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The Complete Winnie-the-Pooh (Winnie-the-Pooh #1-4)

4.48  ·  Rating Details  ·  35,556 Ratings  ·  205 Reviews
Some books, such as those A. A. Milne wrote for his son Christopher Robin during the 1920s, speak as profoundly to adults as they do to children. The characters Milne created – Winnie-the-Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore, Kanga, Roo and Tigger – have become eternal symbols of childhood innocence, and are as popular as ever. Whether it is the ‘wobbly spelling’, the oblique, almost absu ...more
Hardcover, 672 pages
Published by The Folio Society (first published January 1st 1961)
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Manny
For the Celebrity Death Match Review Tournament, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (9) versus The Complete Tales and Poems of Winnie-the-Pooh (24)

It was a most enjoyable picnic. Pooh was just finishing the last bit of honey and licking around the edge of the pot in a Contented Way, when he suddenly realised that he was sitting on something. Something damp and squishy. Something...

"Oh bother!!" said Pooh. "Drat and bother and double bother!!! I've sat on two of Rabbit's Friends and Relations!
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·Karen·
Oct 01, 2011 ·Karen· rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Celebrity Death Match Review Elimination Tournament Round 2

The Complete Tales and Poems of Winnie-the-Pooh vs Heart of Darkness

Hush Hush! Whisper who dares!
Christopher Robin is saying his prayers.
God bless Mummy. I know that's right.
Ooh wasn't it funny at teatime tonight?

There was Tigger and Owl and Kanga and Roo
And Jozef Korzeniowski and Piglet and Pooh
And wasn't Joe greedy? Straight from the sea
He wolfed down the cake and left none for me.

And Owl kept on winking and shaking his head
But nodded
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Manny
For the Celebrity Death Match Review Tournament, Heart of Darkness (25) versus The Complete Tales and Poems of Winnie-the-Pooh (24)

Pooh was getting rather tired of everyone ganging up on him, and he wondered if there was some way he could grab just a couple more votes. He suddenly thought of his old friend Vikki Blows. Now if he inserted the picture here...

"Oh, help!" said Pooh, as a half-dozen angry comments appeared on his screen.

"If only I hadn't--" he said, as a dozen even more angry message
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Marvin
Oct 28, 2011 Marvin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Written for the Celebrity Death Match Review Tournament

"Oh, Bother!" stated the Pooh-Bear.

"What could be the matter, Pooh," Asked Christopher Robin. "Haven't you counted all the bees in the hive and chased all the clouds in the sky?"

"Don't quote silly Kenny Loggins songs to me. There's a bigger problem."

"Like?..."

"Well. Mr. Robin. I'm supposed to fight Hamlet in the Death match semi-final. I was expecting to go mano a bearo with him. But all of a sudden these other Characters are showing up and
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Whitaker
Nov 01, 2011 Whitaker marked it as celebrity-death-match  ·  review of another edition
For CELEBRITY DEATH MATCH PURPOSES ONLY: The Complete Tales and Poems of Winnie-the-Pooh versus Hamlet


Scene: Christopher Robin is reading a book. He sighs and throws it down irritably.

Pooh: Why Goodfellow Robin, does that book displease you?

Christopher Robin: ‘Tis a tedious tome about a prince
Troubled by his father’s death. Unnatural
Or so it seemed, and he, umanned by it
Feigned a double nature to seek revenge.

Pooh: Most tedious tome indeed, Goodfellow Robin. Mayhap some hunny might sweeten its
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Chris
Oct 01, 2011 Chris rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
For the Celebrity Death Match Review Tournament, Heart of Darkness (25) versus The Complete Tales and Poems of Winnie-the-Pooh (24)

After the meal was over, we retired on deck, just at that time when evening succumbs to night, and listened while Marlow spoke of the time he abandoned the wholesome adventures of the salt seas for the convoluted mysteries of the river. As he filled his pipe, I noticed the shake of his hands and looked on his countenance anew. I had never beheld such a visage before,
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Sakkfeminizmus
Oct 29, 2011 Sakkfeminizmus rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Milyen Sakkfeminizmus felkeresi az erdo, és megmutatja, Kanga, hogyan lehet, hogy egy Hamlet Trap

Egy nap, Sakkfeminizmus sétált át a Hundred Acre Wood, amikor találkozott barátjával Kanga.

"Hello, Kanga!" mondta Sakkfeminizmus. "Remélem, élvezi, hogy egy rurally alapú leszbikus feminista egyedülálló anya?"

"Én," sóhajtott Kanga, "ha csak mi nem ezt átkozott Hamlet kóborol csinál soliloquies egész ido alatt. Figyelj, itt van újra!"

