Now We Are Six

Now We Are Six

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by A. A. Milne, Ernest H. Shepard
     
 

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More entertaining verses and delightful pictures in the style of When We Were Very Young. "Gay verses about all manner of things, which with their original rhythm dance their way into memory."—Four to Fourteen, 1927See more details below

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Overview

More entertaining verses and delightful pictures in the style of When We Were Very Young. "Gay verses about all manner of things, which with their original rhythm dance their way into memory."—Four to Fourteen, 1927

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr all levelsPenguin's production amplifies the fact that A.A. Milne has created some of the most memorable poetry and prose in children's literature. Charles Kuralt narrates all the tapes. When We Were Very Young resounds with Kuralt's lively reading of the nonsensical and onomatopoetic rhymes that fill the heads of toddlers. Opposite these poems, the narrator reads, with loving care, the verses about the real and imaginary playmates that warm youngsters' hearts. Now We Are Six reflects the growing complexity of a child's world. The narrator's voice is soft and vulnerable when reading of the innocent, inquisitive thoughts that preoccupy children, yet Kuralt speaks with a touch of exasperation when reading the poems depicting the young's struggle to understand the adult world. He does equally as well with Milne's stories. All the inhabitants of the Hundred Acre Wood are introduced and their humorous escapades chronicled in Winnie-the-Pooh. While portraying the characters, Kuralt's child-like tone reflects their goodness, innocence, and wee intellect. The House at Pooh Corner continues the adventures of Pooh and introduces the bouncing, pouncing, lovable Tigger. Besides the delight children will experience when listening to the light-hearted, captivating stories, young listeners will also identify with the universal hopes, fears, and wishes of the characters. Kuralt's deep, learned-sounding voice gives the narration a fatherly, comforting feel. Libraries will want to acquire these high quality productions.Mark P. Tierney, William B. Wade Elementary School, Waldorf, MD

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780525444466
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
10/28/1988
Series:
Winnie-the-Pooh Series
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
112
Sales rank:
61,546
Product dimensions:
5.31(w) x 7.69(h) x 0.38(d)
Lexile:
NP (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

A. A. Milne was born in 1882 in London. He was a playwright and journalist as well as a poet and storyteller. His classic children's books were inspired by his son, Christopher Robin. Milne died in 1956.

Ernest H. Shepard was born in 1879 in England. His pictures of the Pooh characters are based on real toys owned by Christopher Robin Milne. Shepard died in 1976.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Cotchford Farm, Sussex, England
Date of Birth:
January 18, 1882
Date of Death:
January 31, 1956
Place of Birth:
Hampstead, London
Place of Death:
Cotchford Farm, Sussex, England
Education:
Trinity College, Cambridge University (mathematics), 1903
Website:
http://www.penguinputnam.com

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