When We Were Very Young & Now We Are Six
By A. A. Milne
Performed by Miranda Richardson
wish I were a King,
And then I could do anything.”
tales of Christopher Robin reach out from more than just the Hundred-Acre
Wood. A.A. Milne brings to life his little boy and the thoughts
of every child in these incredible collections of poetry for children.
From the corner of the street to hooded dressing gowns, Milne brings
the fun-filled days of childhood to life in this remarkable set
been a fan of Milne’s writing since I can remember. I fell
in love with Winnie-the-Pooh and his friends when I was very young
and the poetry Milne gives us in this set of books is absolutely
heavenly! I found myself reverting to when I was a kid and reveling
in the idea of having adventures as fun as Christopher Robin’s.
I own nearly all of Milne’s children’s books, these
included, and I have to say that these audio CDs are going to be
used and used and used when I have kids of my own. They’re
filled with the innocence of a child’s imagination and passion
for the world they’re living in. These sets of poetry are
great additions to ANYONE’S library.
Richardson is best known for her roles in movies like “The
Crying Game” and “The Hours”, but she’s
also been a major player in three “Blackadder” series
that are still seen on television. She is a two-time Oscar nominee
and will be seen in upcoming movies like “The Phantom of the
Opera” and “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.”
I’ve been a huge fan of hers since I saw the Blackadder series
on BBC America and was THRILLED when I saw she was the performer
on this set of discs. Her breathy voice and incredible vocalizations
make Milne’s poetry come alive even more.
highly recommend this set of audio books to anyone who is a child
or a child at heart. They’re MARVELOUS!