The House at Pooh Corner

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Pooh and Christopher Robin are the best of friends.Their adventures are always sure to be interesting -- especially if they're joined by Piglet, Eeyore, Owl, and the newest resident of the Hundred Acre Wood, Tigger!

Since 1926, generations of children have adored A. A. Milne's stories and Ernest H. Shepard's unforgettable drawings. The House At Pooh Corner is a very special place -- because imagination lives there.

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Overview

Pooh and Christopher Robin are the best of friends.Their adventures are always sure to be interesting -- especially if they're joined by Piglet, Eeyore, Owl, and the newest resident of the Hundred Acre Wood, Tigger!

Since 1926, generations of children have adored A. A. Milne's stories and Ernest H. Shepard's unforgettable drawings. The House At Pooh Corner is a very special place -- because imagination lives there.

Ten adventures of Pooh, Eeyore, Tigger, Piglet, Owl, and other friends of Christopher Robin.

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Editorial Reviews

Tim Wynne-Jones
The House at Pooh Corner is, to this day, my favorite childhood book, as much for Shepard's illustrations, I'm sure, as for Milne's brilliant text.
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School Library Journal
Gr all levelsPenguin's production amplifies the fact that A.A. Milne has created some of the most memorable poetry and prose in children's literature. Charles Kuralt narrates all the tapes. When We Were Very Young resounds with Kuralt's lively reading of the nonsensical and onomatopoetic rhymes that fill the heads of toddlers. Opposite these poems, the narrator reads, with loving care, the verses about the real and imaginary playmates that warm youngsters' hearts. Now We Are Six reflects the growing complexity of a child's world. The narrator's voice is soft and vulnerable when reading of the innocent, inquisitive thoughts that preoccupy children, yet Kuralt speaks with a touch of exasperation when reading the poems depicting the young's struggle to understand the adult world. He does equally as well with Milne's stories. All the inhabitants of the Hundred Acre Wood are introduced and their humorous escapades chronicled in Winnie-the-Pooh. While portraying the characters, Kuralt's child-like tone reflects their goodness, innocence, and wee intellect. The House at Pooh Corner continues the adventures of Pooh and introduces the bouncing, pouncing, lovable Tigger. Besides the delight children will experience when listening to the light-hearted, captivating stories, young listeners will also identify with the universal hopes, fears, and wishes of the characters. Kuralt's deep, learned-sounding voice gives the narration a fatherly, comforting feel. Libraries will want to acquire these high quality productions.Mark P. Tierney, William B. Wade Elementary School, Waldorf, MD
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PreS-Gr 5-For nearly 80 years, the well-known characters of A.A. Milne's Hundred Acre Wood have enchanted young and old alike with their sense of wonder, imagination, and whimsy. Pooh Bear, Eeyore, Piglet, Tigger, Kanga, Roo, Rabbit, and Christopher Robin all come alive through the talented and magical voice of Peter Dennis, a graduate of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and a guest star on such varied shows as Friends, Seinfeld, and Star Trek: Voyager. His nuanced, clear pronunciation catches the snort in Piglet's voice, the high-spiritedness of Roo's voice, Eeyore's pomposity, the energetic voice of Tigger, and Pooh's slow, sweet drawl. Don Davis's beautiful clarinet music between each story will delight listeners. Each story is listed on the CD and tracked for easy bookmarking. An excellent addition to any children's library collection.-Larry Cooperman, Florida Metropolitan University, Orlando Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780140361223
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/28/1992
  • Series: Pooh Original Edition Series
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 115,558
  • Age range: 5 - 8 Years
  • Lexile: 830L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 0.52 (d)

Meet the Author

Alan Alexander Milne (1882-1956) was a playwright, an essayist, a novelist, and a short-story writer. He is best known as the creator of a series of children's books about a teddy bear named Winnie-the-Pooh. Milne was also a longtime contributor and assistant editor at the British humor magazine Punch.

Biography

It seems strange that A. A. Milne would have not have wanted to be associated with one of literature’s most beloved characters. Having achieved some success as a playwright and novelist, he aspired to be more than only an author of children’s books.

However, Milne’s books -- Winnie-the-Pooh, The House at Pooh Corner, and the verse collections When We Were Very Young and Now We Are Six -- are hardly typical of most stories for kids. They remain among the smartest of the genre, and were likely written as much for himself as for his young son, Christopher. Infused with a sly wit, they contain humor that only an adult can appreciate; indeed, some of the poems in When We Were Very Young first appeared in the satiric magazine Punch, where Milne was an editor.

