This second collection of poetry from Milne strikes another enchanting chord. There are verses about King John and the King of Peru alongside more down-to-earth fare about playing with toy trains and walking in the morning. In verses about fanciful subjects and everyday events alike, A.A. Milne evokes the simple wonder and timelessness of childhood.
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What a wonderful feeling it is, to know that wherever you are there is something you love. It is a feeling millions of readers have for the Christopher Robin books.
The verses here, and in When We Were Very Young, the stories in Winnie-The-Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner have endeared themselves to so many readers that it is painful to try to imagine what the world would be like without them.
The perfect book for that all-important birthday, Now We Are Six is much more than a worthy successor to When We Were Very Young; it is a modern classic in its own right.
The beguiling verses are rendered more delightful by E.H. Shepard?s enchanting pictures.
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.
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Book Description Methuen, 2000. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. New edition. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0416153127
Book Description Methuen. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0416153127 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.1938915
Book Description Methuen, 2000. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. E. H. Shepard (illustrator). book. Bookseller Inventory # M0416153127