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Book Title: Winnie the Pooh Collection|
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 7.30 MB
v The author of the book: A.A. Milne
Edition: Aura Books plc
Date of issue: March 1st 1998
ISBN 13: 9781901683059
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Read full description of the books Winnie the Pooh Collection:It was over seventy years ago, in 1926, that A.A. Milne's first stories about Winnie-the-Pooh were published. The book was an instant success, and since then the Bear of Little Brain has become the most famous bear in the world. A.A. Milne's stories about Pooh and his friends have been translated into no less than thirty-one different languages, and he has an enormous following of fans, young and old, across the world.
This handsome book contains the complete stories from Winnie-the-Pooh 1926, and The House at Pooh Corner 1928, including memorable tales such as Pooh getting stuck in Rabbit's front door for a week, Piglet's meeting with a fierce Heffalump, Tigger's arrival in the Forest and the invention of the game of Poohsticks. The characters of Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore, Tigger,Kanga and Roo were based upon the real nursery toys belonging to A.A. Milne's son, Christopher Robin, and their adventures are set in the Ashdown Forest where Milne and his family lived. The artist, E.H. Shepard lovingly recreated the Forest and the toys in his drawings, and the places he drew can still be seen today.
Read information about the authorAlan Alexander Milne (pronounced /ˈmɪln/) was an English author, best known for his books about the teddy bear Winnie-the-Pooh and for various children's poems.
A. A. Milne was born in Kilburn, London, to parents Vince Milne and Sarah Marie Milne (née Heginbotham) and grew up at Henley House School, 6/7 Mortimer Road (now Crescent), Kilburn, a small public school run by his father. One of his teachers was H. G. Wells who taught there in 1889–90. Milne attended Westminster School and Trinity College, Cambridge, where he studied on a mathematics scholarship. While there, he edited and wrote for Granta, a student magazine. He collaborated with his brother Kenneth and their articles appeared over the initials AKM. Milne's work came to the attention of the leading British humour magazine Punch, where Milne was to become a contributor and later an assistant editor.
Milne joined the British Army in World War I and served as an officer in the Royal Warwickshire Regiment and later, after a debilitating illness, the Royal Corps of Signals. He was discharged on February 14, 1919.
After the war, he wrote a denunciation of war titled Peace with Honour (1934), which he retracted somewhat with 1940's War with Honour. During World War II, Milne was one of the most prominent critics of English writer P. G. Wodehouse, who was captured at his country home in France by the Nazis and imprisoned for a year. Wodehouse made radio broadcasts about his internment, which were broadcast from Berlin. Although the light-hearted broadcasts made fun of the Germans, Milne accused Wodehouse of committing an act of near treason by cooperating with his country's enemy. Wodehouse got some revenge on his former friend by creating fatuous parodies of the Christopher Robin poems in some of his later stories, and claiming that Milne "was probably jealous of all other writers.... But I loved his stuff."
He married Dorothy "Daphne" de Sélincourt in 1913, and their only son, Christopher Robin Milne, was born in 1920. In 1925, A. A. Milne bought a country home, Cotchford Farm, in Hartfield, East Sussex. During World War II, A. A. Milne was Captain of the Home Guard in Hartfield & Forest Row, insisting on being plain 'Mr. Milne' to the members of his platoon. He retired to the farm after a stroke and brain surgery in 1952 left him an invalid and by August 1953 "he seemed very old and disenchanted".
He was 74 years old when he passed away in 1956.
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