A. A. Milne's beloved poetry collections--When We Were Very Young and Now We Are Six--are now available as part of the Classic Gift Edition line! Discover the first of A. A. Milne's classic books for young readers with a gorgeous, collectible edition of When We Were Very Young, a book of verse.
Published two years before Winnie-the-Pooh, When We Were Very Young is the first of A. A. Milne's delightful verse collections. A celebration of childhood, these poems have been read and re-read for generations, touching the hearts of children and their families for almost a hundred years. Milne's treasured poems are perfectly matched by Ernest Shepard's whimsical illustrations.
Artfully crafted in the style of the first American edition of When We Were Very Young, published in 1924 by E. P. Dutton, this elegant edition is the perfect gift for both new readers and passionate collectors.
A. A. Milne was born in England in 1882, the third and youngest son of London schoolteachers. As a boy he wrote verses, parodies, and short humorous pieces for his school’s paper. He went on to study at Cambridge. In 1903 he left school to write. Before long he was supporting himself on his earnings, and became an editor at Punch magazine. In 1913 he married Dorothy de Selincourt. He began his military service in 1915 in Europe. During this time he wrote three plays, all of which were produced on the London stage. Christopher Robin Milne was born in 1920. It was Christopher’s toy bear, pig, donkey, tiger, and kangaroo that became the inspiration for the famous Pooh books. A. A. Milne wrote more plays, a novel, his autobiography, and political nonfiction, although he is best remembered for Winnie-the-Pooh, The House at Pooh Corner, When We Were Very Young, and Now We Are Six. Milne died in 1956.
5.69"W x 7.81"H x 0.52"D