Disney Winnie the Pooh: A Celebration of the Silly Old Bear (Updated Edition)

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Winnie the Pooh was born on August 21, 1921, as a first birthday gift to a little boy named Christopher Robin Milne. Pooh grew up to become the most beloved and famous bear in the world. He has appeared in books and films, and on all sorts of things from bed covers to postage stamps. How is it possible for a stuffed toy animal to achieve such greatness?

Pooh's road to fame began with A. A. Milne, an English novelist and playwright. Inspired by his four-year-old son, Milne tried ...

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Overview

Winnie the Pooh was born on August 21, 1921, as a first birthday gift to a little boy named Christopher Robin Milne. Pooh grew up to become the most beloved and famous bear in the world. He has appeared in books and films, and on all sorts of things from bed covers to postage stamps. How is it possible for a stuffed toy animal to achieve such greatness?

Pooh's road to fame began with A. A. Milne, an English novelist and playwright. Inspired by his four-year-old son, Milne tried his hand at some children's poems, which were well received. Thereafter, between 1924 and 1928, Milne published four classic children's books that introduced Christopher Robin and his fanciful friends Winnie the Pooh, Piglet, Tigger, Eeyore, Rabbit, Owl, Kanga, and little Roo.

While the literary Pooh continued to win new generations of fans, an on-screen Pooh was destined to expand the appeal of the Hundred-Acre Wood. In 1961, Walt Disney acquired the exclusive film rights to Milne's Pooh stories. Since then, The Walt Disney Company has produced numerous shorts, features, and television shows about the Silly Old Bear, and that tradition continues with the release of the 2011 film, Winnie the Pooh.

Winnie the Pooh: A Celebration of the Silly Old Bear is a tribute to the wonder of Pooh, from his origin and literary success to his brilliant animated career and continued popularity. This is his story; but, moreover, it is his art-including more than 200 illustrations that detail the evolution of Pooh and his friends from stuffed toys to animated characters.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781423140375
  • Publisher: Disney Editions
  • Publication date: 5/3/2011
  • Edition description: Updated
  • Pages: 200
  • Product dimensions: 11.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

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Ridley Pearson is the award-winning co-author, along with Dave Barry, of Peter and the Starcatchers, Peter and the Shadow Thieves, Peter and the Secret of Rundoon, Peter and the Sword of Mercy, Escape From the Carnivale, Cave of the Dark Wind, Blood Tide, and Science Fair. In addition to Kingdom Keepers: Disney After Dark, Kingdom Keepers: Disney at Dawn, and Kingdom Keepers: Disney in Shadow he is also the author of the young adult thrillers Steel Trapp: The Challenge and Steel Trapp: The Academy. He has written more than twenty best-selling crime novels including Killer View and Killer Weekend. He was the first American to be awarded the Raymond Chandler/Fulbright Fellowship in Detective Fiction at Oxford University.

Greg Call studied graphic design at the Colorado Institute of Art in Denver. After graduating in 1983, he worked as an Art Director at the Colorado Institute of Art until the desire to do more illustrative work found him in Pasadena, California, attending The Art Center College of Design. Upon graduation in 1988, he began working freelance for clients in music, entertainment, and publishing. Greg has been recognized for his work repeatedly, including awards from the Society of Illustrators and Addy awards among others.

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  • Posted September 18, 2011

    A must have for Winnie The Pooh and Disney lovers!

    This book has a wonderful history of Winnie the Pooh from his beginning as a stuffed animal to the books as well as the cartoon movies. The drawings and images in the book are fabulous and I would recommend this to anyone who is a Winnie the Pooh and/or Disney fan, great buy!

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