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The Complete Tales of Winnie-the-Pooh
     

The Complete Tales of Winnie-the-Pooh

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by A. A. Milne, Ernest H. Shepard (Illustrator)
 

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This exquisite, deluxe edition contains the complete illustrated texts of both Winnie-the-Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner. In full-color and featuring a satin ribbon marker, it is the perfect gift and a cornerstone of every family's bookshelf.

Happy 90th birthday, to one of the world's most beloved icons of children's literature,

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This exquisite, deluxe edition contains the complete illustrated texts of both Winnie-the-Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner. In full-color and featuring a satin ribbon marker, it is the perfect gift and a cornerstone of every family's bookshelf.

Happy 90th birthday, to one of the world's most beloved icons of children's literature, Winnie-the-Pooh!

Since 1926, Winnie-the-Pooh and his friends—Piglet, Owl, Tigger, Kanga, Roo, and the ever doleful Eeyore—have endured as the unforgettable creations of A. A. Milne, who wrote two books of Pooh’s adventures for his son, Christopher Robin, and Ernest H. Shepard, who lovingly gave them shape through his iconic and beautiful illustrations. 

These characters and their stories are timeless treasures of childhood that continue to speak to all of us with the kind of freshness and heart that distinguishes true storytelling.

This deluxe volume brings both Pooh stories—Winnie-the-Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner—together in one beautiful, full-color edition. The texts are complete and unabridged, and all of the illustrations, each gloriously recolored, are included. Elegant yet simple, whimsical yet wise, this classic edition is a book to savor and treasure.

The perfect gift for holiday, to welcome a new baby, or for your favorite collector and book lover.

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:
39,819
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 10.30(h) x 1.63(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

A. A. Milne was born in England in 1882, the third and youngest son of London schoolteachers. As a boy he wrote verses, parodies, and short humorous pieces for his school’s paper. He went on to study at Cambridge.
 
In 1903 he left school to write. Before long he was supporting himself on his earnings, and became an editor at Punch magazine. In 1913 he married Dorothy de Selincourt. He began his military service in 1915 in Europe. During this time he wrote three plays, all of which were produced on the London stage.
 
Christopher Robin Milne was born in 1920. It was Christopher’s toy bear, pig, donkey, tiger, and kangaroo that became the inspiration for the famous Pooh books.
 
A. A. Milne wrote more plays, a novel, his autobiography, and political nonfiction, although he is best remembered for Winnie-the-Pooh, The House at Pooh Corner, When We Were Very Young, and Now We Are Six. Milne died in 1956.
 
Ernest H. Shepard was born in 1879 in London. His mother, who died when Ernest was ten, encouraged her son to paint and draw, and there was never any doubt that Ernest would be an artist. He was later awarded medals for his work and was named a Landseer Scholar. In 1901 his first picture exhibited in the Royal Academy.
 
In 1903 he married Florence Chaplin. The Shepards had two children—Graham, who was killed in World War II, and Mary, who later illustrated the Mary Poppins books. Shepard served in Europe during the war. Afterward he joined the editorial board at Punch, where he met A. A. Milne.
 
Shepard’s drawings appear in many books for adults and children. Among them is Kenneth Grahame’s The Wind in the Willows. 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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The Complete Tales of Winnie the Pooh 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 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.
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.