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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
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
This enchanting Winnie-the-Pooh collection is the perfect bedtime treasury to share and enjoy for fans new and old. 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.
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
Winnie-the-Pooh's wise and witty observations are brought together with E.H. Shepard's original art in this beautiful gift volume, to make the perfect wedding, engagement or anniversary gift. He may be known as the Bear of Very little Brain but his words are sure to sustain lovers for many years to come.
'Pooh hasn't much Brain, but he never comes to any harm. He does silly things and they turn out right. There's Owl. Owl hasn't exactly got Brain, but he Knows Things.' Winnie-the-Pooh may be a Bear of Very Little Brain, but he sometimes has surprisingly astute and helpful observations on life. Full of thingish thoughts and clever plans, this is the perfect gift for deep thinkers and the philosophically inclined. 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: Doubt & Disquiet for Worriers 9781405291972 Winnie-the-Pooh: Gloom & Doom for Pessimists 9781405291118 Winnie-the-Pooh: Little Somethings & Smackerels for Food Lovers 9781405291958
Piglet explained to Tigger that he mustn't mind what Eeyore said because he was always gloomy; and Eeyore explained to Piglet that, on the contrary, he was feeling particularly cheerful this morning. Eeyore is one of Winnie-the-Pooh's most deep-thinking friends and his thoughts usually turn to the gloomy side of things. If you have a similarly cynical friend or relation, or indeed if you, yourself, view life as a glass half empty, then this collection of pessimistic contemplations is just for you. 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: Doubt & Disquiet for Worriers 9781405291972 Winnie-the-Pooh: Deep Thoughts & Ponderings for the Wise 9781405291965 Winnie-the-Pooh: Little Somethings & Smackerels for Food Lovers 9781405291958
'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