When We Were Very Young

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Author: A. A. Milne

Publisher: Egmont UK

ISBN: 1405255838

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 112

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'They're changing guard at Buckingham Palace - Christopher Robin went down with Alice.' Curl up with A. A. Milne’s classic book of poetry for children, When We Were Very Young. This is the first volume of rhymes written especially for children by Milne – as popular now as when they were first written. Featuring E. H. Shepard’s original illustrations, this collection is a heart-warming and funny introduction to children’s poetry, offering the same sense of humour, imagination and whimsy that we’ve come to expect from Milne's favourite books about Winnie-the-Pooh, that Bear of Very Little Brain. Do you own all the classic Pooh titles? Winnie-the-Pooh The House at Pooh Corner When We Were Very Young Now We Are Six Also look out for Return to the Hundred Acre Wood and The Best Bear in all the World (coming soon) The nation’s favourite teddy bear has been delighting generations of children for 90 years. Milne’s classic children’s stories – featuring Piglet, Eeyore, Christopher Robin and, of course, Pooh himself – are both heart-warming and funny, teaching lessons of friendship and reflecting the power of a child’s imagination like no other story before or since. Pooh ranks alongside other beloved character such as Paddington Bear, and Peter Rabbit as an essential part of our literary heritage. Whether you’re 5 or 55, Pooh is the bear for all ages. A.A. Milne is quite simply one of the most famous children’s authors of all time. He created Winnie-the-Pooh and his friends Piglet, Eeyore, Tigger, Kanga and Roo based on the real nursery toys played with by his son, Christopher Robin. And those characters not only became the stars of his classic children’s books, Winnie-the-Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner, and his poetry for children, they have also been adapted for film, TV and the stage. Through his writings for Punch magazine, A.A. Milne met E.H. Shepard. Shepard went on to draw the original illustrations to accompany Milne’s classics, earning him the name “the man who drew Pooh”.

When We Were Very Young

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Author: A.A. Milne

Publisher: GoodBook Classics

ISBN: N.A

Category: Poetry

Page: 25

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A collection of poems reflecting the experiences of a little English boy growing up in the early part of the twentieth century. Quotes from the book: “She turned to the sunlight / And shook her yellow head, And whispered to her neighbor: Winter is dead.” “If people ask me, / I always tell them: Quite well, thank you, / I'm very glad to say.” “And Teddy worried lots about / The fact that he was rather stout. He thought: "If only I were thin! / But how does anyone begin?” Readers' reviews: “Verses full of bubbling nonsense and rhythm, written for the author's son, Christopher Robin. It is for "very small children (and for their elders who get a surreptitious joy from what is meant for their little ones).” (Sunday Review) “Utterly charming and lovely--delightful rhythm, fun rhymes, and illustrations that fit it perfectly!” (Qt, goodreads.com) “One for every generation. A necessity for a child to grow up with.” (Georgie, goodreads.com)

The World of Christopher Robin

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Author: Alan Alexander Milne,Ernest Howard Shepard

Publisher: Hamlyn Childrens Books

ISBN: 9780603550034

Category: Children's poetry

Page: 243

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Complete Winnie-the-Pooh and When We Were Very Young and Now We Are Six

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Author: A. A. Milne

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780603562150

Category: Children's poetry, English

Page: 320

View: 1959

Complete WTP brings together two of A. A. Milne's best-loved stories: Winnie-the-Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner. It is illustrated throughout with the original black and white line drawings by Ernest H. Shepard. When We Were Young and Now We Are Six contains two of A. A. Milne's classic collections of verse. It is illustrated throughout with the original black and white line drawings by Ernest H. Shepard. Slipcase containing hardback editions of Complete Winnie-the-Pooh and When We Were Very Young & Now We Are Six.

