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Jolly Jump-Ups: Robert Louis Stevenson's A Child's Garden of Verses

Author Clyne, Geraldine
Title Jolly Jump-Ups: Robert Louis Stevenson's A Child's Garden of Verses
Imprint [Springfield, USA] : McLoughlin Bros
Date of Publication 1946
Language English
Notes Robert Louis Stevenson comes to life in pop-up form in this delightful and highly coloured children's book. Stevenson's classic text, A Child's Garden of Verses, had proved very popular in North America and appeared in many attractive illustrated editions. This is a rather different adaptation which shows how Stevenson's influence had reached quite different genres of children's books. This copy is in nice condition, particularly for a pop-up, a form which often attracts the investigation of curious fingers to the detriment of the book. The 'Jolly Jump-Ups' was a well-established series of pop-ups, mostly nursery rhymes and learning books: as the bookseller remarks, it is 'somewhat unusual to have real literature as the basis for a pop-up'. Stevenson and children's books are two popular themes in the Library's collections which have been highlighted in recent exhibitions, and this pop-up brings both themes together.
Shelfmark RB.m.462
Acquired on 07/10/02
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