A Child's Garden of Verses
A Child's Garden of Verses is a collection of poetry 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 including the cherished classics "Foreign Children," "The Lamplighter," "The Land of Counterpane," "Bed in Summer," "My Shadow" and "The Swing."
The classical scholar Terrot Reaveley Glover published a translation of the poems into Latin in 1923 under the title Carmina non prius audita de ludis et hortis virginibus puerisque.
Several ebook formats of this book are available for free at (http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/25617).
In Popular Culture
In The Simpsons Season 10 episode 2 The Wizard of Evergreen Terrace while at the library Homer has a book titled 'A Child's Garden of Edison.'
A musical setting of the entire collection, composed by Dan Easley in 2013, is available for free at (http://shakealegrecords.com/release/childs-garden-verses).
- "A Child's Garden of Verses" at Bartleby.com
- "A Child's Garden of Verses" from the Collections of the Library of Congress