Reviews for Child's Garden of Verses


Horn Book Guide Reviews 1995
Isles has illustrated Stevenson's Victorian-era poetry in a busy, folk-art style; the pictures are attractive but fail to capture the power of the poems. However, the volume is well designed, and the text is a classic. Copyright 1998 Horn Book Guide Reviews

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Publishers Weekly Reviews 1994 December #2
Rendered in brilliant candy-shop colors, Joanna Isles's folk-art designs, whimsical characters and striking typestyles put a beguiling face on a beloved work: Abrams's edition of Robert Louis Stevenson's A Child's Garden of Verses glows with charm and vitality ($14.95, all ages ISBN 0-8109-3196-6, Dec.). Copyright 1994 Cahners Business Information.

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School Library Journal Reviews 1994 October
PreS Up-Light, fanciful, flowery designs illustrate this edition of Stevenson's classic poems that commemorates the centenary of the poet's death. Soft colors and folk art bring a new look to the well-loved, nostalgic verses and enhance their playful, imaginative spirit. Although there are over 20 versions of this work presently in print, this one has fresh charm and is a welcome addition.-Sally R. Dow, Ossining Public Library, NY Copyright 1994 Cahners Business Information.

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