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December 3, 2012

Stevenson, Belloc, Kids

rls-154x210On this day in 1894 Robert Louis Stevenson died, and on this day in 1896 Hilaire Belloc’s A Bad Child’s Book of Beasts (2nd edition) was published. Stevenson’s A Child’s Garden of Verses was one of his most popular books, and Belloc’s Beasts sold out within days of publication; both books are part of the “Golden Age of Children’s Literature,” a half-century span which includes Carroll, Kipling, Barrie, Graham and others.

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