Discovery and Invention

The Urban Plays of Lanford Wilson

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Author: Anne Dean

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

ISBN: 9780838635483

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 139

View: 2610

Spanning three decades, Lanford Wilson's urban plays constitute a neat summation of his achievements as a dramatist. In Discovery and Invention, Anne M. Dean demonstrates that they also provide superb examples of his ability to extricate every ounce of poetry from ordinary language. From the youthful experimentation dominating every aspect of Balm in Gilead (1964), to the contrast of the almost traditionally conceived and lyrical The Hot l Baltimore (1973) and, finally, to the sheer linguistic versatility of Burn This (1987), Wilson has proven himself to be a challenging and adaptable dramatist whose works perfectly match the spirit of the times. Wilson is, above all, an American playwright; his work bestrides the United States, reflections of his experiences echoing throughout plays variously set in remote farming communities, small towns, and big cities. Wherever he has settled, Wilson has utilized the landscape as a dramatic canvas, recreating the language he has heard there into a peculiarly translucent form of dramatic poetry, as well as finding ways of peopling his plays with imaginatively conceived composites of his friends and acquaintances. The diversity of his life experience has enhanced his appreciation of humanity in all its forms; people are important to Wilson, and he invariably strives to tell their story with honesty and humor. Constant throughout his drama, both rural and urban, is his fundamental humanity and compassion for those he dramatizes. An analysis of Wilson's work reveals several recurring themes: the importance of individuality and personal history, the necessity to preserve the past and learn from it and, especially, the importance of familial support - surrogate or otherwise. These themes recur throughout Wilson's drama, but are nowhere more importantly demonstrated than in the three urban plays considered in this volume. Above all, Wilson wants to tell the truth; for him, reality is almost - but not quite - enough. By creating his drama out of his own rich life experiences, he finds little need to exaggerate. Eugene Ionesco once observed that one discovers more than one invents, and that invention is really discovery or rediscovery. Wilson has displayed a tendency to adhere to this concept: all playwrights rely upon their own experiences to some extent, but for Wilson this strategy is more than an aid to creativity; it is the raison d'etre for his drama. Wilson combines a subtle artistry with the pragmatics of everyday life and creates resonant and exciting theatre, incidentally illustrating the proficiency with which he is able to "lift ordinary speech and dance it just a little" to create language that is at once as vital as real speech and as complex as dense verse.

When We Were Animals

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Author: Joshua Gaylord

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473528011

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 9904

Nobody knew why, but when the boys and girls reached a certain age the parents locked themselves up in their houses, and the teenagers ran wild... Lumen Fowler knows she is different. While the rest of her peers are falling beneath the sway of her community’s darkest rite of passage, she resists. For Lumen has a secret. Her mother never ‘breached’ and she knows she won’t either. But as she investigates her town’s strange traditions and unearths stories from her family’s past, she soon realises she may not know herself – or her wild side – at all...

The House at Pooh Corner

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Author: A. A. Milne

Publisher: Egmont UK

ISBN: 140525582X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

View: 3643

'One day when Pooh Bear had nothing else to do, he thought he would do something, so he went round to Piglet's house to see what Piglet was doing.' This is the second classic children’s story by A.A. Milne about Winnie-the-Pooh and his friends in the Hundred Acre Wood. In this volume Pooh meets the irrepressible Tigger for the first time, learns to play Poohsticks and sets a trap for a Heffalump. In this stunning edition of The House at Pooh Corner, A.A. Milne’s classic characters are once again brought to life by E.H. Shepard’s illustrations. Do you own all the classic Pooh titles? Winnie-the-Pooh The House at Pooh Corner When We Were Very Young Now We Are Six Also look out for Return to the Hundred Acre Wood and The Best Bear in all the World (coming soon) Milne’s classic children’s stories – featuring Piglet, Eeyore, Christopher Robin and, of course, Pooh himself – are both heart-warming and funny, teaching lessons of friendship and reflecting the power of a child’s imagination like no other story before or since. Pooh ranks alongside other beloved characters such as Paddington Bear, and Peter Rabbit as an essential part of our literary heritage. Whether you’re 5 or 55, Pooh is the bear for all ages. A.A. Milne is quite simply one of the most famous children’s authors of all time. He created Winnie-the-Pooh and his friends Piglet, Eeyore, Tigger, Kanga and Roo based on the real nursery toys played with by his son, Christopher Robin. And those characters not only became the stars of his classic children’s books, Winnie-the-Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner, and his poetry for children, they have also been adapted for film, TV and the stage. Through his writings for Punch magazine, A.A. Milne met E.H. Shepard. Shepard went on to draw the original illustrations to accompany Milne’s classics, earning him the name “the man who drew Pooh”.

Dictionary of Quotations

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Author: Connie Robertson

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781853264894

Category: Reference

Page: 669

View: 6165

Quotations have exercised a particular fascination for humanity since the birth of recorded language and their potency in the age of the soundbite is stronger than ever. We revel in quotations, compete to know them, love them, hate them and inscribe them in books and on buildings, and this freshly revised and updated dictionary includes a wealth of new material among its 13,000 familiar, serious, outrageous, witty and thought-provoking entries.The Wordsworth Dictionary of Quotations is an essential work of reference for every writer, journalist and speech-maker, as well as being a treasure-trove for the browser and the simply curious. From the Roman poet Ovid's observation that 'Judgement of beauty can er, what with the wine and the dark' to Oscar Wilde's that 'Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes', there is a wide diversity of sayings to add spice to our conversation and enrich our daily lives. The book is alphabetically arranged by author and indexed by keyword for ease of use.