A Child’s Garden of Verses (page 2/3)

[picture: Front Cover]

Front Cover

Front cover of “A Child’s Garden of Verses”, showing the wrought-iron gate into the garden, and two small children standing inside on the path. The illustration is pasted onto the cover. [more...] [$]

[picture: End Papers: children playing in the garden]

End Papers: children playing in the garden

The end-papers inside the front and back cover of the book are printed with a repeating design of children playing at being gardeners. I have made the individual images available too. [more...] [$]

[picture: Boy with Trowel]

Boy with Trowel

A red-haired boy kneels with a trowel in his hand, ready to play at working in the garden. His shorts are held up by braces, and he wears shoes and white socks; he faces away from us. [more...] [$]

[picture: Girl Watering Tree]

Girl Watering Tree

A girl wearing a spotted dress crouches down to water a tree using a watering can. She has a ribbon in her hair. [more...] [$]

[picture: Girl with flower in flowerpot]

Girl with flower in flowerpot

A girl wearing a straw boater hat sits and examines a flower growing in a flower-pot. [more...] [$]

[picture: Girl digging with spade]

Girl digging with spade

This girl is facing away from us and bending down to dig in the garden with her spade. We can see her petticoat. [more...] [$]

[picture: Tree]


A stylized drawing of a tree.

This is a detail taken from the end papers of the book. [$]

[picture: Garden boy]

Garden boy

A curly-haired child, a boy, is on one knee; he wears a white shirt, blue dungarees (with a well-worn knee), white socks and brown shoes. He holds a flower and smiles at it. At his feet a watering can and a rake. [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: Title page from A Child's Garden of Verses]

Title page from A Child’s Garden of Verses

A small boy kneels next to a watering-can and a (dangerously) upturned rake; he holds a flower to examine. On either side of him, two tall stalks grow with flowers; perhaps they are hollyhocks. The title [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: From Her Boy]

From Her Boy

The picture shows a boy holding a large book open, as if to read, or to offer the book to someone. He has his head cocked to one side as if listening, or perhaps [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: candle]


In winter I get up at night
And dress by yellow candle-light.
In summer, quite the other way,
I have to go to bed by day. [more...] [$]

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