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When We Were Very Young

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When We Were Very Young by A. A. Milne is a delightful collection of poems that captures the innocence and wonder of childhood. The poems are written in a whimsical and charming style that will appeal to readers of all ages.

Each poem is unique and celebratory of the little moments that make up a child's world – from sleepy teddy bears to mischievous fairies. Milne's language is simple yet evocative, making it easy for readers to connect with the feelings and experiences of the young protagonists.

The illustrations by Ernest H. Shepard further enhance the magic of the poems, bringing the characters and settings to life in a charming and endearing way.

Overall, When We Were Very Young is a timeless classic that will continue to enchant readers for generations to come. It is a must-read for anyone who wishes to relive the joy and wonder of childhood.

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A.A. Milne wrote many poems to entertain his young son, Christopher Robin Milne, who appears to have been about three when "When We Were Very Young" was published. The book is a collection of 45 poems that celebrate a world and a point of view that a very young person could understand and enjoy. It became a best-seller. Christopher Robin is introduced as a character in some of the poems. We first meet him in the Preface, "Just Before We Begin." In it we learn of a swan which he feeds upon a lake and who he has named "Pooh." Milne comments on the fortuitous rhyming of that name with the lowing of the local cattle, "moo," and intends us to believe that that led to the idea of writing the poems that comprise "When We Were Very Young." Later, of course, this name became attached to a rather lovable bear who had whole books of his adventures written by Milne over the next few years. We will meet that teddy bear in one of poems of this book!- Summary by Mark Smith

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