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Blackstone Audiobooks presents, from the unabridged collection “A.A. Milne’s Pooh Classics,” the forty-four poems and verses from When We Were Very Young performed by Peter Dennis. This is the only reading of these delightful verses authorized by A.A. Milne’s son, Christopher Robin.

"Congratulations on your outstanding contribution to children and their families. The sort of growth your work inspires speaks for emotional, ethical and character development. My personal good wishes!"—Diana Huss Green, editor-in-chief, Parents' Choice Foundation

"Peter’s reading of A.A. Milne’s verse and poetry is about you and me and that cognac-colored moment when a scent of memory sends us flying back through time to a place in youth where, for a perfect instant, nothing is wrong."—Al Martinez, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist, Los Angeles Times

INDEX of Poems for When We Were Very Young


Buckingham Palace


The Christening

Puppy and I


The Four Friends

Lines and Squares



Nursery Chairs

Market Square




Spring Morning

The Island

The Three Foxes


Jonathan Jo

At the Zoo

Rice Pudding


The King’s Breakfast


At Home

The Wrong House

Summer Afternoon

The Dormouse and the Doctor

Shoes and Stockings


Knights and Ladies

Little Bo-Peep and Little Boy Blue

The Mirror

Halfway Down

The Invaders

Before Tea

Teddy Bear

Bad Sir Brian Botany

In the Fashion

The Alchemist

Growing Up

If I Were King


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About the Author

Alan Alexander Milne (1882–1956) was the son of a Scottish schoolmaster. Milne won a scholarship to Westminster School and later read mathematics at Cambridge. His real interest was in lighthearted writing; he edited the undergraduate magazine Granta and at twenty-four he became assistant editor of Punch. After serving as a signals officer in World War I he won additional acclaim as a playwright. His great success, however, came as a writer of children’s literature after publishing a series of verses about his young son Christopher Robin (When We Were Very Young and Now We Are Six). Following the acclaim received for the Winnie-the-Pooh books, Milne published several novels as well as an autobiography, It’s Too Late Now (1939).

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.