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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (10,605 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robert Louis Stevenson Narrator: Judith Anderson Publisher: Saland Publishing Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2008 ISBN:
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Here is a delightful look at childhood, written by master poet and storyteller Robert Louis Stevenson. In this collection of 66 poems, Stevenson recalls the joys of his childhood, from sailing boats down a river, to waiting for the lamplighter, to sailing off to foreign lands in his imagination.

Tasha Tudor's watercolor paintings evoke a simpler time in the past, and celebrate two of the things she loves most -- children and nature. Her talents are the perfect match for these inspiring poems, making this a handsome gift edition that will be cherished by families for generations. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gigi | 2/17/2014

    " 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 Susie Schlehuber | 2/7/2014

    " This is not the version I have. I got it in 1966. It is my all time favorite. No other book beats it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan | 2/2/2014

    " Loved it as a child "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kellie | 1/16/2014

    " Thank you Robert Louis Stevenson for holding my hand during the cruelty of childhood. Reading this book again floods my mind with memories. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maureen | 1/12/2014

    " One of my favorite books as a child. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jane | 12/17/2013

    " 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 Lhagen | 12/16/2013

    " The first book I ever owned. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Penny | 12/7/2013

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

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Valerie | 12/6/2013

    " One of my favorite collections when I was young! I Loved reading, memorizing, and reciting these poems. I can't wait to share them with my kids some day. They are full of love, imagination, and the trappings of childhood. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gregory Luce | 11/18/2013

    " The greatest book of children's poetry and a delight to return to as an adult. These verses were my introduction to poetry before I could read and as soon as I could I devoured them repeatedly. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chicklet | 10/2/2013

    " I read these in elementary school, and later read them to my children. While I like them, they are not my favorite poems to read to children - or myself either. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary Ronan Drew | 9/18/2013

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

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda | 8/23/2013

    " Another childhood favorite that I grew up with. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heather the Hillbilly Banjo Queen | 6/3/2013

    " This book NEVER gets old. I loved it as a child, I love it as an adult. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gail | 5/27/2013

    " I loved this book when I read it to my children and now read it to my granddaughters. This version has lovely illustrations "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chess via Email | 6/18/2012

    " I liked it, but I don't think I would've liked it much as a child. It doesn't respect the seriousness of children's play. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angela Taylor | 5/29/2012

    " 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 Barb Bailey | 5/3/2012

    " Read this to my children, over and over and over..... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Daybook | 3/11/2012

    " This is the sort of poetry I had to do in school that put me off poetry. Other than this book I like R L Stevenson though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chanelle | 12/24/2011

    " Two favorites in one book ~ Stevenson and Tudor "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brunhilde | 12/8/2011

    " Classic. I read it to all my children many times over. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sara Q | 11/15/2011

    " I love this edition - a Dover hardback with beautiful dark green cover, vellum-like dust jacket and red satin bookmark ribbon. Looking forward to enjoying these poems - naive and playful, though tinged with some ominous subtle melancholy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anne Bean | 11/5/2011

    " A wonderful read-aloud for mealtimes. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 June | 9/23/2011

    " Ever-devoted as I am to my Tasha Tudor, this time it's Jessie Willcox Smith's version all the way. Classic watercolors and sketches. And how can you not love that she was a contemporary of RLS. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peter | 6/17/2011

    " I read this for the first time in elementary school and had to memorize a poem from it. I enjoyed it so much that I have gone back to it often, just for the enjoyment, and have given copies to friends who were not familiar with it. "

  • 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 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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