Winnie-the-Pooh

Winnie-the-Pooh

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by A. A. Milne, Various, Michael Williams, Stephen Fry
     
 

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"Once upon a time, a very long time ago, Winnie-the-Pooh lived in a forest…" The world of Pooh is a world of enchantment. It is a world forever fixed in the minds and hearts of countless children — a world where Winnie-the-Pooh and his friends Piglet, Eeyore, Tigger, Kanga and the others share unforgettable adventures with Christopher Robin.

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"Once upon a time, a very long time ago, Winnie-the-Pooh lived in a forest…" The world of Pooh is a world of enchantment. It is a world forever fixed in the minds and hearts of countless children — a world where Winnie-the-Pooh and his friends Piglet, Eeyore, Tigger, Kanga and the others share unforgettable adventures with Christopher Robin.

Winnie-the-Pooh is filled with delight: Pooh goes hunting with Piglet, celebrates Eeyore's birthday, and accompanies Christopher Robin and the others on an "Expotition" to the North Pole. Through it all, Pooh remains the whimsical philosopher and staunch friend, captivating children as he has for generations.

Editorial Reviews

"This writing business. Pencils and what-not. Over-rated, if you ask me. Silly stuff. Nothing in it." But somehow, despite Eeyore's strong opinion about the word business, Winnie the Pooh has changed the face of children's literature -- and brightened children's faces for 80 years now. This laudable record for longevity is recognized in this tastefully designed deluxe edition, which features a specially designed gold ink cover with a die-cut window that reveals the full-color art on the case cover. The text and Ernest H. Shepard's immortal illustrations are printed in full color on cream-colored stock. Three cheers for Pooh!
Publishers Weekly
Judging by his smooth, superior performance here, British actor Broadbent may well have spent lots of time in Milne's Hundred Acre Wood. To generations of children who know the Disney-fied version of these characters, Broadbent's Pooh will sound slightly more buffoonish than merely daffy (as Pooh appears in so many of the Disney animated films). However, this new interpretation is well in keeping with the author's creation of the Bear of Very Little Brain. And Pooh's sweet and loyal attributes are never tarnished. Via Broadbent's treatment, the beloved gang that includes enthusiastic Tigger, agitated Rabbit, melancholy Eeyore and, of course, level-headed Christopher Robin, journeys through a series of familiar adventures and maintains a place of honor in the children's audiobook canon of classics. This recording joins those by the late Charles Kuralt as some of the best adaptations of the material. Ages 5-up. (Oct. 2003). Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
School Library Journal
Gr 1-5-Stories from Hindu mythology combine adventure and moral values. Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307706126
Publisher:
Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/22/2009
Edition description:
Unabridged
Sales rank:
377,537
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 5.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 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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