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by A. A. Milne

Other authors: E.H. Shepard (Illustrator)

Other authors: See the other authors section.

Series: Winnie the Pooh (A.A. Milne Original) (1), Winnie-the-Pooh

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The adventures of Christopher Robin and his friends, in which Pooh Bear uses a balloon to get honey, Piglet meets a Heffalump, and Eeyore has a birthday.
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    souloftherose: Another British children's book about bears. Both bears are very well-meaning but always seem to end up getting into all kinds of scrapes. They also share a lot of wisdom through the stories which makes them great books for adults to read and enjoy as well as children.… (more)
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    Owly Volume 1: The Way Home & The Bittersweet Summer by Andy Runton (FFortuna)
    FFortuna: Owly reminds me most of the Winnie the Pooh TV cartoons, but the book as well.
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    Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear by Lindsay Mattick (inge87)
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(4.5 / 5)
(My rating is specific to the audiobook version releasing from Dreamscape Media in 2022.)

It can be difficult to review a beloved classic, and that is the case for this book, even though I haven't read it before myself. I've read parts, but never the whole thing. Of course, I've seen many of the different cartoons, especially the older ones that were more based on this book. So it was nice to read it all the way through and see the source material for the first time. I thoroughly enjoyed it!

The story itself was wonderful, and the narrator did an overall great job. Of course, it can be difficult to let go of the voices we're used to after so many viewings of the movies and television show, but I did my best not to compare it to that, as that really wouldn't be fair. For most of the characters, and for the narrator voice itself, I thought it was done well. My only issue was with his voice for Piglet, which was a little unpleasant.

Thank you to Netgalley and Dreamscape Media for providing me a copy of this book to review. ( )
  Kristi_D | Sep 22, 2023 |
I received a copy of this book for free from the publisher (Canterbury Classics) for promotional purposes.

Adorable. Adorable. Adorable. This book was so cute!

Growing up, I never read Winnie the Pooh but I was a fan of the Disney interpretation. The 2011 “Winnie the Pooh” movie (which I watched as a teenager) is the cutest and funniest thing ever. I’m so glad I finally read the book that started it all.

The story is so fun and whimsical and it just made me feel so nostalgic. Pooh and all is friends are so endearing and I love every single one of them (Eeyore being my favorite). I was surprised to discover that Tigger is not in this book; he appears in the sequel. I was so charmed by all the characters that I actually didn’t notice his absence until the last chapter.

This edition also included “When We Were Very Young,” a poetry collection where Pooh made his first (very brief) appearance. I also enjoyed these poems. They felt like childhood innocence.

The illustrations accompanying both the story and the poems are perfection. They make the story more iconic and capture the spirit well.

Overall, I was delighted to make the adventure into Hundred Acre Wood to spend time with Pooh and friends. It’s definitely a story I will share with my future children someday. ( )
  oddandbookish | Sep 21, 2023 |
I enjoyed this walk down memory lane with Christopher Robin, Winnie-the-Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore, Owl, Rabbit, Kanga, and Roo. Each character brings a unique personality to the story. My favorite is still Piglet, I understand Pooh's penchant for honey, as I have similar feelings about dark chocolate.

As a side note, I concurrently listened to this on audio, with Michael Page narrating. At first I couldn't quite figure out why Mr Page chose a specific voice for Pooh, as I probably was being influenced by Disney's animated version. After I completed the book, I did some reading about its history. It turns out the illustrator, E. H. Shepard, based his illustrations of Pooh on his own son's teddy bear named Growler, instead of Christopher Robin's bear. Perhaps that accounts for the narrator's choice of a growling type of voice for Pooh.

This illustrated book and the audio is recommended both to adults and children. My adult self did not have as much patience with the simplicity of the characters as my younger self would have, but I still enjoyed the story.

Original year of publication: 1926 ( )
  Ann_R | Aug 7, 2023 |
There are some really wonderful children's books out there, but this isn't one. Not much seems to happen, or maybe things happen but not in a fun way. Plus it keeps saying how dumb Pooh is, which feels mean. ( )
  blueskygreentrees | Jul 30, 2023 |
I didn't much care for the sound effects (forest noises and music between the chapters) but the stories retained their charm. It has been so long since I read these original stories that I had forgotten them -- what I remember is the Disney animation. ( )
  leslie.98 | Jun 27, 2023 |
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» Add other authors (74 possible)

Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Milne, A. A.primary authorall editionsconfirmed
Shepard, E.H.Illustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bennett, AlanNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Bouhuys, MiesTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Broadbent, JimNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Crețu, IgorTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hichtum, Nienke vanTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Ishii, MomokoTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Schiffer, E. L.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Zabulica-Diordiev, VioletaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed

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To Her

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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Here is Edward Bear, coming downstairs now, bump, bump, bump, on the back of his head, behind Christopher Robin.
“When you wake up in the morning, Pooh,” said Piglet at last, “what’s the first thing you say to yourself?” “What’s for breakfast,” said Pooh. “What do you say, Piglet?” “I say, I wonder what’s going to happen exciting today?” said Piglet. Pooh nodded thoughtfully. “It’s the same thing,” he said. (160)
So Kanga and Roo stayed in the Forest. And every Tuesday Roo spent the day with his great friend Rabbit, and every Tuesday Kanga spent the day with her great friend Pooh, teaching him to jump, and every Tuesday Piglet spent the day with his great friend Christopher Robin. So they were all happy again. (109)
[Piglet] is jealous because he thinks Pooh is having a Grand Introduction all to himself. Pooh is the favourite, of course, there’s no denying it, but Piglet comes in for a good many things which Pooh misses; because you can’t take Pooh to school without everybody knowing it, but Piglet is so small that he slips into a pocket, where it is very comfortable to feel him… and in this way he has got more education than Pooh, but Pooh doesn’t mind. Some have brains, and some haven’t, he says, and there it is. (ii-iii)
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