NOW WE ARE SIX: Milne A.A NOW WE ARE SIX: Milne A.A NOW WE ARE SIX: Milne A.A NOW WE ARE SIX: Milne A.A

NOW WE ARE SIX

Milne A.A

Published by London Methuen & Co. 1927, 1927
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First edition. With illustrations by Ernest H. Shepard. 8vo, publisherís original red cloth pictorially decorated and lettered in gilt on covers and spine, t.e.g., pink illustrated endpapers. x, 103 pp. A handsome and well preserved copy, quite fresh, with extremely minor mellowing to the spine, the text-block and illustrations all bright and clean and the hinges strong and tight. FIRST EDITION OF A CLASSIC. This third book in the quartet written by Milne, inspired by his young son Christopher, and illustrated by Shepard was an instant success. Like WHEN WE WERE YOUNG, NOW WE ARE SIX is a joyful combination of verse and pictures designed to captivate young readers. Christopher Milne wrote of his fatherís stories: "It is difficult to be sure which came first. Did I do something and did my father then write a story about it? Or was it the other way about, and did the story come first? Certainly my father was on the lookout for ideas; but so too was I. He wanted ideas for his stories, I wanted them for my games, and each looked towards the other for inspiration. But in the end it was all the same: the stories became part of our lives; we lived them, thought them, spoke them."-Enchanted Places. Most likely it was this unique collaboration between father and son which makes these little stories and poems so intimate and personal. Milne had bought a country house in Sussex, and it was there that many of his poems were set. Amid fields, under cherry trees, in rustic barnyards, and down by the pond, these poetic yarns lead young minds to a refreshing holiday in nature. And, as always, Shepardís drawings capture our hearts with their endearing images of a boy and his roly-poly teddy bear, their endless adventures, and much much more. These buoyant illustrations are sure to bring a smile to the innate child buried somewhere within each of us. And who can resist the charm of Milneís writing when in a P.S. to his introduction he notes: "Pooh wants us to say that he thought it was a different book; and he hopes you wonít mind, but he walked through it one day, looking for his friend Piglet, and sat down on some of the pages by mistake.". Bookseller Inventory # 21775

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Title: NOW WE ARE SIX

Publisher: London Methuen & Co. 1927

Publication Date: 1927

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: 1st Edition

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