Wednesday, March 16, 2011

A Child's Garden of Verses

I've been scanning in images from Robert Louis Stevenson's timeless "A Child's Garden of Verses" and these two struck me as relevant, given the big, late winter rainstorms we've been experiencing. The delightful illustrations are by Margaret Campbell Hoopes and are from a 1921 edition of the book published by the Henry Altemus Co. of Philadelphia. The poems were written by Stevenson for his children and are a favorite in our family. This edition belonged to my late mother-in-law but we have plenty of others. I'm trying to find a good source to link to for more info on the illustrator and publisher, and will add them when I do. So far, it's been passing mentions of them.

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