The World of Christopher Robin: The Complete When We Were Very Young and Now We Are Six

The World of Christopher Robin: The Complete When We Were Very Young and Now We Are Six


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The world of Christopher Robin is a world of childhood-gay, rollicking, imaginative-a world of reality and enchanting make-believe.

It is a world in which Christopher Robin and Alice watch the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace, and where James James Morrison Morrison Weatherby George Dupree takes great care of his Mother, though he is only three. In this timeless wonderland, the Little Black Hen is much too busy to lay eggs for anyone (except Christopher Robin), and the three little foxes play in the forest, keeping their handkerchiefs in cardboard boxes. The King plaintively asks for butter for the Royal slice of bread. And at the end of an active day, a little boy kneels at the foot of his bed: Hush! Hush! Whisper who dares! Christopher Robin is saying his prayers.

Here in one irresistible volume you will find When We Were Very Young and Now We Are Six, the two collections of verses which A. A. Milne wrote for his only son-verses that are cherished by everyone who has had the good fortune to become acquainted with them. To add to the excitement, Ernest Shepard, whose beloved black-and-white drawings in the original books have delighted millions of children, contributed endpapers and eight full-page illustrations, all in full color.

Of course, Pooh, that remarkable bear, refuses to stay out of these pages, even though he has two books of his own. But his appearance here should cause no surprise. After all, he belongs. For as Christopher Robin is fond of saying, Wherever I am, there's always Pooh, There's always Pooh and Me.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780525444480
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/14/2010
Series: Winnie-the-Pooh Series
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.78(w) x 9.32(h) x 0.88(d)
Age Range: 5 - 8 Years

About the Author


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


Trinity College, Cambridge University (mathematics), 1903

Table of Contents

When We Were Very Young
Just Before We Begin3
Buckingham Palace8
The Christening11
Puppy and I12
The Four Friends16
Nursery Chairs21
Lines and Squares25
Market Square29
Spring Morning44
The Island46
The Three Foxes48
Jonathan Jo55
At the Zoo58
Rice Pudding60
The King's Breakfast64
At Home72
The Wrong House73
Summer Afternoon75
The Dormouse and the Doctor76
Shoes and Stockings82
The Mirror84
Knights and Ladies85
Little Bo-Peep and Little Boy Blue90
Halfway Down95
The Invaders96
Before Tea98
Teddy Bear100
The Alchemist108
Growing Up110
If I Were King111
In the Fashion112
Bad Sir Brian Botany113
Now We Are Six
King John's Christmas125
Cherry Stones137
Us Two140
Buttercup Days143
The Charcoal-Burner148
The Knight Whose Armour Didn't Squeak155
The Old Sailor163
The Engineer170
Journey's End172
Furry Bear174
The Emperor's Rhyme176
Down by the Pond181
Come Out with Me187
The Little Black Hen188
The Good Little Girl194
The Friend197
A Thought201
Twice Times202
King Hilary and the Beggarman206
Cradle Song213
Swing Song215
The Morning Walk217
Pinkle Purr219
Wind on the Hill221
Waiting at the Window229
In the Dark231
The End234

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The World of Christopher Robin: The Complete When We Were Very Young and Now We Are Six 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Lesser known A.A. Milne title. Every bit as charming as the Winnie the Pooh/Hundred Acre Wood series. Resplendently illustrated. Whirl away with your wee one . . .
julw on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
bedtime story from when i was very young and older too