Winnie-the-Pooh in Scots by A. A. Milne


Winnie-the-Pooh in Scots by A. A. Milne

Yin day, when Christopher Robin and Winnie-the-Pooh and Wee Grumphie were aw haein a crack thegither, Christopher Robin feenished whit he had in his mooth and said lichtsomely: 'I saw a Huffalamp the-day, Wee Grumphie'.'Whit wis it daein?' spiered Wee Grumphie.'Jist lampin alang', said Christopher Robin. 'I dinna think it saw me'.'I saw yin wance', said Wee Grumphie. 'At least, I think it wis a Huffalamp'.'But mibbe it wisna'.'Sae did I', said Pooh, 'wunnerin whit like a Huffalamp wis'.'Ye dinna see then that aften', said Christopher Robin in an affhaund wey.'No noo', said Wee Grumphie.'No at this time o the year', said Pooh.First published in 1926, Winnie-the-Pooh is one of the classics of children's literature. Pooh Bear, Piglet, Rabbit, Owl and all the other creatures of the Forest need no introduction. The Pooh books have been translated into many languages all over the world, and now Winnie-the-Pooh gets his first outing in Scots.Following on the huge success of Itchy Coo's Scots translations of Roald Dahl's books, James Robertson's version of Winnie-the-Pooh , complete with the original Ernest Shepard illustrations, is a warm and charming rendition of this much-loved tale, which will delight both bairns and adults alike.

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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160 pages


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Publication date

14th August 2008



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