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Winnie the Pooh [Paperback]

A. A. Milne , E. H. Shepard
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3 Jan 1998 Winnie-the-Pooh
The story of Winnie-the-Pooh and his friends Piglet, Christopher Robin, Piglet, Rabbit and Owl, Kanga and Roo - not forgetting Eeyore - and their adventures in the Hundred Acre Wood.

Product details

  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Methuen young books; New edition edition (3 Jan 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0749702109
  • ISBN-13: 978-0749702106
  • Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 11.1 x 1.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (91 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 917,658 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The Winnie-the-Pooh stories have been loved by generations of children since Pooh, Christopher Robin, Piglet, Rabbit, Owl, Kanga, Roo and Eeyore first made their appearance in 1926. In this first volume we meet all the friends from the Hundred Acre Wood, celebrate Eeyore's birthday, go on an "expotition" to the North Pole and lay a Heffalump trap. Accompanied by E.H. Shepard's original illustrations in colour, this is an ideal book for bedtime stories. --Philippa Reece --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

A.A. Milne A.A. Milne is quite simply one of the most famous children’s authors of all time. He created Winnie-the-Pooh and his friends Piglet, Eeyore, Tigger, Kanga and Roo based on the real nursery toys played with by his son, Christopher Robin. And those characters not only became the stars of his classic children’s books, Winnie-the-Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner, and his poetry for children, they have also been adapted for film, TV and the stage. Through his writings for Punch magazine, A.A. Milne met E.H. Shepard. Shepard went on to draw the original illustrations to accompany Milne’s classics, earning him the name “the man who drew Pooh”.

--This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A timeless classic 2 Dec 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Amazon have a habit of adding reviews from one format into another, this review is for the Kindle version, I have no control as to which format this review appears under. So disregard if viewing anything other than the Kindle version.

I don't understand why I managed to get this for free as a classic book, and now Amazon are selling it for nearly 4 GBP. It may be worth waiting and see if it drops back into the free classics.

The text alignment is good, no split paragraphs as I have seen in other e-book scans. I did notice some spelling mistakes and odd characters in place of punctuation marks, but a later re-download seems to have corrected most, if not all of these flaws.

This is a timeless classic book of Winnie-the-pooh and friends that can be read to children time and time again. I had it read to me as a child, I have read it to mine and one day I hope to be reading this to my grandchildren. There is a innocent comical edge to this book which explores the relationships and adventures between some of the most famous characters from our earliest days.

I let my children watch the Disney film before I read this to them. It helped them visualise the characters and hear their voices which greatly helped me as I am no storyteller!

A beautiful book that children (and some adults) will always love.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bed time read for all ages 27 Aug 2009
YOu can never go wrong with Winnie-the-Pooh. A. A. Milne's stories about these woodland dwelling toys are a delight! No matter your age, there is enjoyment for everyone in these witty, intelligent and touching tales. I defy anyone to dislike these timeless joyful yarns.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An oustanding and brilliant book! 27 Dec 2000
By A Customer
I had never read Winnie the Pooh, believing it to be for young children. However, when I was advised to read it, by somebody older than myself, I thought why not give it a go. I'm glad I did. At first glance, the adventures of Pooh, tigger, piglet and the gang appear to be simple, easily readable tales. That they are, but they also carry underlying themes and messages that the younger readers may not notice but are greatly appreciated by the more experienced. It reminds me of George Orwell's Animal Farm, not in context, but the manner in which it is written, seemingly on two levels which can both be enjoyed. Reading this book not only gave me great pleasure, but it has taught me to refrain from judging a book before I have given it a chance. I will definitly be recommending it to my friends.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Well, it's a classic ... 24 Oct 2013
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
There were very few books in my childhood, due to war, post-war and poverty, and the Pooh wasn't one of them. So I have decided to read it at 77 and enjoyed it as if I were ten. So there.
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44 of 50 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful! 4 Sep 2010
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Kindle arrived an hour ago and went on charge. Had worried about "setting up the wifi" - pushed one button and all was well.

But what book to introduce myself to this new technology?

For some unknown reason I hit Winnie-the-Pooh. No idea why. Probably because it was free and I thought it would be a trivial giggle.

I was and am blown away, gob smacked and totally wowed!

I did not know that the illustrations would be included, or that they would be rendered so clearly and wonderfully.

I could not believe how easy it was to start a "kiddies book" and be unable to stop reading.

Having downloaded loads of classics with grand plans of going all intelligentsia, I may just stay in 100 acres wood and revel in the joys of timeless master-class penmanship.

If you get a moment and are thinking "what to try next" please, please download Winnie-the-Pooh.

I honestly don't care what happens now. Reading Winnie has justified buying a Kindle. The rest is just gravy :)
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "How sweet to be a cloud floating in the blue!" 28 Sep 2003
By A Customer
The sweet book with a low price and an deft paperback model is the perfect little book for all who love dear and timeless stories. A.A. Milne, who was an talented dramatist and an author, has a consummate wonderland created inside these covers. Though this book includes not all the stories, I think it is nice to own if is interested of this 100 acre wood.
The book includes some sweet additions for the tale. Such as the map of this world, the beginning lines of A.A. Milne himself, the timeless and original line drawings of E.H. Shepherd and the dear poem in the first page which ends: Because we love you. The book also tells how it all began: from the authors son's Christopher's dearest teddy bear and other its friends.
Yes. No time has taken the brilliance of these Winnie-the-Pooh stories, and it never will. Meet the friends in the forest, those that we all shall remember.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful cure for adult insomnia 1 Nov 2011
By Scott R
Format:Audio CD
I loaded this on my iPod having originally seen it free in a newspaper. In the nicest possible way, I use it to help me get back to sleep if I wake up stressed in the middle of the night (I'm 41!). I imagine it takes me back to my childhood days but Cribbins' voice is so soothing and the mental images so wonderful and amusing that I invariably fall back to sleep before the end of Chapter 3 :-)

I don't think I have ever got to the end of the CD and I hope I never do...

If you are buying it for your kids I'm sure it will have a similar effect at bedtime, but don't be afraid to have a listen yourself if anxieties are keeping you awake at night.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Can't beat it!
Reliving my childhood. Wonderful stories. Great to have on my Kindle.
Published 17 days ago by RooFan1
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
What can you say about such a classic. Cannot believe the price.
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Good especially when using it to understand the Latin edition
Published 25 days ago by Blueflame
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
Fast delivery of a children's classic with beautiful illustrations.
Published 2 months ago by Fran Kenny
5.0 out of 5 stars Even better as an sdult
Having read Pooh as a child and loved it. Read it again as an adult - brilliant, very funny in places.
Published 2 months ago by Fergus
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Beautiful books, should be read over and over again.
Published 2 months ago by Cecilia Jones
5.0 out of 5 stars I'm surprised how heavy this edition it - good quality paper
I'm surprised how heavy this edition it - good quality paper, and beautifully coloured illustrations (NOT Disney-fied thank heavens). Good addition to a child's book shelf
Published 2 months ago by aricandec
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Just as l remember it from 50+ years ago, with original drawings
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