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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.
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June 2015 Book of the Month You’re never too young for Winnie the Pooh! Appreciation of the syntax can come later, but Pooh and his friends exude a warmth and content that even the very youngest children will understand. Soft and tactile, this is a lovely book for babies, and Pooh looks just as he does in the books. A perfect first book at bedtime! ~ Andrea Reece
A classic picture book sharing an original Hundred Acre Wood Tale with a brand new generation - Pooh Invents a New Game. With original illustrations and text, and a beautiful four-colour cover, this title is the perfect story for bedtime and a gorgeous addition to any Winnie-the-Pooh collection. Join Pooh and friends in Hundred Acre Wood for this classic Pooh sticks story!
Have you ever made mud pies? Or a secret den? Winnie-the-Pooh, Tigger, Eeyore and their friends have come up with 50 outdoor activities they think everyone should enjoy before their 6th birthday. With helpful hints and spaces for your records and photographs, this book is the perfect introduction to the wonders of the outdoors and a helpful guide for parents. It's packed with ideas to keep little ones busy at weekends and during school holidays. Activities range from spotting animal babies to making your own tree monster so that, whatever the weather, children can enjoy the magic of playing outdoors.
Winnie-the-Pooh may be a Bear of Very Little Brain but this adorable little book is teeming with Wise Words and Useful Advice. Covering important subjects such as 'Manners', 'Keeping Trim' and 'Gastronomic Disappointment', this charming and humorous book gives you Pooh's unique take on life. Based on the classic Winnie-the-Pooh stories by A. A. Milne and featuring E. H. Shepard's timeless illustrations. A lovely gift for a friend or loved one. Look out for: Also available: Winnie-the Pooh: Love From Pooh - 9781405297066 Winnie-the-Pooh - 9781405280839 The House at Pooh Corner - 9781405280846
Join Winnie the Pooh and friends with this interactive title brimming with ideas to make the world a better place! With creative arts and crafts, little ideas to cheer up friends and family, playful challenges to help wildlife thrive around you, and some simple relaxing activities to make your world softer, this book is filled with wonderful fun! Original artworks and quotations to bring you into Pooh's world, this book is filled with joy and ideas for kids who care about the world and people around them. Other titles in this series; Winnie the Pooh: Ideas for Rainy Days Winnie the Pooh: Things to do before you're 5 and 3/4
A picture book edition of Us Two and other favourite A.A.Milne poems. Wherever I am, there's always Pooh There's always Pooh and Me. Whatever I do, he wants to do. This selection of poetry from A.A.Milne's When We Were Very Young and Now We Are Six, features Christopher Robin and his dear friend, Pooh, with beautiful decorations from Winnie-the-Pooh illustrator E. H. Shepard, making it the perfect book for those who would like to be six for ever and ever.
Rediscover A.A. Milne's delightful tales in this classic story collection containing both Winnie-the-Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner. The adventures of Pooh, Christopher Robin and all their friends in the Hundred Acre Wood are brought to life in this beautiful edition containing E.H. Shepard's original line illustrations. Meet the best bear in all the world for the first time in Winnie-the-Pooh, where he gets into a tight place, nearly catches a Woozle and heads off on an 'expotition' to the North Pole with the other animals. The adventures continue in The House at Pooh Corner, where Pooh meets the irrepressible Tigger for the first time, learns to play Poohsticks and sets a trap for a Heffalump. Heart-warming and funny, Milne's masterpiece reflects the power of a child's imagination like no other story before or since. The Winnie-the-Pooh stories are timeless children's classics. Do you own all the classic Pooh titles? Winnie-the-Pooh The House at Pooh Corner When We Were Very Young Now We Are Six Return to the Hundred Acre Wood The Best Bear in all the World
Wear your heart on your sleeve with this lovely gift book featuring words of love from the world's best-loved bear, Winnie-the-Pooh. With original quotations from A.A. Milne and E.H. Shepard's timeless illustrations this little book is the ideal gift for Valentine's Day. A mini hardback book that makes the perfect present for Winnie-the-Pooh fans. Wherever I am there's always Pooh There's always Pooh and me. Whatever I do, he wants to do, Where are you going today?... says Pooh Well that's very odd 'cos I was too.... This little book is yours with love from Pooh. Also available: Winnie-the Pooh: The Adventure Begins ... Lessons in Love for your Life Together - 9781405292962 Winnie-the-Pooh - 9781405280839 The House at Pooh Corner - 9781405280846
They've all of them said 'Good-night'. So - here I am in the dark alone, There's nobody here to see; I think to myself, I play to myself, And nobody knows what I say to myself; Here I am in the dark alone, What is it going to be? Winnie-the-Pooh knows all about thinking grand thoughts, playing fun games and saying wise words to himself. What better companion could there be to read about as you snuggle down to go to sleep. This charming collection of stories and poems, selected from A.A.Milne's Winnie-the-Pooh, The House at Pooh Corner, When We Were Very Young and Now We Are Six, tells enchanting tales of Winnie-the-Pooh and his friends, accompanied by E.H.Shepard's beautiful illustrations. It is the perfect timeless bedtime treasury to read before you go to sleep and dream of the adventures to be had in the days to come. The Goodnight Collection follows on from The Christopher Robin Collection in making the stories and poems more accessible to new readers of Winnie-the-Pooh with it's playful approach to the text and illustrations, showing the fun and imagination behind the classic stories.
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