Search Results: "Robert Louis Stevenson"


BOOK REVIEW

MY SHADOW by Robert Louis Stevenson
Released: Nov. 1, 1990

A brief, favorite poem expanded by lively watercolors in Rand's familiar, popular style, depicting children of many races and countries (readers are left to guess locales). Read full book review >

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Released: July 13, 1994

"To read Stevenson gaining confidence in his art is to understand the humble yet unerring precision that invests all of his great fiction so memorably."
In the centenary year of his death, one of the best letter writers in English receives his due in the hands of Stevenson authorities Booth (d. 1968) and Mehew. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 16, 1994

"Consistently entertaining, whether from a transcontinental railway car, a sickbed in France, or an overcrowded writing desk."
These five years' worth of Stevenson's letters fill up another two volumes of an intense and concentrated correspondence reflecting a short life. Read full book review >

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A CHILD'S GARDEN OF VERSES by Robert Louis Stevenson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2017

"Vistas real and imagined blossom again in Stevenson and Foreman's caring hands—but caregivers will want to choose the blooms they share with care. (Poetry. 5-10)"
A sumptuous reissue of the classic children's collection. Read full book review >

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BLOCK CITY by Robert Louis Stevenson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

"Not much to choose between the two interpretations, but it's a poem that every child should have an opportunity to know. (Picture book/poetry. 5-7)"
Echoing Ashley Wolff's 1988 approach to Stevenson's poetic tribute to the power of imagination, Kirk begins with neatly drawn scenes of a child in a playroom, assembling large wooden blocks into, "A kirk and a mill and a palace beside, / And a harbor as well where my vessels may ride." Read full book review >

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THE LAND OF NOD by Robert Louis Stevenson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 14, 2017

"A warm reminder that adventures await, no further away than the nearest pillow. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A child confined indoors by an injury tumbles off to dreamland in this surreal but comforting edition of the classic short poem. Read full book review >

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TREASURE ISLAND by Robert Louis Stevenson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 24, 2010

"Avast! Young mateys not ready for the original will get an eyeful, an earful and a taste of the timeless pirate adventure that awaits. (iPad storybook app. 8-11)"
A rousing abridgment of the classic tale is buoyed by atmospheric sound effects and hearty digital surprises. Read full book review >

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TREASURE ISLAND by Robert Louis Stevenson
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Occasional images of startling beauty and subtle power testify to Hamilton's talent; it's a pity he didn't trust them to carry the story. (Graphic novel. 8+)"
Classic Comics return in this uninspired adaptation of Stevenson's rollicking pirate tale. Read full book review >

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DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE by Robert Louis Stevenson
CLASSICS
Released: Oct. 14, 2008

"And not much popular appeal, either, unless classics adapted in this form are actively being sought. (Graphic fiction. 10 & up)"
Two comic-book veterans condense Stevenson's well-known psychological thriller into 40 pages in this slim graphic-novel adaptation. Read full book review >

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THE MOON by Robert Louis Stevenson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 11, 2006

"Children will enjoy making their own discoveries in her engaging pictures, which are filled with activity and create just the right mood of quiet excitement. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Pearson's watercolor-and-ink illustrations add an entirely new dimension to Stevenson's classic poem. Read full book review >

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THE ANNOTATED TREASURE ISLAND by Robert Louis Stevenson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"A sumptuous edition of a masterpiece that will captivate both youngsters and older fans interested in the history and lore underpinning Stevenson's yarn."
The classic tale of pirates and their buried loot is enriched with explanatory footnotes, diagrams and illustrations in this fascinating annotated edition. Read full book review >