Handsomely packaged in gold-letter leatherette cases, these two four-CD sets make up this complete audio presentation of Milne's classic tales. British actor Peter Dennis reads the works word for word, performing all the voices. Dennis is especially close to this material, being the only performer given the right by the Pooh Trustees to present the works from the stage, which he has done since 1976. The real-life Christopher Robin, Christopher Robin Milne, has called Dennis Pooh's "ambassador." The ambassador delivers the material in a setting of forest sounds suitable for a 100-Acre-Wood and whimsical music during transitions. Set one contains "Winnie the Pooh" over three discs, with the fourth disc being the poetry collection "When We Were Very Young." Similarly, the book "The House at Pooh Corner" takes up three discs of set two, with the fourth given over to the poetry of "Now We Are Six." Each set contains a 24-page booklet written by Dennis covering the content of each CD. Also, each booklet contains biographies on Pooh, Milne, Christopher Robin, Pooh illustrator Shepard, and Dennis himself. All together a delightful package to enliven the tales for young ears and revisits the clumsy adventures of this unforgettable bear and his friends Eeyeore, Piglet, and more.
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