The Complete Tales of Winnie-the-Pooh

The Complete Tales of Winnie-the-Pooh

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by A. A. Milne
     
 

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In 1926, the world was introduced to a portly little bear named Winnie-the-Pooh. Along with his young friend, Christopher Robin, Pooh delighted readers from the very beginning. His often befuddled perceptions and adorable insights won the hearts of everyone around him, including his close group of friends. From the energetic Tigger to the dismal Eeyore, A. A. Milne

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In 1926, the world was introduced to a portly little bear named Winnie-the-Pooh. Along with his young friend, Christopher Robin, Pooh delighted readers from the very beginning. His often befuddled perceptions and adorable insights won the hearts of everyone around him, including his close group of friends. From the energetic Tigger to the dismal Eeyore, A. A. Milne created a charming bunch, both entertaining and inspirational. These simple creatures often reflected a small piece of all of us: humble, silly, wise, cautious, creative, and full of life. Remember when Piglet did a very grand thing, or Eeyore's almost-forgotten birthday?

Gorgeous watercolor illustrations from Ernest H. Shepard appear in all their glory. With beautiful colors and simple lines, these images hold their own as classics. The tales, filled with superb story lines and lessons, will continue to capture the hearts of new generations.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
Perhaps you have only read one or two of the stories by Milne or a few of the poems. Bits and pieces have appeared in myriad forms since their publication in 1926 and 1928. This beautiful single volume brings together all of the stories found in Winnie-the-Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner. Young children will be entranced, and like their parents and grandparents before them, they will fall in love with Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore and Christopher Robin. And for those who may not know it, Tigger didn't appear until the second volume of stories. This collection is too heavy for little hands, but it is a real treasure for parents and teachers who can read sections to attentive audiences. The illustrations have been recolored and they too will continue to delight readers, young and old. The introduction contains a bit of background material regarding the author and illustrator, but the real delight is reading the stories and enjoying the illustrations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780525457237
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
10/28/1996
Series:
Winnie-the-Pooh Series
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
69,751
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 10.25(h) x 1.19(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

A. A. Milne was born in 1882 in London. He was a playwright and journalist as well as a poet and storyteller. His classic children's books were inspired by his son, Christopher Robin. Milne died in 1956.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Cotchford Farm, Sussex, England
Date of Birth:
January 18, 1882
Date of Death:
January 31, 1956
Place of Birth:
Hampstead, London
Place of Death:
Cotchford Farm, Sussex, England
Education:
Trinity College, Cambridge University (mathematics), 1903
Website:
http://www.penguinputnam.com

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The Complete Tales of Winnie the Pooh 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a very nice book, but the title is completely misleading. It is NOT the "complete" Tales of Winnie the Pooh, it is the first two stories.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very happy to see B&N take the suggestion on board to print this collection. Makes a great companion to The Complete Peter Rabbit. Will definitely be buying.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A.A. Milne is quoted as saying that the stories of Winnie the Pooh were not intended for children. This astounded me until I re-read 'The Complete Tales...' I have found insight, courage, humility and joy from these splendid tales, that only now as an adult I can truly appreciate.
Patriotic-one More than 1 year ago
As the language deteriorates and "pooh" takes on a more scatological meaning, I fear these classic stories will loose resonance. These are timeless tales of innocence taking place in another world that still manages to resemble the better parts of our own. With fascinating, well defined characters and compelling artwork and story, no child or adult should be denied the pleasures reading/reading aloud the Winnie The Pooh stories!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
My favorite Winne the Pooh story was when tigger got stock up in the tree. He wouldn`t come down. Rabbet said if we help you down you peromise you will never bounces again. That made me really sad because Tigger`s are ment to be bounce.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Both tales are lovable, enjoyable and moving, and perhaps the most important thing is that although written for kids, we adults can reflect on the way we live our daily lives. We live through the pages the feelings of all characters: fear, amazement, joy, kindness, self-inflicted misery, competitiveness, good times, and most of all, positiveness and passion to enjoy and nurture true friendship. Haven't we had these feelings and emotions as human beings? There are Rabbits, and Tiggers and Owls and Piglets all around us and we can barely seem to recognize them in our friends or the people we communicate with every day. Illustrations are gorgeous... an outstanding vision of life.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I like the book Winnie the Pooh. I like the Tigger because he is funny, silly, wacky. That is why Tigger is my favorite character.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I like Tigger because he is the funniest of all. Tigger is very happy and glad. He is bouncy when he messed up Rabbit's garden.