Happy 90th birthday (10/14/16) to one of the world's most beloved icons of literature, Winnie-the-Pooh!

Pooh has been a classic for so long, it's about time it showed up in a classical tongue. —The New York Times Book Review

The publishing history of Winnie Ille Pu is among the most famous in all of publishing: how a privately printed Latin translation of A. A. Milne's Winnie-the-Pooh, originally issued in a 300-copy edition, eventually became the only book in Latin ever to grace the New York Times bestseller list. Whether you're calling on long-ago high school Latin lessons or are fully proficient in the language, you'll delight in once again meeting Christopher Robin, Eeyore, Owl, Piglet, Kanga, tiny Roo, and, of course, Pooh himself.

This is a revised edition with notes and a glossary.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

An altogether ingenious tour de force.”
—The Washington Post

“A book anyone with even the slightest knowledge of Latin can enjoy . . . It does more to attract interest in Latin than Cicero, Caesar, and Virgil combined.”
—Chicago Tribune

“Pooh has been a classic for so long, it's about time it showed up in a classical tongue.”
—The New York Times Book Review

“Surely the ultimate canonization of a great children's classic.”
—Des Moines Register

“A brilliantly funny book . . . Nothing is skipped, every word is there.”
—New York Herald Tribune Book Review

“Proof that humor is not dead, even if Latin is supposed to be.”
—New York World Telegram & Sun

“It is hard to conceive of a Latin work more calculated than this attractive volume to fascinate the modern public, young and old.”
—Christian Science Monitor

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780140153392
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/20/1991
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.74(h) x 0.39(d)
Age Range: 7 - 9 Years

Customer Reviews