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A. A. Milne - Life Stories, Books, and Links
 
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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION
 
Picture of A. A. Milne, author of Winnie the Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner; twentieth century British Literature / English Literature
A. A. Milne   (1882 - 1956)
 
Category:  English Literature
 
Born:  January 18, 1882
Hampstead, London, England
 
Died:  January 31, 1956
Sussex, England
 
Related authors:
Charles Dodgson, Christopher Milne, Dorothy Parker, Hugh Lofting, J. R. R. Tolkien, Kenneth Grahame, Ludwig Bemelmans, Margaret Wise Brown
 
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A. A. Milne - LIFE STORIES
 
 
8/21/1920     Christopher Robin and the Milnes
On this day in 1920, Christopher Robin Milne was born, an only child to A. A. Milne. Christopher also wrote, his first two books being memoirs of his growing up and out from under the shadow of the fictional Christopher Robin. The writing of the first of these was "like a session on the analyst's couch," and reads partly as setting-the-record-straight, partly as settling-the-score.
10/20/1928     Pooh Too Hummy
On this day in 1928 Dorothy Parker, under her pen name, Constant Reader, reviewed A. A. Milne's The House at Pooh Corner in The New Yorker, with predictable, now-famous, results: ". . . And it is that word 'hummy,' my darlings, that marks the first place in The House at Pooh Corner at which Tonstant Weader fwowed up."
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SELECTED WORKS BY THIS AUTHOR
 
 
The Complete Tales of Winnie-the-Pooh
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SELECTED BOOKS ABOUT (or related to) THIS AUTHOR
 
 
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Pooh Corner
Find detailed biographies of A. A. Milne, Christopher Milne, and illustrator E. H. Shepard, background information about Cotchford Farm (near Hartfield in East Sussex), the toys which inspired many of the Pooh characters, the origins of the name "Winnie." A small collection of lyrics is also provided, including "Return to Pooh Corner" and "Tigger's Song."
Pooh's Page
Find a biography of A. A. Milne and a small selection of stories and poems from When we were Very Young, Now we are Six, Winnie The Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner.

"Alan decided to call on one of his friends from punch Ernest Shepherd who went on to be a famous children's illustrator. Alan decided he did not want to commission shepherd and drew up a 80/20 partnership agreement. From there 'Winnie The Pooh' was written, Alan got his inspiration from Christopher's toys and from there he wrote "The House at Pooh Corner" Alan claimed this would be his last book. Alan realized that writing was his dream and in 1929 wrote 'Toad of Toad Hall' based on the story told by Kenneth Grahames 'The Wind in the Willows'."
Winnie-the-Pooh
An attractive website offers a history of the Pooh stories, which includes the tale of how a World War I Canadian military regiment came to adopt a bear, "Winnie," as its mascot, and how the bear found its way to the London zoo, and into the hearts of author A. A. Milne and his son, Christopher Robin. Also features biographies of all your favorite characters (Pooh, Tigger, Kanga, Piglet, Rabbit, Owl, Eeyore, Gopher, and Christopher Robin), selected stories ("Pooh Goes Visiting," "Tigger Comes to the Forest," "Tiggers Don't Climb Trees), e-greeting cards and games, information about the Tao of Pooh series, and audio recordings (.wav files).

"... a lieutenant called Harry Colebourn bought a small female black bear cub for $20 from a hunter who had killed its mother. He named her 'Winnipeg', after his hometown of Winnipeg, or 'Winnie' for short. Winnie became the mascot of the Brigade and went to Britain with the unit. When the Brigade was posted to the battlefields of France, Colebourn, now a Captain, took Winnie to the London Zoo for a long loan. He formally presented the London Zoo with Winnie in December 1919 where he became a popular attraction and lived until 1934. The bear was also very popular with Christopher Robin, son of author A.A. Milne. It was his favourite animal at the Zoo, and he often spent time inside the cage with it. The bear was Christopher Robin's inspiration for calling his own teddy bear Winnie...."
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