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
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From the Back Cover
AA Milne, born in 1882, based the characters of Pooh Bear, Eeyore the Donkey, Piglet, Tigger, Kanger and Roo on his son, Christopher Robin's real nursery toys. The Milne family live in Ashdown Forest and the stories of their adventures are based there. By the time his first book of poems for children were published in 1924, he was already an accomplished dramatist and novelist, and previously he had also published humorous writings for Punch Magazine, including the poem "Teddy Bear" (eventually published in "When We Were Very Young")
A Bear, however hard he tries, Grows tubby without exercise, Our Teddy Bear is short and fat, Which is not to be wondered at; He gets what exercise he can, By falling off the Ottoman, But generally seems to lack, The energy to clamber back...
EH Shepard, born in 1879, while being remembered as "the man who drew Pooh" was an acclaimed artist in his own right and also worked on Punch magazine as a cartoonist and illustrator. His drawings and illustrations of Winnie-the-Pooh are classic and are known and loved the world over.
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