Now We are Six

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McClelland & Stewart, 1988 - Children's poetry - 112 pages
6 Reviews
What a wonderful feeling it is, to know that wherever you are there is something you love. It is a feeling millions of readers have for the Christopher Robin books.

The verses here, and in When We Were Very Young, the stories in Winnie-The-Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner have endeared themselves to so many readers that it is painful to try to imagine what the world would be like without them.

The perfect book for that all-important birthday, Now We Are Six is much more than a worthy successor to When We Were Very Young; it is a modern classic in its own right.

The beguiling verses are rendered more delightful by E.H. Shepard’s enchanting pictures.

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User Review  - Nandakishore_Varma - LibraryThing

Like When We Were Very Young, this is also a terrific compilation. I love it when an adult can see through a child's eyes without losing his "adult-ness". Milne's poetry is simple and beautiful, and ... Read full review

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User Review  - CLDoyle - LibraryThing

Appropriate age group for this book of poems would be 4th grade to 8th grade, I think that the younger ages will really enjoy it because there is a lot of references to Winnie the Pooh in it. This ... Read full review

Contents

Solitude
3
Busy
14
Cherry Stones
21
Buttercup Days 0 1
31
The Old Sailor
38
The Engineer
44
Forgiven
50
KnightinArmour
57
The Friend
67
Swing Song
79
The Morning Walk
87
Pinkie Purr
93
n the Dark
101
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About the author (1988)

A prolific writer, A. A. Milne published 35 plays, 6 novels, 3 books of verse, 3 collections of short stories, and several works of nonfiction, including sketches for Punch magazine, of which he was the assistant editor. Nevertheless, his fame rests on four books for children: two of whimsical stories about the stuffed animals in his son's bedroom (Winnie-the-Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner) and two of verse (When We Were Very Young and Now We Are Six). All are considered classics and have been included among the Children's Literature Association's Touchstone books as the best in children's literature, on the Lewis Carroll Shelf list, and on the Choice magazine list of books for the academic library. He also wrote Toad of Toad Hall, a play based on Grahame's The Wind in the Willows, and Once upon a Time: A Fairy Tale for Grown-ups, both of which are sometimes included in volumes with the four classic works. Milne had a son, Christopher Robin, who served as the model for the little boy in his children's books.

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