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World of Pooh by A. A. Milne

World of Pooh (edition 1957)

by A. A. Milne

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Title:World of Pooh
Authors:A. A. Milne
Info:Dutton Juvenile (1957), Edition: 1st Illustrated Edition, Paperback, 314 pages
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The World of Winnie-the-Pooh: The Complete Winnie-the-Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner by A. A. Milne (Author)


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What is not to like? One of the most precious books in all children's literature. Characters so memorable they have become part of our culture. Not a bad thing. ( )
  JVioland | Jul 14, 2014 |
Ah, what a classic, I used to just read it over and over and over............. ( )
  katie1802 | May 10, 2014 |
This classic by AA Milne is a sweet book about friendship, imagination, and exploration. Milne's wit and gentleness can be seen on every page as Winnie the Pooh and his friends have adventures in the Hundred Acre Woods. Young children will love hearing this book read aloud and people of all ages can appreciate the wisdom found within each chapter.
  emmalune | Mar 13, 2014 |
This is a sterling rendition of these wonderful books. The cast is spectacular, the music delightful and the atmosphere captivating. I never want it to end. I could listen to this again and again. It just makes me feel good all over. I come away humming Pooh's hums and looking for a stream to play Pooh sticks. ( )
  njcur | Feb 13, 2014 |

Have a deep, long look at the image above. That motley crew are undoubtedly the most famous toy animals in existence.

Winnie-the-Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore, Kanga (I cannot see Roo) and (last but not least) Tigger.

A. A. Milne, and established playwright and writer, constructed silly nursery stories and poems for his young son Christopher Robin, built around his beloved toys. He published them. And much to his chagrin, he came to be known as the creator of "Winnie-the-Pooh": all his "serious" works were forgotten!

Read this book, and you will understand why.

True, nothing much happens in the stories. There are no hair-raising escapades, no dashing adventures and no earth-shaking events. What we have here are a bunch of rather silly animals (the team mentioned above, along with two imaginary ones, Rabbit and Owl) in Hundred Acre Woods, doing a lot of silly things, talking nonsensically (though pompously) most of the time, and making prize fools of themselves. Yet these stories are magical, for adults and children alike.

Christopher Robin is the acknowledged lord of this idyllic kingdom: the stories start when he comes down the stairs, dragging Pooh-bear behind him ("bump, bump, bump") and ends when he goes up the stairs in the same fashion. The cosy world of the nursery transforms itself into a magic land where you can hunt "heffalumps" or go on "expotitions" to the North Pole. The cast of characters are always the same, and the happenings, similar. Where these stories score are in the way the characters are etched. With true English underplayed humour, Milne has invested these stuffed toys with fascinating personalities.

Pooh, the "Bear of Very Little Brain", but subject to occasional flashes of brilliance and bursts of versification.

Piglet, the smallest and weakest of them all but sometimes capable of doing "Very Grand Things".

The clever Rabbit, many a time too much so for his own good.

The pedantic and pompous Owl, who can't restrain himself from holding forth at the slightest provocation.

The long-suffering Eeyore with his never-ending complaints.

The devoted Kanga and her frisky little son Roo, whom she keeps in her pocket.

Happy-go-lucky Tigger, bouncing all over the woods.

These characters are typically English: in fact, they could have stepped out from a P.G.Wodehouse novel. When a child reads these stories, he/ she will enjoy them at their face value; while the perceptive adult will be fascinated by the subtext.

It is no surprise that these stories endure. As Milne says: "...the Forest will always be there...and anybody who is Friendly with Bears can find it." Christopher Robin will grow up; making way for other kids who will take his place. But this imaginary landscape will endure, because "in that enchanted place on the top of the Forest a little boy and his Bear will always be playing."

Fantastic book!

P.S. The illustrations by E.H.Shepard should also be mentioned. They are so much a part of the story that we cannot imagine the book without the pictures. ( )
  Nandakishore_Varma | Sep 28, 2013 |
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Shepard, Ernest H.Illustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Hand in hand we come
Christopher Robin and I
To lay this book in your lap.
Say you're surprised?
Say you like it?
Say it's just what you wanted?
Because it's yours -
Because we love you.
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Introduction:  If you happen to have read another book about Christopher Robin, you may remember that he once had a swan (or the swan had Christopher Robin, I don't know which) and that he used to call this swan Pooh.
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This work includes both "Winnie-the-Pooh" and "The House at Pooh Corner". Please don't combine with either work.
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"The World of Pooh" includes "Winnie-the-Pooh" and "The House at Pooh Corner".
"The World of Christopher Robin" includes "When We Were Very Young" and "Now We Are Six".
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0525457232, Hardcover)

When Christopher Robin asks Pooh what he likes doing best in the world, Pooh says, after much thought, "What I like best in the whole world is Me and Piglet going to see You, and You saying 'What about a little something?' and Me saying, 'Well, I shouldn't mind a little something, should you, Piglet,' and it being a hummy sort of day outside, and birds singing."

Happy readers for over 70 years couldn't agree more. Pooh's status as a "Bear of Very Little Brain" belies his profoundly eternal wisdom in the ways of the world. To many, Winnie-the-Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore, and the others are as familiar and important as their own family members. A.A. Milne's classics, Winnie-the-Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner, are brought together in this beautiful edition, complete and unabridged, with recolored illustrations by Milne's creative counterpart, Ernest H. Shepard. Join Pooh and the gang as they meet a Heffalump, help get Pooh unstuck from Rabbit's doorway, (re)build a house for Eeyore, and try to unbounce Tigger. A childhood is simply not complete without full participation in all of Pooh's adventures. (All ages) --Emilie Coulter

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This deluxe volume brings all of the Pooh stories together in one full-color, large-format book with complete and unabridged text and illustrations.

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