When We Were Very Young

Paperback | August 1, 1992

byA. A. MilneIllustratorErnest H. Shepard

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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.


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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...

A prolific writer, A. A. Milne published 35 plays, 6 novels, 3 books of verse, 3 collections of short stories, and several works of nonfiction, including sketches for Punch magazine, of which he was the assistant editor. Nevertheless, his fame rests on four books for children: two of whimsical stories about the stuffed animals in his s...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:112 pages, 7.75 × 5.12 × 0.29 inPublished:August 1, 1992Publisher:Penguin Young Readers Group

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0140361235

ISBN - 13:9780140361230

Appropriate for ages: 6 - 8

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nostalgic This is the 3rd book in the classic A. A. Milne set and in my opinion a must have to read to your kids. Features one of my favorite poems. A very nostalgic read bringing back memories that's too special not to be shared.
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DisobedienceJames JamesMorrison MorrisonWeatherby George DupreeTook greatCare of his Mother,Though he was only three.James James Said to his Mother,"Mother," he said, said he;"You must never go downto the end of the town,if you don't go down with me."James JamesMorrison's MotherPut on a golden gown.James James Morrison's MotherDrove to the end of the town.James James Morrison's MotherSaid to herself, said she:"I can get right downto the end of the townand be back in time for tea."King JohnPut up a notice,"LOST or STOLEN or STRAYED!JAMES JAMES MORRISON'S MOTHERSEEMS TO HAVE BEEN MISLAID.LAST SEENWANDERING VAGUELY:QUITE OF HER OWN ACCORD,SHE TRIED TO GET DOWNTO THE END OF THE TOWN -FORTY SHILLINGS REWARD!" James JamesMorrison Morrison(Commonly known as Jim)Told hisOther relationsNot to go blaming him.James JamesSaid to his Mother,"Mother," he said, said he:"You must never go down to the end of the townwithout consulting me."James JamesMorrison's motherHasn't been heard of since.King John said he was sorry,So did the Queen and Prince.King John(Somebody told me)Said to a man he knew:If people go down to the end of the town, well,what can anyone do?"(Now then, very softly)J.J.M.M.W.G.Du P.Took greatC/0 his M*****Though he was only 3.J.J. said to his M*****"M*****," he said, said he:"You-must-never-go-down-to-the-end-of-the-town-if-you-don't-go-down-with-ME!"