books in Winter
11. THE CHILD ALONE -- My Treasures, Block City, The Land of Story-Books, Armies in the Fire, The Little Land
12. GARDEN DAYS -- Night and Day, Nest Eggs, The Flowers, Summer Sun
13. GARDEN DAYS -- The Dumb Soldier, Autumn Fires, The Gardener, Historical Associations
14. ENVOYS -- To Willie and Henrietta, To My Mother, To Auntie, To Minnie, To My Name-Child, To Any Reader

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Summary

A Child's Garden of Verses is a collection of poems for children by the Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson. The collection first appeared in 1885 under the title Penny Whistles, but has been reprinted many times, often in illustrated versions. It contains about 65 poems - some quite short - including the cherished classics "The Lamplighter," "The Land of Counterpane," "Bed in Summer," "My Shadow" and "The Swing."