Block City by Robert Louis Stevenson

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What are you able to build with your blocks?
Renowned illustrator Daniel Kirk has joined his "blocks" -- in this case, bright colors, bold shapes, and retro style -- with Robert Louis Stevenson's classic poem to construct a nostalgic yet exuberant celebration of fun and imagination. It is a joyous look at playtime that will encourage toddlers to build dreams all their own!
 

About Robert Louis Stevenson

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Robert Louis Stevenson was born on November 13, 1850. He spent his childhood in Edinburgh, Scotland, but traveled widely in the United States and throughout the South Seas. The author of many novels, including The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Kidnapped, The Black Arrow, and Treasure Island, he died in 1894. Daniel Kirk has written and illustrated numerous books, including Hush, Little Alien; Bigger; Humpty Dumpty; Jack and Jill; Moondogs; and Snow Family. In addition he has illustrated two poetry collections; Go! and Dogs Rule!; and several titles by other authors, namely Chugga Chugga Choo Choo and My Truck Is Stuck by Kevin Lewis, and Hello, Hello! by Miriam Schlein. Kirk lives in New Jersey with his wife, author-illustrator Julia Gordon, and three teenage children.
 
Published April 14, 2012 by Songbird Publishing LLC. 26 pages
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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With vigorous black line and a subtle array of colors--brilliant in the ""real"" world, mistier in the imaginary one--Wolff marks the transition from one to the other, neatly incorporating real details (including the boy himself and his dog) in the imagined scenes, and conveying both the enthusia...

Sep 29 1988 | Read Full Review of Block City

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Wolf's trademark vividly colored, crisply outlined paintings breathe new life into the classic poem about a youngster who constructs an imaginary ``town by the sea.'' Ages 3-7. (Nov.)

Nov 02 1992 | Read Full Review of Block City

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Wolf's trademark vividly colored, crisply outlined paintings breathe new life into the classic poem about a youngster who constructs an imaginary ``town by the sea.'' Ages 3-7.

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Kirk (Moondogs) creates a compelling contemporary setting for a poem from Stevenson's classic A Child's Garden of Verses. and the results are felicitous all around. Kirk pictures a boy on a rainy day,

Jul 25 2005 | Read Full Review of Block City

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