The words of Robert Louis Stevenson make the child in The Land of Counterpane seem both modern and timeless. Rhyme, rhythm, and imagery help readers experience a day sick in bed with new perspective. This volume introduces readers to other great poets, too, including Lewis Carroll, John Keats, and Alfred, Lord Tennyson. Colorful drawings help readers imagine the goings-on in each piece of writing as they encounter surprising word choices, interesting scenes, and lively characters. From The Masque of Oberon to The Elves Goodbye, these poems help readers learn more about writing poetry by reading it.