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ISBN-13: 9780525444435
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 10/28/1988
Series: Winnie-the-Pooh Series
Edition description: REISSUE
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 333,471
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 7.63(h) x 0.74(d)
Lexile: 790L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Ernest H. Shepard was born in 1879 in London. His father was an architect and his mother whodied when he was ten years old was the daughter of a notable watercolorist. It was she who firstencouraged young Ernest to paint and draw. Art became Ernest's passion, and after attendingHeatherly's Art School and the Royal Acadamy Schools, Shepard supported himself by drawingfor the illustrated papers and by illustrating books.

In 1903, Shepard married Florence Chaplin. Florence was a mural painter and fellow student atthe Academy. The Shepards had two children: Graham, who was killed in World War II, andMary, who later illustrated Mary L. Travers Mary Poppins books.

When World War I broke out, Shepard served in France, Belgium, and Italy, attaining the rank ofMajor. On his return to England, he continued with his art. He became a regular contributor toPunch, the classic British humor magazine, where he met A. A. Milne, a man who was to beinstrumental to his career. Shepard was elected to the editorial board of Punch, and shortlythereafter, he agreed to do the illustrations for Milne's first book of verse, When We Were VeryYoung.

The illustrations that Shepard created for all four of the Pooh books received worldwide acclaim.For the next thirty years, he continued to illustrate books for both adults and children. In 1973,for the first time, he added color to his drawings for Winnie-the-Pooh. Shepard ultimately donatedseveral hundred drawings to the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
Ernest H. Shepard continued to pursue his love of drawing until his death in1976.copyright © 2000 by Penguin Putnam Books for Young Readers. All rights reserved.


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


Trinity College, Cambridge University (mathematics), 1903

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Winnie-the-Pooh 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 212 reviews.
James1JR More than 1 year ago
Many believe Pooh Bear is for young children, they are wrong. Pooh is for all ages. I have loved Pooh since I was one and always will. Winnie-the-Pooh is a great book that I highly reccomend for all ages. After you read this book you will love and treasure it forever.
slpmom More than 1 year ago
I am a life-long fan of Pooh and the inhabitants of the Hundred Acre Wood. As an adult, I love giving this book and its companions as a gift to other adults. I guarantee you will recognize at least one person you know in the personality of each character in these charming stories!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a classic book, probably the best piece of children's literature ever written. I am 14 and I remember the times my mom used to sit in the middle of the floor in my bedroom and read to me. It was and still remains my favorite. It is a great book that I hope will be around when I can sit in the middle of the floor in my daughter's room and read it to her too.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
No matter what age like me i am in fith grade (10 years old) and i still love pooh bear oh yeah people who are cussing on here STOP there are little kids looking and adults thx see ya later LANIE
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
How many great memories. This timeless classic is well worth a re-read and and the joy of reading it to new Pooh too.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im thirteen and i luv pooh he makes me smile XD
grassriverman More than 1 year ago
At the tender age fo 55, I finally ready the REAL winnie-the Pooh, ans was not disappointed, The characters are well thought out, though simply, and the sometime hidden messages and philosophies are beyon comparison. One can read this at 7, and then re read it evry so often, and get more each time. An absolute treasure!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I luv pooh. The books sometimes make me cry!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Oooooh! 80, wow i really want this book i love pooh!roo and piglet are my favorites...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesoke cute and amazibg!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Pooh bear is soooooo cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have one of my own.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ni mater what age you are you can still read winnie the pooh and watch it to on tv
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I hav only got 2 the third chapter but so far it is a classic. It's about stories with the famous winne the pooh and his friends. This story only has 10 chapters but each chapter is a few pages long. This is a book for both kids and parents.
MiraBoo More than 1 year ago
Winnie the pooh is an everylasting story that will capture the minds of anyone young or old who reads it. I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves pooh
Carolyn Olortegui More than 1 year ago
Reminds me of my childhood
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
this is a book that no matter what your age , you are going to enjoy. its cute touching and a fantastic choice for you to read a loud with your little ones.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing book! I loved pooh since I was a little girl, and now, even at 14, I will read chapters of this book. Full of wisdom, and very cute! a must have for anyone, boy or girl, age zero or 101!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is most recomended
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I want them to make another movie
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful book!!!! I read it at least 50 times!!!!"
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a good book for children and adults alike. This book was very funny and "punny". Winnie the Pooh is a great book that should be on you and your family's reading list.
fastawker on LibraryThing 8 months ago
This is one of those books that I thought I had read but really hadn't. I knew all the stories from when I was a child but loved reading them now as an adult. I found myself laughing out loud at these wonderful stories.
isaacfellows on LibraryThing 8 months ago
To put it simply, this is (despite its age) one of the freshest works of fiction I've read in a long time. The playful approach to narration and the perfectly integrated illustrations (which are themselves some of the best and freshest examples of their kind I've seen) amaze me; but really it's the snappy language, the perfect turns of phrase that have stayed with me. This is a Sustaining Book, a true masterpiece that's all the more so masterful for seeming so easy, almost accidental.
immaculatechaos on LibraryThing 8 months ago
Such a precious book!
lindsay7564 on LibraryThing 8 months ago
I`m a sucker for the kids stories! Love Winnie The Pooh!