The author, Alan Alexander Milne, was born on January 18, 1882 (131 years ago) and had an only child, Christopher Robin Milne, August 21, 1920. And, in 1924, When We Were Very Young, was published launching A. A. Milne’s career as a children’s writer with this book and three other of his children’s books illustrated by E.H. Shepard.
In my collection of children’s books I have “The World of Christopher Robin” a compilation published in 1958 which is the complete stories from When We Were Very Young and Now We Are Six by A. A. Milne with decorations and new illustrations in full color by E.H. Shepard.
Illustrations by E. Shepard from my collection:
“Pooh’s Party” and “An Anxious Moment –
Pooh and His Friends Watch For Eeyore To Float By“
Written and Photographed by Mary Gilmartin, January 18, 2013