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The Complete Tales & Poems of Winnie the Pooh
The Complete Tales Poems of Winnie the Pooh Author:A.A. Milne Since their publication some seventy years ago, A.A. Milne's enchanting tales and playful verses have been treasured and adored by generations of children. When we were very young, Milne's first book of poetry for children, appeared in 1924, followed in 1926 by Winnie-the-Pooh, a collection of stories about a slightly rotund bear of very little... more » brain. These delightful poems and tales - starring Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore, Christopher Robin, and the others- were an immediate success and firmly established Milne as a major author of children's books. Another volume of poetry, Now We Are Six, was published in 1927. In 1928, a second collection of stories, The House at Pooh Corner, continued the adventures of the Hundred Acre Wood and introduced the lovable, bouncy Tigger.
This special volume brings together all of the Pooh stories and all of the poems in one full-color book. The texts are complete and unabridged, and each of the original illustrations has been brilliantly recolored.
Alan Alexander Milne was born in London in 1882. In 1903 he left Cambridge University to write, and before long was supporting himself on his earnings. A.A. Milne wrote plays, a novel, his autobiography, and political nonfiction, but he is best remembered for his tales of Winnie-The-Pooh. Milne died in 1956.
Ernest H. Shepard was born in London in 1879. After the first World War, he joined the editorial board at Punch, where he met A.A. Milne. Shepard's whimsical illustrations for Winnie-the-Pooh were based on real toys owned by Milne's son, Christopher Robin. Shepard died in 1976.« less