Synopses & Reviews
When We Were Very Young, the first of A.A. Milne's four world-famous books for children, introduced Christopher Robin to innumerable friends, and has probably been read more widely than any other book of verse for children published in our time. For sheer delightfulness the children's rhymes of A.A. Milne are in a class by themselves, with their charm, humor, and understanding to say nothing of their irresistible rhythms. Ernest H. Shepard's illustrations are an important complement to the verses. A.A. Milne has here created a book of proven classic quality, a book that goes straight to the heart.
Celebrate the 90th birthday of one of the world's most beloved icons of children's literature, Winnie-the-Pooh
A classic celebration of childhood, A. A. Milne s When We Were Very Young is a collection of poems that have touched the hearts of readers for more than 90 years. His verses sing with a playful innocence, weaving together the worlds of reality and enchanting make-believe. Published two years before Winnie-the-Pooh, careful readers will also discover the very first appearance of the Best Bear in All the World.These treasured poems are perfectly matched by Ernest Shepard's whimsical illustrations, which have delighted countless readers.
These poems have been read and re-read to generations of children, and today, they can still find a cherished place on every bookshelf."
Verses full of bubbling nonsense and rhythm, written for the author's son, Christopher Robin. It is for "very small children (and for their elders who get a surreptitious joy from what is meant for their little ones)."" -- Sunday Review, 1924
About the Author
A. A. Milne was born in 1882 in London. He was a playwright and a journalist as well as a poet and storyteller. His classic children's books were inspired by his son, Christopher Robin. Milne died in 1956.
Ernest H. Shepard was born in 1879 in England. His pictures of the Pooh characters are based on real toys owned by Christopher Robin Milne. Shepard died in 1976.