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.
A. A Milne's stories about Pooh and his forest friends have been loved by generations of children and their parents since the publication of the first book of stories, Winnie-the-Pooh in 1926. Pooh first appeared as a character in Milne's poetry, but it was the timeless tales of the Hundred Acre Wood that struck a chord with readers- and continues to do so today. The collection of stories and poems in this edition are essential titles for every child’s library, and will be cherished by young and old alike. The famous bear truly is The Bear for All Ages.
A. A. Milne's first stories about Winnie-the-Pooh, the most famous bear in the world, were published eighty years ago. This beautiful anniversary edition of "Winnie-the-Pooh" celebrates the enduring popularity of Pooh and his Forest friends. Discover what happens when Pooh goes visiting and Piglet meets a Heffalump, not forgetting when Eeyore loses his tail and Pooh finds one! E. H. Shepard's witty and loving illustrations are reproduced in colour to complete this truly delightful gift edition.
A. A. Milne's first stories about Winnie-the-Pooh, the most famous bear in the world, were published over eighty years ago. The popularity of Pooh and his Forest friends continues to endure with each new generation of children and their parents. Discover what happens when Pooh goes visiting and Piglet meets a Heffalump, not forgetting when Eeyore loses his tail and Pooh finds one! E. H. Shepard's witty and loving illustrations are reproduced in colour. Our Guest Editor for December 2010, Sally Grindley: "I am not talking about the Disney films – Pooh’s voice in those bears (sorry!) no relation to the voice I have in my mind when I read A. A. Milne’s wonderful stories. In fact, my mum used to read these to me and I could never get enough of them, especially the ones where Pooh and Piglet nearly catch a Woozle, Eeyore loses a tail, and Pooh gets into a tight place. Oh, and when Piglet meets a Heffalump. And then there’s the one about Tigger being unbounced. Who’s my favourite? I think it has to be Eeyore, but I do love Tigger too. The books should be part of every childhood, not the films."
This elegant hardback collected volume of the original books would make the perfect gift this Christmas. A must-have for any Pooh fan, or indeed for a young reader who would instantly fall in love with the characters from the Hundred Acre Wood.
This beautifully produced slipcased edition was specially created to commemorate the recent 75th anniversary of the publication of the very first stories about Winnie the Pooh. It consists of the classic, much-loved, tried and tested stories by A.A. Milne and illustrated by E.H. Shepard: Winnie the Pooh, The House at Pooh Corner, the poetry from When We Were Very Young and Now We Are Six. This is a book that together parent and child can pore over for hours. A must for the nursery bookshelf.
Return to the Hundred Acre Wood with Christopher Robin, Winnie-the-Pooh, Piglet, Rabbit, Eeyore, and, for the first time, the excitable and lovable Tigger. Adventure awaits as the friends welcome Tigger, find new problems to solve, and learn many new lessons along the way.Author A. A. Milne originally started writing stories about Winnie-the-Pooh for his son, Christopher Robin, and it was not long before Pooh became a household name. Since then, the characters and stories of Winnie-the-Pooh have become a mainstay in childrens literature and popular culture.HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.
Join Christopher Robin and all of his friendsPiglet, Rabbit, Eeyore, Owl, Kanga, Little Roo, and, of course, Winnie-the-Pooh himselfin the magical Hundred Acre Wood. Pooh, the sweet and simple Bear of Very Little Brain, finds no end of trouble, but, along with all of his friends, is able to turn every problem into a wonderful adventure.Author A. A. Milne originally started writing stories about Winnie-the-Pooh for his son, Christopher Robin, and it was not long before Pooh became a household name. Since then, the characters and stories of Winnie-the-Pooh have become a mainstay in childrens literature and popular culture.HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.
WINNIE-THE-POOHPOOH GOES VISITING and other storiesStory 1 In which we are introducedStory 2 In which Pooh goes visiting and gets into a tight placeStory 3 In which Pooh and Piglet go hunting and nearly catch a WoozleStory 4 In which Eeyore loses a tail and Pooh finds oneStory 5 In which Piglet is entirely surrounded by waterStory 6 In which Christopher Robin gives a Pooh Party, and we say good-byePIGLET MEETS A HEFFALUMP and other storiesStory 1 In which Piglet meets a HeffalumpStory 2 In which Eeyore has a birthday and gets two presentsStory 3 In which Kanga and Baby Roo come to the forest, and Piglet has a bathStory 4 In which Christopher Robin leads an exploration to the North PoleTHE HOUSE AT POOH CORNERTIGER COMES TO THE FOREST and other storiesStory 1 In which a house is built at Pooh Corner for EeyoreStory 2 In which Tiger comes to the forest and has breakfastStory 3 In which Tiger is unbouncedStory 4 In which Eeyore finds the Wolery and Owl moves into itStory 5 In which Christopher Robin and Pooh come to an enchanted placePOOH INVENTS A NEW GAME and other storiesStory 1 In which Rabbit has a busy dayStory 2 In which Pooh invents a new gameStory 3 In which it is shown that Tiggers don't climb treesStory 4 In which a search is organdized Story 5 In which Piglet does a very grand thing