Sunday, February 5, 2017

The Land of Nod, by Robert Louis Stevenson, illustrated by Robert Hunter

Way back in 1913 or so, Robert Louis Stevenson captured a child's dream life in the classic poem "The Land of Nod."  In its latest manifestation, the poem provides the text for Robert Hunter's children's book, The Land of Nod.  Hunter's illustrations are colorful, timeless, and appropriately bizarre.  The little boy's adventures, intended or not, reminded my of the boy in Where the Wild Things Are.

The illustrations are interesting enough to make the rehashing of the classic poem worth putting on paper.  Pay a visit to dreamland, the Land of Nod.

Thanks to NetGalley and publisher for the complimentary electronic review copy!

The Land of Nod

Related Poem Content Details

From breakfast on through all the day 
At home among my friends I stay, 
But every night I go abroad 
Afar into the land of Nod. 

All by myself I have to go, 
With none to tell me what to do — 
All alone beside the streams 
And up the mountain-sides of dreams. 

The strangest things are there for me, 
Both things to eat and things to see, 
And many frightening sights abroad 
Till morning in the land of Nod. 

Try as I like to find the way, 
I never can get back by day, 
Nor can remember plain and clear 
The curious music that I hear. 

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