Milne, A. A., 1882-1956.
Full name: Alan Alexander Milne.
English playwright, novelist and poet born in Hampstead, London. Initially
known as a contributor to and then an assistant editor of Punch, and
afterwards for his numerous plays and adult novels. His mid-career children's
fiction and poetry came to overshadow the remainder of his work.
Winnie the Pooh. 1926.
A beloved children's novel compiled from stories previously published in
Punch and other magazines, relating the imaginary adventures of the stuffed
animals of the author's son Christopher Robin in the Hundred Acre Wood, a
fictionalized Ashdown Forest. The main characters are the teddy bear Winnie-the-Pooh,
Piglet, Eeyore the donkey, Owl, Rabbit, Kanga and Roo, and Christopher Robin
himself. Preceded by a collection of children's poetry, When We Were Very
Young (1924), some verses in which feature a few of the same characters, and
followed by Now We Are Six (1927), another poetry collection, and The
House at Pooh Corner (1928), containing additional stories of the cast and
adding the character of Tigger. A late sequel authorized by Milne's estate,
Return to the Hundred Acre Wood, by David Benedictus, appeared in 2009.
Adapted to film and television in numerous cartoons by Disney beginning in the
Dec. 3, 2013,
and last updated
Dec. 3, 2013.
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