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When We Were Very Young

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When We Were Very Young by A.A. Milne
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Curl up with a A. A. Milne's classic book of poetry for children, When We Were Very Young. This is the first volume of rhymes written especially for children by A.A. Milne - as popular now as when they were first written. Featuring E. H. Shepard's original illustrations, When We Were Very Young is a heart-warming and funny introduction to children's poetry, offering the same sense of humour, imagination and whimsy that we've come to expect from his favourite books about Winnie-the-Pooh, that Bear of Very Little Brain.

Author Biography

A.A. Milne grew up in a school - his parents ran Henley House in Kilburn, for young boys - but never intended to be a children's writer. Pooh he saw as a pleasant sideline to his main career as a playwright and regular scribe for the satirical literary magazine, Punch. Writing was very much the dominant feature of A.A. (Alan Alexander)'s life. He joined the staff of Punch in 1906, and became Assistant Editor. In the course of two decades he fought in the First World War, wrote some 18 plays and three novels, and fathered a son, Christopher Robin Milne, in 1920 (although he described the baby as being more his wife's work than his own!). Observations of little Christopher led Milne to produce a book of children's poetry, When We Were Very Young, in 1924, and in 1926 the seminal Winnie-the-Pooh. More poems followed in Now We Are Six (1927) and Pooh returned in The House at Pooh Corner (1928). After that, in spite of enthusiastic demand, Milne declined to write any more children's stories as he felt that, with his son growing up, they would now only be copies based on a memory. In one way, Christopher Robin turned out to be more famous than his father, though he became uncomfortable with his fame as he got older, preferring to avoid the literary limelight and run a bookshop in Dartmouth. Nevertheless, he published three volumes of his reminiscences before his death in 1996.
Release date NZ
May 6th, 2004
Author
Contributor
Illustrated by E.H. Shepard
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Edition
New edition
Illustrations
colour illustrations
Imprint
Egmont Books Ltd
Interest Age
From 5
Pages
112
Dimensions
140x210x10
ISBN-13
9781405211185
Product ID
1662435

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