Sakkfeminizmus hallgatta figyelmesen. "O az unalmas férfi soviniszta
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Travis
Dec 01, 2010 Travis rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I can remember sitting in my closet with a flashlight and these stories as a child more vividly than most memories of the time. As kids we had most of them individually, so this complete collection is soooo nice to have in my library. My Daughter loves these just as much as I did and I hope she passes these time honored stories along to her kids as well. Thank-You Mr. Milne (wherever you are) for shaping my childhood and teaching me that it was ok to have imaginary friends and very strong belief ...more
Chris
Ah, so that's why Winnie-The-Pooh was my favorite when I was very young.

(Of course, I'm sure it helped that I'm Christopher Ronald.)

This is the first time I've gone back and read these stories since I became old enough to remember them. Though, you could say, I've yet to actually read them, strictly speaking, since they were read to me by my parents when I was little and this time I listened to Peter Dennis ("the only readings of A.A. Milne's Pooh classics authorized by Milne's son, Christopher
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Jamie
Mar 08, 2013 Jamie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I had a baby in September, and one of the most difficult things to absorb, in terms of changes in my life, was that I no longer had endless supplies of “me” time. And of course, I say this as a new mother—which means that, if you have not had children (and if you aren’t specifically a mother—sorry but it’s true), you probably don’t know what I mean. I am a person who LOVES books. I thrive on books. And at six weeks post partum I listlessly watched my fourth season of Nip Tuck while the baby went ...more
Daniel
Dec 03, 2007 Daniel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
And then Piglet did a Noble Thing, and he did it in a sort of dream, while he was thinking of all the wonderful words Pooh had hummed about him.

"Yes, it's just the house for Owl," he said grandly. "And I hope he'll be very happy in it." And then he gulped twice, because he had been very happy in it himself.

"What do you think, Christopher Robin?" asked Eeyore a little anxiously, feeling that something wasn't quite right. Christopher Robin had a question to ask first, and he was wondering how to a
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Raelee Carpenter
I mean, Winnie the Pooh... He's my childhood. What can I say?
Joan Winnek
Oct 02, 2011 Joan Winnek rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Timeless.

Avoid the Disney illustrations.
Sarah
I read this as part of my personal quest to read children's literature (one of my many quests); most of the books I have read so far as a part of this have been much more disturbing, adult, or macabre than I expected. This is the collection of wonderful works that is different because it is every bit as innocent to me as it was 10 years ago. Hidden themes? None. Hidden adult quips? None whatsoever. This is why I love Winnie-the-Pooh and Milne's nostalgic verses in When We Were Very Young and Now ...more
Brittany
May 21, 2011 Brittany rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: childrens-books
Surprisingly I don't think I had these read to me as a child. When I got a copy of this huge 75th anniversary collection that includes Winnie The Pooh, House at Pooh Corner, When We Were Very Young and Now We Are Six fully illustrated in beautiful watercolors I knew it was time to read it. At 24 it's still not too late to return to your childhood for a romp in the Hundred Acre Woods and a good game of Pooh Sticks.

Overall I thought this edition in particular was beautiful, and I really enjoyed re
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Garrett Zecker
I just recently finished reading this text for the millionth time in my life, and I have to say that it has taken on new meaning in the overall scheme of things. To begin, I had read it many times in my life, mostly in my late adolescence and teenage years. I remember reading the Tao of Pooh and thinking to myself that I was surprised that I was not ACTUALLY familiar with the contents of the texts. it is one of those books that exists within the scope of our English speaking culture that you had ...more
Keeley
Still one of the weirdest books I've ever read, which is ironic because I loved the movies as a kid! I wasn't planning on reading anymore of the stories but I bought this purely as a cover-buy. It wouldn't ever be a re-read but I don't regret my time reading these stories because now I can say I've read the 'book-versions' of all the well-known characters .Plus it's a pretty quick read and the illustrations were lovely :)
Kristina
Aug 17, 2011 Kristina rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-for-b
Just finished reading this book with Ben. He loved it (as did I) and not just because it was the biggest book he's ever read! I've read chapters of this book before, but it was so nice to read them all at one time. Of course when we came to the end of The House at Pooh Corner I started to cry. Christopher Robin is asking Pooh never to forget him, "not even when I'm one hundred". Ben asked if the reason I was crying was because he was Christopher Robin and I was Pooh. I said yes, even though it g ...more
Willy Schuyesmans
Leuk weerzien na jaren met Winnie De Poeh. De twee verhalen vind ik nog altijd even tof en vol verrassingen. Over de gedichten (die ik nu voor het eerst las) ben ik heel wat minder enthousiast: karamellenverzen die maar af en toe eens daar bovenuit stijgen.
Larry Bassett
Nov 20, 2012 Larry Bassett rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: parents and grandparents
This book is the collection of the four A.A. Milne Pooh books under one cover: Winnie-the-Pooh; The House at Pooh Corner; When We Were Very Young; and, Now We Are Six. As an adult I am glad to have these books on my shelf again. I undoubtedly had them before in their separate books and being reunited is quite nice. However, this collection is much too heavy to be comfortably held up for reading. Especially if you are of the age of Christopher Robin.

