A Child’s Garden of Verses, by Robert Louis Stevenson
It was the first book I ever borrowed from a little library in the basement of Prince Edward School in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. It taught me that my little scared “shadow” was not alone and that “the world is so full of a number of things…we should all be happy as kings.” To this day (I’m 80 years young) I still believe we are part of all we READ. A true classic indeed. —Geri Crowell
When I was a young child I was sick a lot and spent much time in bed. A few of my favorite poems were: “The Land of Counterpane,” “The Swing,” and “Time to Rise.” —Sharon Williams
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