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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.
You can find out more about A. A. Milne and Winnie-the-Pooh at Pooh Corner.
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
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
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
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.
A beautiful little storybook all about Eeyore, one of A. A. Milne's beloved characters that's guaranteed to be a bedtime favourite for children aged 5 and up. One snowy day Pooh and Piglet decide to build a house for Eeyore. But Eeyore already has a house, and now he's very puzzled because it seems to have disappeared ... let's hope Christopher Robin can find it for him. This charming story first appeared in A. A.Milne's The House at Pooh Corner, accompanied by E. H. Shepard's original illustrations. Look out for the other Winnie-the-Pooh storybooks: Winnie-the-Pooh: Eeyore Loses a Tail - 9781405281355 Winnie-the-Pooh: Pooh Goes Visiting - 9781405281331 Winnie-the-Pooh: Winnie-the-Pooh and the Wrong Bees - 9781405281324 Winnie-the-Pooh: Piglet Meets a Heffalump - 9781405281348 Winnie-the-Pooh: Piglet Does a Very Grand Thing -9781405286138 Winnie-the-Pooh: Eeyore Has a Birthday - 9781405282949
Join in the rhyming fun in this first Winnie-the-Pooh board book. With a rum-tum-tiddle and a tiddely pom, everyone's favourite rhymes and hums from the Bear of Very Little Brain have been gathered here in this beautifully-illustrated first board book for babies and toddlers. Look out for: Winnie-the-Pooh: Goodnight Pooh: A bedtime peep-through book 9781405286183 Winnie-the-Pooh: It's Friendly with Two: First Board Book 9781405293341
Wondering what to do on a rainy day? Pooh and his friends have lots of ideas! It rained and it rained and it rained. Piglet told himself that never in all his life, and he was goodness knows how old three, was it, or four? never had he seen so much rain. Days and days and days. The friends of the Hundred Acre Wood have 50 things to try on rainy days. Join Winnie-the-Pooh, Piglet, Tigger and Owl as they build a rain gauge, find Eeyore's tail and take part in a scavenger hunt. With step-by-step instructions and helpful hints, plus room for drawings and photos of your adventures, this handbook is filled with perfect ideas for the greyest of days. How long will it take to finish all 50 things? Also available: Winnie-the-Pooh's 50 Things to do before you're 5 3/4 9781405289535.
What?' said Piglet, with a jump. And then, to show that he hadn't been frightened, he jumped up and down once or twice in an exercising sort of way. It's hardly surprising that Piglet, a Very Small Animal, should find the Hundred Acre Wood a rather alarming place. Full of nervously twitching ears and an extreme lack of pluck, this is the perfect gift for those of an anxious disposition. It is part of a brand-new range of Winnie-the-Pooh gift books for adults - a beautifully presented range of four books to collect and enjoy! Also available in the Now We Are Grown Up Winnie-the-Pooh gift book series: Winnie-the-Pooh: Deep Thoughts & Ponderings for the Wise 9781405291965 Winnie-the-Pooh: Gloom & Doom for Pessimists 9781405291118 Winnie-the-Pooh: Little Somethings & Smackerels for Food Lovers 9781405291958