I almost forgot to mention that the original "D
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Natalie
Jan 05, 2016 Natalie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Because what else I am to read on a cold january's evening? I love reading children's classics with my "adult" eyes.
John Burt
Jan 04, 2015 John Burt rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My mother read this book to me, and I have read it to all of my children. It is, quite simply, an irreplaceable element in the childhood of an English-speaking person (some of my children were born in another country, and learned English partly with Milne's help).

A.A. Milne turned his son's play with his stuffed toys, and the stories he told his son about them, into a book which is beloved of millions.

Milne wrote a poem about Christopher Robin and his nanny watching the changing of the guard at
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Christy
Who doesn't love Winnie-the-Pooh?! These stories will stay with children until they are well into adulthood, and will tell to their own kids. I loved Pooh Bear when I was little. This book is wonderful, being able to have all these tales in one book! I will definitely have this in my classroom one day to read during story time. All kids love Winnie-the-Pooh. A. A. Milne did a wonderful job with the stories and giving children a fun thing to imagine, being with Pooh Bear and Piglet and all the ot ...more
 Olivermagnus
Sep 03, 2014 Olivermagnus rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nostalgia
One of my reading challenges this month was to read a book with a teddy bear on the cover or in the story. I knew instantly that, even though it's a children's book, I was going to reread Winnie the Pooh. What a wonderful, classic story about one of the most beloved characters in children's literature. It's one of the most magical books that entire generations can enjoy together. If your only introduction to Pooh is through the Disney version, please read this book to get a better view of the sw ...more
Watsh
Jul 01, 2014 Watsh rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Read it to my about-to-be 7 years old son, who generally likes science fiction chapter books to be read to him, but for a change, one day picked up this book and to my surprise we read chapter after chapter for a few days in succession during bed time. He was particularly delighted by the humor in the book and it was a great fun reading him this classic by A.A.Milne. Christopher Robin in the stories is author's son and author is narrating the stories as if he is reading it to his son and then at ...more
Jana
Sep 08, 2015 Jana rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Okay, so here's the deal: I LOVED the novels in this, they were all at least 4.5*, probably 5* for me. But the poems, while being cute, just didn't fit in so well for me because it felt like they for the most part had nothing to do with Winnie-the-Pooh? Regardless of that though, I highly enjoyed this whole book and therefore have decided to give it 4* as a whole :)
G.c.
Jun 24, 2007 G.c. rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone
My dad read these wonderful books to me when I was a wee boy. I reread them when I was ten. I read them to our kids. I have a set at home (purchased in 1962 when our son was born (to read when the Grandbaby visits)) and I sent a new set to my Grandson Emmett. His Pop better be reading them to him now.

An important lesson for Emmett's young life will be the knowlege that Pooh is not a Disney creation.
Jennifer
Feb 16, 2014 Jennifer rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014-reads
I adore Milne's silly old bear so it pains me not to be able to rate this five stars, but the inclusion in this Complete of the two poetry volumes When We Were Very Young and Now We Are Six keeps this edition from scoring a perfect Hundred Acre Woods.

Don't ask me how it's possible, but Winnie the Pooh's verse scans better than Milne's, and closing with two hundred pages of slightly rhyming fluff of no particular (a)cuteness significantly detracts from the brilliance of Winnie the Pooh and The Ho
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McKenzie Richardson
I loved this book!The book contains the stories from Winnie-the-Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner as well as the poems from When We Were Very Young and Now We are Six. The stories are entertaining and fun. I highly recommend this to anyone who enjoyed the Winnie the Pooh movies. Some of the stories matched the cartoons almost word for word, which made reading them very easy, yet it was still fun to pick out the discrepancies between the two versions. Obviously there is a time difference between ...more
Harry
Oct 25, 2014 Harry rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorite
Alan Milne is the father we all want to be, the one who gives our children life-long memories and tales that the whole world enjoys as much as Christopher Robin did. Although my kids were read many tales of the Pooh family from those individual Disney books, I suggest that you bypass Disney and go to the Complete Book. Comprised of four chapters titled “Winnie-the-Pooh”, “The House at Pooh Corner”, “When We were Very Young” and “Now We are Six”. While reading to children or to yourself you can s ...more
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Alan 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 teac
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Winnie-the-Pooh (4 books)
  • Winnie-the-Pooh (Winnie-the-Pooh, #1)
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  • When We Were Very Young (Winnie-the-Pooh, #3)
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