Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson was a Scottish novelist, poet, and travel writer, and a leading representative of English literature. The author of Treasure Island, A Children's Garden of Verse, and Jekyll and Hyde was greatly admired by many authors, including Jorge Luis Borges, Ernest Hemingway, Rudyard Kipling, and Vladimir Nabokov.
British illustrator Robert Hunter has done a beautiful rendering of Stevenson's 1885 poem about a bedridden boy whose dreams provide him with a boost of energy. The night is revealed as an enticing mix of blue and pink images. The boy describes what he discovers:
"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.
His evening's adventures give the boy just what he needs. The Land of Nod is designed for children ages 3-7 years old. It would make a nice gift for a sick child; on the last page, it says "Get Well Soon."