The Complete Tales and Poems of Winnie-the-Pooh/WTP

The Complete Tales and Poems of Winnie-the-Pooh/WTP

by A. A. Milne, Ernest H. Shepard
     
 

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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.

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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?

Published in celebration of Pooh's 75th anniversary, this illustrious collection holds all the Pooh stories and poems, complete and unabridged. 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.

Publishers Weekly
Celebrate the 75th anniversary of the beloved "silly old bear" with two new offerings. The Complete Tales & Poems of Winnie-the-Pooh collects A.A. Milne's classic stories (Winnie-the-Pooh; The House at Pooh Corner; When We Were Very Young; and Now We Are Six) and Ernest H. Shepard's original illustrations in one gorgeous oversize gift edition. Three Cheers for Pooh: The Best Bear in All the World by Brian Sibly provides readers with a historical reference point, starting with the story of Mrs. Milne's purchase of a stuffed bear at a London department store for their young son, Christopher Robin. Photographs, original manuscript pages and Shepard's sketches and illustrations complete the package. (Oct.) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
Children's Literature
These classic tales of young Christopher Robin and his entourage of animal friends are told again in celebration of the 75th anniversary of Winnie-the-Pooh. Piglet, Tigger, Eeyore and of course, Winnie himself set off on imaginative trails of adventure. Ernest Shepard's colored drawings help to bring Winnie and the gang to life. "The House at Pooh Corner"(1925), "When we Were Very Young" (1924), "Winnie-the-Pooh" (1926), and "Now We Are Six" (1927) are featured in their entirety. This book, which comes stamped with a gold seal that confirms its content as original, will earn Winnie a new audience while at the same time further endear him to his existing fans. 2001, Dutton Children's Books, $40.00. Ages 8 up. Reviewer: Denise Daley

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780525467267
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
10/28/2001
Series:
Winnie-the-Pooh Series
Edition description:
75TH ANNIVERSARY
Pages:
576
Sales rank:
51,988
Product dimensions:
7.88(w) x 10.76(h) x 1.61(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.

Ernest H. Shepard was born in 1879 in England. His pictures of the Pooh characters are based on real toys owned by Christopher Robin Milne. Shepard died in 1976.

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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