Rendered by illustrator Ernest H. Shepard in quaint, warm watercolors, Pooh and friends Tigger, Kanga, Roo, Owl, Eeyore, and Piglet star in stories about playing games and helping friends in and around their home near “100-Aker Wood.” In one instance of Milne’s ironic humor, a sign outside Owl’s residence reading “PLES RING IF AN RNSER IS REQIRD” is attributed to Pooh’s boy companion Christoper Robin, “who was the only one in the forest who could spell.” The books are written with sophistication and a certain amount of dry British wit, employing turns of phrase (“customary procedure,” “general remarks”) not usually found in children’s stories.

The volumes of verse range over a wider collection of themes, with Pooh appearing in just a few poems. Most of them offer a young person’s perspective on subjects such as imaginary friends, feigning illness, and going to the zoo; and it’s evident how Milne’s work prefigures that of Dr. Seuss (From Going to the Zoo: “There are biffalo-buffalo-bisons/A great big bear with wings/There’s sort of a tiny potamus/A tiny nossarus too”). Other poems feature cowardly knights, buffoonish Sirs, and other fantasy figures.

Little of Milne’s work for adults, which included the autobiography Year In, Year Out and his first novel, Lovers in London, can be easily found in print. One adult title, however, is still being published: the pleasing Gosford Park-style Red House Mystery.

Pooh, meanwhile, continues to grow as a powerful franchise, with modern-day titles, animation, and games that are almost as delightful as Milne’s original texts -- but not quite.

Good To Know

Milne did not set out with any particular desire to write for children: The Pooh books were originally intended for the real Christopher Robin, Milne’s son.

Milne’s teacher and mentor was the scientist and writer H.G. Wells.

He edited Cambridge’s undergrad paper, Granta, and was later the assistant editor of Punch.

Milne wrote several plays that are no longer published, but were once quite popular, including as Mr. Pim Passes By and the Kenneth Grahame adaptation Toad of Toad Hall.

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    1. Also Known As:
      Alan Alexander
    2. Hometown:
      Cotchford Farm, Sussex, England
    1. Date of Birth:
      January 18, 1882
    2. Place of Birth:
      Hampstead, London
    1. Date of Death:
      1311956
    2. Place of Death:
      Cotchford Farm, Sussex, England

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2005

    A Great book

    When i read this book i was enchanted by its wonderful words. A.A. Milne is a good childrens author.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2004

    Pooh's Great Adventures

    This story is great it has humor almost anything Pooh Bear says is funny! All the characters are great! You'll laugh you'll cry it's the feel good book of the year!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2012

    Beautiful Edition of a Children's Classic

    I bought this book to donate to a children's literacy program. I'm sure it will bring enjoyment for a long time. I would definitely recommend the book to parents, teachers, and librarians.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 16, 2009

    Excellent kid reading

    We found another of these books in our childhood boxes. Our daughter is 5 and loved the idea of a "chapter" book. After she finished it, I found this one. She loves reading and I love that it is kid appropriate.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 13, 2009

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    We meet Kanga and Roo and Tigger for the first time.

    My mother read (and re-read) this book to me in my youth and I enjoyed it as much now as I did then. I am now seventy and I still laughed affectionately at Pooh and Piglet and all their friends and cried at the last chapter. What a marvelous, marvelous pair of books. I repeat: Winnie-the=Pooh is NOT a Disney creation and Shepard's illustrations are far more appealing than anything Disney has created. I just hope they have made Milne's heirs very wealthy. -B.E.Y

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2002

    Excellent

    This fabulous cassette entertained my child on a nightmare 10-hour car journey last summer. It is beautifully characterised, funny and has all the charm of the original stories. Jane Horrocks is superb as Piglet, Judi Dench a wonderfully warm narrator and Geoffrey Palmer suitably sad as Eeyore. Beats the pants off the Disney versions. A must for all car journeys with kids.

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    Frank

    Ok sorry i had internet problems see you there

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2013

    I love winnie the pooh

    Hes so cute and fluffy and nice i grew up with with him and piglet and all of the other good guys

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 6, 2012

    Love pohhbear

    I love him hes bin in my life since i was one now im ten

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2000

    Noise, By Pooh

    On page 82 you'll find a poem 'Noise, By Pooh' It is the best part in the book. Read it to see for your self

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