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4.31 out of 54.31 out of 54.31 out of 54.31 out of 54.31 out of 5 4.31 (36 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: A. A. Milne Narrator: Peter Dennis Publisher: Bother! LA Production Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Winnie-the-Pooh Series Release Date: January 2006 ISBN: 9781455182534
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Blackstone Audio presents, from the unabridged collection “A.A. Milne’s Pooh Classics,” the forty-four poems from When We Were Very Young and the thirty-five poems of Now We Are Six, performed by Peter Dennis. This is the only reading of these delightful verses authorized by A.A. Milne’s son, Christopher Robin.

The first of A.A. Milne’s four world-famous books for children, When We Were Very Young introduced Christopher Robin to innumerable friends and has probably been read more widely than any other book of verse for children published in our time. Now We Are Six followed, becoming a modern classic in its own right.

For sheer delightfulness, the children’s rhymes of A.A. Milne are in a class by themselves with their charm, humor, understanding, and irresistible rhythms.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Peter Dennis has made himself Pooh’s Ambassador Extraordinary and no bear has ever had a more devoted friend. So if you want to meet the real Pooh, the bear I knew, the bear my father wrote about, listen to Peter. You will not be disappointed.”

    Christopher Robin Milne

  • “Peter Dennis brings to these remarkable readings a quality that goes beyond professionalism into an area we can’t even begin to define.”

    Los Angeles Times

  • “Congratulations on your outstanding contribution to children and their families.”

    Diana Huss Green, editor-in-chief, Parents’ Choice Foundation

  • “Read these poems aloud and pass along (or start) a family tradition.”

    Amazon.com, editorial review

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Phillip | 2/16/2014

    " These time tested and enchanting poems revolve around the world of a very young Christopher Robin as he meditates on the nature of, among other things, chairs and stairs and squares and prayers. They also brush up against some of the adventures of Edward Bear (aka Winnie the Pooh) Then there are those poems that take pause to consider the world around said boy and bear, sometimes waxing whimsical and other times moving towards the meditative. This collection provides a fine mix of verse to graze lightly upon or, as I was prompted, commit to memory. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenny | 2/15/2014

    " This book and Now We are Six are my very favorite books of poems from my childhood, and I think my kids would agree for their childhoods as well. I just had to buy myself new copies :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chloe Small | 2/2/2014

    " This book reminds me of my youth "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chloe | 1/19/2014

    " Very cute collection of poems. I definitely like the Pooh stories much better, but these poems were fun and short. I could see them being excellent to read to a small child before bed or to help teach a child to read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paige Mefferd | 1/19/2014

    " Love all of these poems! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lorie | 1/18/2014

    " This is one of the best memories of books from my childhood. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rainey | 12/29/2013

    " There is a particular poem in this volume that I adore. It's called "halfway down." look it up. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sharon | 12/29/2013

    " Not as familiar as the original Pooh, but still a go-to book for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 M'Kenzy | 12/18/2013

    " like this book a LOT! right now i'm reading it for the third time! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Merrilee | 12/17/2013

    " His poems are very sweet a clever also "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Georgie | 12/14/2013

    " One for every generation. A necessity for a child to grow up with. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Natasha | 12/13/2013

    " A sweet little book, full of cute poems and nice illustrations :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 erin ball | 12/7/2013

    " Love reading this to the kids at lunch time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kari | 11/29/2013

    " I love how Winnie the Pooh is almost more for adults than kids. And when you can understand the "adult stuff" at a younger age, you feel so grown up. I love Bad Sir Brian Botany. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mandi | 11/26/2013

    " First book of poems I've ever read. I actually enjoyed it. I love poems and these were really fun to read. I hope 'Now We Are Six' is just as good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shana Berschler | 11/11/2013

    " Not only did I love many poems in this book, but the illustrations are great. However, I found myself relying on the pictures a lot to understand the poem, This is not my favorite poem book, but I do think it would be great for young children. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jessica | 12/1/2012

