Now We Are Six

Now We Are Six

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by A. A. Milne, Ernest H. Shepard
     
 

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Here are the poems of childhood, of summer days at the beach and rainy days at the window, fishing trips and fanciful ones. Here are Christopher Robin's wheezles and sneezles, James Morrison's wayward mother, and so much more. Bright in color and true in spirit, these books are perfect for giving--to Pooh fans of all ages. See more details below

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Here are the poems of childhood, of summer days at the beach and rainy days at the window, fishing trips and fanciful ones. Here are Christopher Robin's wheezles and sneezles, James Morrison's wayward mother, and so much more. Bright in color and true in spirit, these books are perfect for giving--to Pooh fans of all ages.

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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:
9780440464853
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
08/15/1970
Pages:
112
Age Range:
6 - 8 Years

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