Winnie-the-Pooh: Eeyore Has A Birthday by A. A. Milne
  

Winnie-the-Pooh: Eeyore Has A Birthday

Written by A. A. Milne
Illustrated by E. H. Shepard

RRP £5.99

Synopsis

Winnie-the-Pooh: Eeyore Has A Birthday by A. A. Milne

Sad? Why should I be sad? It's my birthday. The happiest day of the year. said Eeyore. Your birthday? said Pooh in great surprise. It's Eeyore's birthday and none of his friends have remembered it. So Pooh and Piglet plan to cheer him up with presents, and some unexpected suprises... This beautiful little storybook is a great way to introduce young readers to the characters in A. A. Milne's Hundred Acre Wood. Illustrated with E H Shepard's iconic artwork, this is guaranteed to be a bedtime favourite for children aged 5 and up. Look out for the other titles in the collection: Winnie-the-Pooh: Eeyore Loses a Tail Winnie-the-Pooh: Pooh Goes Visiting Winnie-the-Pooh and Bees Winnie-the-Pooh: Piglet Meets A Heffalump The nation's favourite teddy bear has been delighting generations of children for 90 years.

About the Author

A. A. Milne

A.A. Milne (1882-1956) grew up in a school - his parents ran Henley House in Kilburn, for young boys - but never intended to be a children's writer. Pooh he saw as a pleasant sideline to his main career as a playwright and regular scribe for the satirical literary magazine, Punch. Writing was very much the dominant feature of A.A. (Alan Alexander)'s life. He joined the staff of Punch in 1906, and became Assistant Editor. In the course of two decades he fought in the First World War, wrote some 18 plays and three novels, and fathered a son, Christopher Robin Milne, in 1920 (although he described the baby as being more his wife's work than his own!). Observations of little Christopher led Milne to produce a book of children's poetry, When We Were Very Young, in 1924, and in 1926 the seminal Winnie-the-Pooh. More poems followed in Now We Are Six (1927) and Pooh returned in The House at Pooh Corner (1928). After that, in spite of enthusiastic demand, Milne declined to write any more children's stories as he felt that, with his son growing up, they would now only be copies based on a memory. In one way, Christopher Robin turned out to be more famous than his father, though he became uncomfortable with his fame as he got older, preferring to avoid the literary limelight and run a bookshop in Dartmouth. Nevertheless, he published three volumes of his reminiscences before his death in 1996.

You can find out more about A. A. Milne and Winnie-the-Pooh at Pooh Corner.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
48 pages

Author

A. A. Milne
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Publisher

Egmont Books Ltd an imprint of Egmont UK Ltd

Publication date

1st May 2016

ISBN

9781405282949


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