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Where Go the Boats? Play Poems

by Robert Louis Stevenson
Illustrated by Max Grover

Published by Browndeer Press/Harcourt Brace, 1998
32 pages
ISBN: 0-15-201711-9

Ages 4 - 8

Four of Robert Louis Stevenson's classic poems for children are given dazzling visual color treatment in this anything-but-quiet picture book. Max Grover's acrylic paintings illustrating Stevenson's "A Good Play," "Block City," "The Land of Counterpane," and "Where Go the Boats" surround the poems with color that pulses to the rhythm of the verses. No somber 19th century hues here, this is the palate of the late 20th century, in which diverse children play in a rooms with walls of vivid green, sunny yellow, or deep deep blue. Floors are a checkerboard of red and white; furniture and books and toys are dazzling in their purple, red, and seagreen hues. Four poems that already have great appeal in the listening are turned into a visual delight for today's young readers and listeners. CCBC categories: Poetry; New Editions of Old Favorites. .  © Cooperative Children's Book Center

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