When We Were Very Young

A. A. Milne (Author) Ernest H. Shepherd (Illustrator)


First published in 1924, "When We Were Very Young" is the timeless collection of poetry by A. A. Milne. The introduction to the collection suggests that the narrator is meant to be Christopher Robin, the child at the center of Milne's famous tales of The Hundred Acre Wood. In the poem "Teddy Bear", readers are first introduced to Milne's most famous character, Winnie-the-Pooh, who was originally called "Mr. Edward Bear" by Milne's real-life son, Christopher Robin Milne. "When We Were Very Young" contains over 40 poems that beautifully describe the innocence, magic, and creativity of childhood. Classic poems such as "Halfway Down" capture the unique experience of growing up, where a child has one foot in the nursery and one in the grown-up world. Milne's poems are whimsical, entertaining, and touching as they describe the world of make-believe and fantasy that is so appealing to young readers. Generations of children and parents alike have enjoyed reading these lovely poems to each other and many of the verses have been set to music and incorporated into television shows and movies. A copy of this engaging and heart-warming poetry collection belongs on the shelf of every child's library. This edition is printed on premium acid-free paper.

Product Details

Publish Date
May 28, 2020
5.51 X 8.5 X 0.26 inches | 0.33 pounds

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About the Author

A.A.Milne was born in London in 1882. He began writing as a contributor to Punch magazine, and also wrote plays and poetry. Winnie-the-Pooh made his first appearance in Punch magazine in 1923. Soon after, in 1926, Milne published his first stories about Winnie-the-Pooh, which were an instant success. Since then, Pooh has become a world-famous bear, and Milne's stories have been translated into approximately forty-different languages.