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The House at Pooh Corner by A.A. Milne
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"Fabulous timeless book for all ages." Purchased on Mighty Ape

This is a wonderful book and testament to that is how it has endured through the years. I loved Pooh when I was a child, my children also had the set of Pooh bear books. Now my grandchildren love Pooh Bear and his adventures and will enjoy reading about them for many years. Would recommend without hesitation.

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The second classic children's story by A.A. Milne about Winnie-the-Pooh and his friends in The Hundred Acre Wood. Winnie-the-Pooh and all of his friends return to the Hundred Acre Wood for more classic adventures. They meet the irrepressible Tigger for the first time, learn to play Poohsticks and set a trap for a Heffalump. In this stunning edition of The House at Pooh Corner, A.A. Milne's world-famous sequel to Winnie-the-Pooh is once again brought to life by E.H. Shepard's illustrations. Milne's classic children's stories - featuring Piglet, Eeyore and, of course, Pooh himself - are both heart-warming and funny, reflecting the power of a child's imagination like no other story before or since. Bound in a cloth cover and with delicate gold foiling on its cover, this charming edition is the ideal gift book for children of 5 to 55.

Author Biography

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. In one way, Christopher Robin turned out to be more famous than his father, though he became uncomfortable with his fame as he got older, preferring to avoid the literary limelight and run a bookshop in Dartmouth. Nevertheless, he published three volumes of his reminiscences before his death in 1996.
Release date NZ
May 6th, 2004
Author
Contributor
Illustrated by E.H. Shepard
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Edition
New edition
Illustrations
colour illustrations, colour illustrations
Imprint
Egmont Books Ltd
Interest Age
From 5
Pages
192
Dimensions
141x211x19
ISBN-13
9781405211178
Product ID
1662149

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