    " Hannah likes the pictures mostly, she liked the Silverstein poems better.... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Catherine Woodman | 10/5/2012

    " We are big AA Milne fans here "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Megan | 7/25/2012

    " Once I was subbing in a class and read some of these poems to the first graders. When I subbed in that class again a little girl came up and asked if I would read "that good book" again. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alice Sather | 6/13/2012

    " Favorite when I was 6. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Charlotte | 6/13/2012

    " Cute, easy to read poems. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Squeaktooth | 5/22/2012

    " they're changing the guard at buckingham palace--crazy how this stuff never ever leaves your head- the king asked the queen and the queen asked the dairymaid- love love love "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Adanna | 1/15/2012

    " I didn't know it was a book of poems so I was pleasantly surprised at this discovery! All round it was ok. My absolute favourite poems were "The Christening", "Puppy and I", "The Three Foxes", "Before Tea" and "Vespers". They were gems hidden within making When We Were Very Young worthwhile. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Megan | 1/12/2012

    " These stories are a great way to enter the imaginary world of a child's mind. The poems are light and happy and seem to be read in a sort of sing-song way. Children will love to read these poems out loud. The charming Whinnie the Pooh characters are pictured in the book as well. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Courtney Mink | 10/9/2011

    " Another classic. I will pass this along to my children, as I assume my mother did for me. I have a beautiful brown leather with gold inlay version from 1961. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathryn | 10/6/2011

    " My mother read these to us as children and I marveled at the power of poetry. These poems continue to delight me. I hope someday to read them to beloved grandchildren. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cindy | 9/10/2011

    " Such an imagination. Such great poems to share, especially the one of the tubby bear. I love the devotion and love he expresses with each little poem, shows an absolute respect for his son's opinions, thoughts, and words. Really captures childhood, and how mundanely magical it be. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan Howson | 9/4/2011

    " Also know this one by heart. My poor future kids are going to have A. A. Milne rammed down their throats. "Can I please have some dinner?" "REPEAT 'JAMES JAMES MORRISON MORRISON'!!!" "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Allison | 3/7/2011

    " I collected all four books from a 1950s printing, and I'm working through them.

    Just finished Whinnie the Pooh, the first volume, which was very cute. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hasanuddin | 2/22/2009

    " Lugu dan transparan, khas pemikiran anak-anak yang jernih. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Liliyah | 2/22/2009

    " Winnie the Pooh doesn't know what to do..
    when honey jar stuck on his nose. :)..

    salah satu dari sekian kejenakaan Pooh and friends di pooh corner. Secara eksplisit ini adalah cerita anak2 yang ringan dan lucu tetapi sebenarnya setiap karakter bisa dijadikan cermin bagi kita ;) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tamsyn | 5/22/2008

    " I love the large size and large font of these books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mara | 9/3/2007

    " I remember being read these stories and reading them myself at a very young age. I can't help it, I'm a sucker for the hundred acre woods! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beth | 6/30/2007

    " We read the first two in the series, but even though Gabriel was entertained by the books, he wasn't enthralled by them. He can take or leave Edward Bear aka Winnie-ther-Pooh. He does seem to like Tigger though--must be because they are both so bouncy! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisbeth | 6/11/2007

    " Christopher Robin Milne is said to have complained bitterly that his childhood was co-opted by his father, and critics decry the books for being too "precious." But for me, at 10 or 11, the pre-Disney Pooh stories and two small volumes of poetry were beyond reproach. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 ~eljefe | 6/7/2007

    " will be reading this to my generations that follow. "

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About the Author

Alan Alexander Milne (1882-1956) was a playwright, an essayist, a novelist, and a short-story writer. He is best known as the creator of a series of children's books about a teddy bear named Winnie-the-Pooh. Milne was also a longtime contributor and assistant editor at the British humor magazine Punch.

About the Narrator

Peter Dennis (1933–2009) graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. He played leading roles in London’s West End and throughout the United Kingdom and the United States. He also guest starred in numerous television series, including Alias, Friends, Seinfeld, and Star Trek: Voyager.