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When We Were Very Young by A. A. Milne

When We Were Very Young (edition 1992)

by A. A. Milne, Ernest H. Shepard (Illustrator)

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Title:When We Were Very Young
Authors:A. A. Milne
Other authors:Ernest H. Shepard (Illustrator)
Info:Puffin (1992), Edition: Reissue, Paperback, 112 pages
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Tags:hardcover, children's literature, poetry

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When We Were Very Young by A. A. Milne



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This is the first of the four books pertaining to Winnie-The-Pooh, by A.A. Milne who does a great job with all of the books in terms of carrying out the apparent theme of friendship throughout. "When We Were Very Young" is a collection of poems that can stand independent of each other, that relate to Milne's son Christopher Robin, and his adventures as he grows up. The poems have a musical flow to them, and the illustrations by Shepard beautifully paint each page to complement the poems. Very adorable books recommended for early readers.
  zahammou | Dec 9, 2014 |
I love the works of this author who did Winnie the Pooh so I really enjoyed reading this book of his.
  Madison_DeWeerdt | Dec 4, 2014 |
Sad that I missed this when I was younger, but luckily I can add it to my daughter's library! A wonderful little collection of lively, youthful poetry by the beloved children's author A. A. Milne! ( )
1 vote walksaloneatnight | Nov 18, 2014 |
age 3-5, Pierce College Library
  SWong4512 | May 28, 2014 |
When We Were Very Young is a book of poetry by the author of the Winnie the Pooh books. My personal favorite is "Puppy and I" because I like the idea of following the puppy up the hill to roll and play. The book has a lot of enjoyable imagery like that, but I am not sure if it will be easily understood by modern American children. It is very British and old-fashioned in its language. ( )
  aleader | Apr 4, 2014 |
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To Christopher Robin Milne or as he prefers to call himself, Billy Moon, this book which owes so much to him is now humbly offered.
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At one time (but I have changed my mind now) I thought I was going to write a little Note at the top of each of these poems, in the manner of Mr. William Wordsworth, who liked to tell his readers where he was staying, and which of his friends he was walking with, and what he was thinking about, when the idea of writing his poem came to him.
Down by the corner of the street
Where the three roads meet,
And the feet
Of the people as they pass go "Tweet-tweet-tweet-"
Who comes tripping round the corner of the street?
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In all likelihood, your mother or father read you these poems and remember their parents reading the same. This collection of poetry by the creator of Winnie the Pooh was first published in 1924. With its companion volume Now We Are Six, the little books became two of the biggest bestsellers in publishing history. Children all over the world have heard about changing the guard at Buckingham Palace; James James Morrison Morrison Weather by George Dupree; the three little foxes who kept their handkerchiefs in cardboard boxes; and, of course, Christopher Robin, named for A.A. Milne's son. Adults and older children will enjoy Milne's poems too, as some of his humor is subtly directed at a more sophisticated audience. But younger children are the ones who love the naughty Mary Jane (lovely rice pudding again?) and the bears on the corners of London's streets. Read these poems aloud and pass along (or start) a family tradition. (Ages 5 to 9)

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A collection of poems reflecting the experiences of a little English boy growing up in the early part of the twentieth century.

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