Winnie-the-Pooh first appeared in 1924 as Edward Bear in the book When We Were Very Young, A. A. Milne's first collection of poetry for children. Then, he reappeared in 1926 in the collection of stories called Winnie-the-Pooh. Now loved by millions of readers all over the world, this lovable bear with a weakness for honey along with his pals Christopher Robin, Piglet, Eeyore, Owl, Roo, Rabbit, and Tigger are all here in this lavish collector's edition. It brings together all the Pooh stories and all the poems in one full-color, large-format book. Enhanced by Ernest Shepard's original watercolors, the unabridged texts include Winnie-the-Pooh, The House at Pooh Corner, When We Were Very Young, and Now We Are Six. Enjoy all the antics of Winnie-the-Pooh and his friends, as well as beloved poems like "Buckingham Palace," "Rice Pudding," "Us Two," and many more. Simple in structure and lasing in insight, A. A. Milne's works hold something for readers of all ages. This classic edition is one to collect and treasure.
In 1926, the world was introduced to a portly little bear named Winnie-the-Pooh. Along with his young friend, Christopher Robin, Pooh delighted readers from the very beginning. His often befuddled perceptions and adorable insights won the hearts of everyone around him, including his close group of friends. From the energetic Tigger to the dismal Eeyore, A. A. Milne created a charming bunch, both entertaining and inspirational. These simple creatures often reflected a small piece of all of us: humble, silly, wise, cautious, creative, and full of life. Remember when Piglet did a very grand thing, or Eeyore's almost-forgotten birthday?
Gorgeous watercolor illustrations from Ernest H. Shepard appear in all their glory. With beautiful colors and simple lines, these images hold their own as classics. The tales, filled with superb story lines and lessons, will continue to capture the hearts of new generations.
A. A. Milne was born in 1882 in London. He was a playwright and journalist as well as a poet and storyteller. His classic children's books were inspired by his son, Christopher Robin. Milne died in 1956.
Ernest H. Shepard was born in 1879 in England. His pictures of the Pooh characters are based on real toys owned by Christopher Robin Milne. Shepard died in 1976.