When We Were Very Young Deluxe Edition

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When We Were Very Young and Now We Are Six complete the four-volume set of deluxe editions of the Milne and Shepard classic works. Like their companions, the Winnie-the-Pooh 80th Anniversary Edition and The House At Pooh Corner, these beautiful books feature full-color artwork on cream-colored stock. The imaginative charm that has made Pooh the world’s most famous bear pervades the pages of Milne’s poetry, and Ernest H. Shepard’s witty and loving illustrations enhance ...

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Overview

 
When We Were Very Young and Now We Are Six complete the four-volume set of deluxe editions of the Milne and Shepard classic works. Like their companions, the Winnie-the-Pooh 80th Anniversary Edition and The House At Pooh Corner, these beautiful books feature full-color artwork on cream-colored stock. The imaginative charm that has made Pooh the world’s most famous bear pervades the pages of Milne’s poetry, and Ernest H. Shepard’s witty and loving illustrations enhance these truly delightful gift editions.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780525479307
  • Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
  • Publication date: 2/14/2008
  • Series: Winnie-the-Pooh Series
  • Edition description: Deluxe Edition
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 152,015
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: NPL (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.60 (d)

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DisobedienceJames James
Morrison Morrison
Weatherby George Dupree
Took great
Care of his Mother,
Though he was only three.
James James Said to his Mother,
"Mother," he said, said he;
"You must never go down to the end of the town,
if you don't go down with me."

James James
Morrison's Mother
Put on a golden gown.
James James Morrison's Mother
Drove to the end of the town.
James James Morrison's Mother
Said to herself, said she:
"I can get right down to the end of the town and be back in time for tea."

King John
Put up a notice,
"LOST or STOLEN or STRAYED!
JAMES JAMES MORRISON'S MOTHER
SEEMS TO HAVE BEEN MISLAID.
LAST SEEN
WANDERING VAGUELY:
QUITE OF HER OWN ACCORD,
SHE TRIED TO GET DOWN
TO THE END OF THE TOWN -
FORTY SHILLINGS REWARD!"

James James
Morrison Morrison
(Commonly known as Jim)
Told his
Other relations
Not to go blaming him.
James James
Said to his Mother,
"Mother," he said, said he:
"You must never go down to the end of the town without consulting me."

James James
Morrison's mother
Hasn't been heard of since.
King John said he was sorry,
So did the Queen and Prince.
King John
(Somebody told me)
Said to a man he knew:
If people go down to the end of the town, well,
what can anyone do?"

(Now then, very softly)
J.J.
M.M.
W.G.Du P.
Took great
C/0 his M*****
Though he was only 3.
J.J. said to his M*****
"M*****," he said, said he:
"You-must-never-go-down-to-the-end-of-the-town-
if-you-don't-go-down-with-ME!"

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  • Posted February 20, 2010

    A beautiful book to introduce your kids to poetry

    This book has an unfair advantage, or possibly the best of reviews, as it is a family tradition. As a little girl I went to bed with my mother singing the poem "Vespers" and I know the "Kings Breakfast" and others by heart. Of course when my children were born they would drift off to a less talented rendition of "Vespers" and now both can't help but recall from memory the same poems. My 9 year old read "The Kings Breakfast" to her class for a reading program and after the show her classmates all wanted to get a copy. Poetry sometimes gets lost for kids. WIth rap (not my favorite) so big, and rhyming such a part of their music, it only makes sense that they would be drawn back to poetry.

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