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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (10,611 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robert Louis Stevenson Narrator: Robin Field Publisher: Mission Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2010 ISBN:
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When I am grown to man's estate. I shall be very proud and great. And tell the other girls and boys. Not to meddle with my toys.

Thus reads the whimsical Looking Forward of this delightful collection. From the sweetness of Land of Nod to the imaginative dreams of Pirate Story and Travels, Robert Louis Stevenson's beloved poems celebrate childhood in all its simplicity and joy. Originally published in 1885, A Child's Garden of Verses has served as a wonderful introduction to poetry for each new generation.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bonnie | 2/18/2014

    " a must read for any one with children....or not "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rayni | 2/8/2014

    " I have a copy of this book & I love it. I don't really know when I read it, but it would have to have been sometime in the 1960s. I probably wouldn't have given this a 5 now, but I still enjoyed it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chrissie Willicombe | 2/7/2014

    " I read this poems constantly as a child and have always loved them...I love them still. My favourites include From A Railway Carriage (so clever...'Faster than fairies, faster than witches, bridges and houses, hedges and ditches'), The Swing and The Land of Counterpane. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kiri | 1/28/2014

    " I was given this as a small child and I recall loving it. The pictures were amazing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie | 1/25/2014

    " I love that these poems are really touching in simple ways. It really is some of the smaller things in life that bring us true happiness. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leilani | 1/15/2014

    " I bought this collection for 3 poems. I don't really care for the others. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jane | 1/14/2014

    " Missing the 'right' time of your life to read certain books is a sad thing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 J | 1/6/2014

    " A comfort book from my childhood. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ashley | 12/10/2013

    " We have two copies of these. One for our homeschool room and another to keep in my daughter's room. ; ) A great book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kyrie | 11/20/2013

    " I liked these poems when I was a child. I still do. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Blackbook | 11/10/2013

    " My mother read poems from this book to me every night until I was about 10. By then I could read them to her. I still have so many of these poems memorized. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Josette | 10/1/2013

    " A classic in children's poetry by Robert Louis Stevenson. I've memorized "The Swing" and I used to say it to my children everytime I pushed them on the swing (they can all "pump" themselves now, sniff!) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gigi | 9/25/2013

    " This book is one that we pull out to read and all four of our boys can enjoy. We read it while eating lunch or just sitting outside. As a homeschooler it also contains most of the authors that are suggested when we are doing a study on poetry. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 White | 9/19/2013

    " I have this book totally memorized from when my kids were growing up. I read it back and forth and forward all through 4 childhoods. Of course I love poetry and this was just perfect for my kids and myself. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janet Wilcox | 10/23/2012

    " As a child we memorized many of these poems because my mother loved them so, and read them to us often. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Book2dragon | 6/4/2012

    " This is the book that inspired my love of poetry, and made me write poetry. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ruth | 5/14/2012

    " Every time I read this collection of poetry I am transported back to my childhood and many pleasant memories. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda Leigh | 4/20/2012

    " The book that got me into poetry. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wordsmith Johnson | 4/17/2012

    " I learned how to read with this book. It was read to me from birth, until I knew the poems in order, and eventually, at an early age, matched up the words on the page to what I knew the poems sounded like. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan | 1/31/2012

    " Loved it as a child "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cavilleri | 1/30/2012

    " I memorized a poem from this book in 1st grade....oh how I love to go up in a swing, up in the air so blue ! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Penny | 10/25/2011

    " This was my all time favorite book as a child. I still love the book to this day. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erene | 7/19/2011

    " A good read on a snowy afternoon. If you haven't gathered as much from the title, the book is a collection of playful little poems, mostly in rhyming couplets. Expect to find charming children's verse with pretty illustrations. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathleen Blair | 6/13/2011

    " I still go to this volume for my favorite poems. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mel | 5/3/2011

    " My mother used to read to me from this book. To this day I don't really care for poetry. Lovely pictures though! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dawn | 4/17/2011

    " I read a selection of these poems to my children. From A Railway Carriage was their favourite. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kristy | 4/15/2011

    " It was okay, but I would have rathered it if there weren't as many nonsense poems...I mean, imagination is good in a child, but almost every single poem was completely fantasy. And reading them as an adult is not very enjoyable. lol "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anne | 4/4/2011

    " A wonderful read-aloud for mealtimes. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Talia | 3/10/2011

    " This is one of my favorite books. The poems are wonderful and light, perfect for childhood and just feeling happy. My great grandma gave me a copy when i was 5 and i have read it countless times. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Fi | 3/5/2011

    " I loved this book in my childhood, & I still love it now; 'Bed in Summer' & 'The Land of Counterpane' are, for me, particularly evokative "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rayni | 2/17/2011

    " I have a copy of this book & I love it. I don't really know when I read it, but it would have to have been sometime in the 1960s. I probably wouldn't have given this a 5 now, but I still enjoyed it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer | 2/15/2011

    " I decided to introduce poetry to my kids with my favorite book of poems. They liked my favorite, "Bed in Summer," but decided their favorite (of those we've read so far) is "Looking Forward." It gave us all a good laugh. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angela | 2/2/2011

    " i remember my mom reading this book to my sister and brothers and i. i love it just as much now as i did than. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Book2dragon | 1/6/2011

    " This is the book that inspired my love of poetry, and made me write poetry. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary Ronan | 11/22/2010

    " Oh, how I love to go up in a swing . . . "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chrissie | 9/30/2010

    " I cannot find the correct edition - ours is ancient! I adore Wynken, Blinken and Nod and "How do you like to go up in the air, up in the air so high, oh I do think it is the...., ie the Swing song! They are my favorites. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mandy | 9/30/2010

    " Illustrated by Tasha Tudor, this collection captures childhood in a magical way. Read cuddled up to a fire (digital if must be :) ). "

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About the Author
Author Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850–1894) was born in Scotland. He studied engineering and law at the University of Edinburgh and then began writing while traveling in France. The publication of Treasure Island in 1883 brought him fame and entered him on a course of romantic fiction beloved by young and old alike.

About the Narrator

Robin Field is the AudioFile Earphones Award–winning narrator of numerous audiobooks, as well as an award-winning actor, singer, writer, and lyricist whose career has spanned six decades. He has starred on and off Broadway, headlined at Carnegie Hall, authored numerous musical reviews, and hosted or performed on a number of television and radio programs over the years.