A Child's Garden of Verses

By Robert Louis Stevenson
Illustrated by Michael Foreman

First published in 1885, this timeless classic is illustrated by Michael Foreman and published in a beautiful, gift format with a new foreword by Alexander McCall Smith

'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.




Age 5+

Sep 6, 2017





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"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."



"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


"A sumptuous reissue of the classic children's collection."

Kirkus Reviews

Michael Foreman

Author and Illustrator

Michael Foreman has illustrated over 100 books by authors 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.


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