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Winnie the Pooh: Complete Collection - "Winnie the Pooh", "House at Pooh Corner", "When We Were Very Young", "Now We are Six" [Hardcover]

A. A. Milne , E. H. Shepard
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1 Nov 1994 Winnie the Pooh
This gift edition contains all four of A.A. Milne's classic children's books of verse and stories about Christopher Robin and Winnie-the-Pooh, accompanied by E.H. Shepard's original drawings and illustrations.

Product details

  • Hardcover: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Methuen young books (1 Nov 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0416188435
  • ISBN-13: 978-0416188431
  • Product Dimensions: 27.7 x 22.4 x 3.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 47,013 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A.A. Milne grew up in a school - his parents ran Henley House in Kilburn, for young boys - but never intended to be a children's writer. Pooh he saw as a pleasant sideline to his main career as a playwright and regular scribe for the satirical literary magazine, Punch.

Writing was very much the dominant feature of A.A. (Alan Alexander)'s life. He joined the staff of Punch in 1906, and became Assistant Editor. In the course of two decades he fought in the First World War, wrote some 18 plays and three novels, and fathered a son, Christopher Robin Milne, in 1920 (although he described the baby as being more his wife's work than his own!).
Observations of little Christopher led Milne to produce a book of children's poetry, When We Were Very Young, in 1924, and in 1926 the seminal Winnie-the-Pooh. More poems followed in Now We Are Six (1927) and Pooh returned in The House at Pooh Corner (1928). After that, in spite of enthusiastic demand, Milne declined to write any more children's stories as he felt that, with his son growing up, they would now only be copies based on a memory.

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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars All the orginal stories and poems in one book! 20 Sep 2000
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Anyone, young or old, who likes the stories and poems of Pooh bear, really should own this book. The wonderful stories, the great illustrations and all the characters with their naive (but often so very right-on-the spot) child-logic. There are so many books about Winnie the Pooh available, but this one contains all the original stories and poems that A.A. Milne wrote about Christopher Robin, Pooh and all there friends. What is so great about this book too, is that almost all (also original) illustrations are in full colour. A must-have for any adult who wants to introduce his/her child to the wonderful world of Pooh Bear (or just is an adult with sweet memories about Winnie the Pooh.... like me).
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent value!!! 31 Dec 2013
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A 30 book for 1p + 2.80 postage can't be bad!! (A large format heavy book, hard back + D/J, 432 pages with beautiful coloured illustrations & all 'W the P' poems & stories).

I bought this for my work with residents in the Care Home where I work (excellent for reminiscence & poetry sessions) & I was so impressed with the book I immediately checked out Amazon to see if there were any more at the same price! Just one! So I've got one for myself now! and it's in even better condition than the first one that I bought (which itself was excellent!)

Must be the best value purchase I have ever made.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great all round 2 Jun 2014
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Book did not come with a dust jacket which I don't believe was specified but other than that in very good condition at a very good price.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Classics stories 31 Mar 2014
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This was a second hand book,the condition was excellent,was surprised when I received a beautiful hard back book,looks perfect and I'm sure it will get passed down amongst the family children
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5.0 out of 5 stars excellent 28 Oct 2013
By pidge
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This product was everything i thought it was going to be and more. I brought this as a present and it was perfect a real must for any child
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4.0 out of 5 stars Winnie the Pooh 24 Oct 2013
By Evija
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Just received the item, did not read before i ordered it as i thought i would get 4 seperate books, but thats my fault :) even tho book was supposed to be used it came in excelent condition, couldnt say it was used at all, such a bargain!!! What can i say about item- its Winnie the Pooh , that should say it all, my husband likes to read books to our unborn child whos due in few weeks, he is already responding to it :)
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