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Vinnijs Pūks un viņa draugi (Winnie-the-Pooh #1-2)

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In 1926, "Winnie-the-Pooh, " a collection of stories about a rather stout, somewhat confused bear, was published in England and America. The enchanting tales of Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore, Christopher Robin, and the others were an immediate success, and firmly established A.A. Milne, already an acclaimed dramatist, as a major author of children's books. "Winnie-the-Pooh" was fol ...more
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published 1994 by Sprīdītis (first published October 14th 1926)
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Nandakishore Varma


Have a deep, long look at the image above. That motley crew are undoubtedly the most famous toy animals in existence.

Winnie-the-Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore, Kanga (I cannot see Roo) and (last but not least) Tigger.

A. A. Milne, and established playwright and writer, constructed silly nursery stories and poems for his young son Christopher Robin, built around his beloved toys. He published them. And much to his chagrin, he came to be known as the creator of "Winnie-the-Pooh": all his "serious" works were
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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)

In which the animals go on a Second Expotition, and Pooh discovers that Not Everyone Likes Hums

There was a corner of the Hundred Acre Wood that the animals rarely visited. Even Eeyore found it too Sad and Gloomy, and it had more than its fair share of annoying insects. Owl, in his grand way, sometimes called it the Forest's Heart of Darkness, and that always made Pig
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Mariel
Oct 21, 2011 Mariel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Lassie
Recommended to Mariel by: The Magdalene Laundries
Celebrity Death Match tournament versus Mary Poppins.
Christopher Robin: May I color with my Winnie the Pooh and friends coloring book before I make up my bed with ideal hospital corners? My shins are scraped from having too much fun cleaning.
His boy lips turn to blue in his deathly pale white face. Her mask conforms to a perfect Noh shape. He reads the lips. No. Oh noh! Oh no! Christopher Robin is dying.
Mary Poppins: I am Governess to the good Christopher Robin. My credentials say it all because
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Trish
Jan 31, 2016 Trish rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I think everyone has heard the name Winnie-the-Pooh at some point. I even remember watching the TV show when I was younger (but not for long).


However, I'm one of those people who never got to read the book as a kid and I only rediscovered it now while catching up with all the classics I've missed out on.
So I found this all-in-one volume online and had to have it since it not only contains all the stories but also has the original illustrations by Ernest Howard Shepard.

I have to say, this book i
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Chris
This review is for the Celebrity Death Match Tournament - Winnie-the-Pooh versus Hamlet.


One day when the weather was especially fine, Pooh and his friends were playing Pooh sticks. Pooh was thinking how nice it would be to have a playing-Pooh-sticks-with-your-friends-on-an-especially-nice-day sort of hum when...

"Hey nonny nonny..."

"Was that me?"
Pooh asked Christopher Robin. "You see, I was just thinking..."
"Silly old bear,"
said Christopher Robin fondly. "That wasn't you. It was her."

E
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Vivian
May 20, 2015 Vivian rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children-s
My first memories of being read aloud to are with this book. My father would read to my sisters and I while my mother completed preparations for supper. We each identified with one of the characters. I was Christopher Robin (being the eldest), my next sister was Pooh (it seemed to me she was always the most interesting character proto-type in all the books I read), my next sister was Rabbit, my next sister was Piglet, and the baby sister was Roo. Our mother was Kanga (of course) and our father w ...more
Paul Bryant
Nov 02, 2011 Paul Bryant marked it as assorted-rants-about-stuff  ·  review of another edition
Yet another celebrity death match.

(A small windowless room in Elsinore. HAMLET and ROSENCRANZ walk in. Sitting a the table is POOH, a stuffed bear.)

POOH: Can I make a call?
HAMLET: (Standing over POOH:) Who would you like to call?
POOH: My ride. I been here an hour.
HAMLET: Hm. Well, soon as we're through here, we'll get you a ride. Okay?
ROSENCRANZ: (Sitting across from POOH:) Pooh? You own a red Camaro, don't you?
POOH: Yeah.
HAMLET: Do you know Hamlet?
POOH: Yeah, I'm looking at him right now.
HAMLET
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Micki
Sep 30, 2008 Micki rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone who wants to inspire their children
There is no comparison between the original book and the saccharine Disney version of our friend, Pooh. Milne's version is so full of insights into childhood to delight the adult reader that are entirely missed by the more popular version. I bought this book on a whim while trying to start a family, read it to my babies long before they are ready to enjoy these stories, and look forward to sharing Pooh's delightful adventures with them as they grow up. I don't know that I need any other books in ...more
Ambrosia
Jan 26, 2012 Ambrosia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
At the time of this writing, I am twenty-eight years old. People tell me I come off as intelligent, opinionated, cynical and sarcastic, with a dark and very adult sense of humor. I don't much like children and don't plan to have any of my own. My childhood, while not particularly awful, is nothing I look back on with nostalgia - mostly I'm pretty glad to have gotten to the point where I'm allowed my own life. Generally, my literary tastes run far closer to Patrick Suskind or Neil Gaiman than Mil ...more
Amanda
Jul 18, 2011 Amanda rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What can I say? The complete tales of A Bear with Very Little Brain and a Very Big Heart in one volume with the original E.H. Shepard illustrations? Absolutely lovely. We can learn so much from Pooh about the purity of love and friendship, and we can learn so much about A.A. Milne from the stories and from his adorable dedications of each book to his wife. A great set of stories to contemplate from childhood to maturity, and the poems are wonderful to read out loud. Even if there are no children ...more
John
If I think back to fond memories of being with my dad during my childhood, there’s one thing that always comes back first. It’s those late summer evenings outside. Dad often had outdoor projects going on of some sort. I’d go out there hanging around, maybe chatting, maybe playing with cats, or maybe doing something of my own.

Dad often had an old AM radio sitting around and would be listening to a baseball game while working. As it got darker, lights would come on, and the bugs would start flying
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Anita
Dec 29, 2015 Anita rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reread-2015
Nagyon aranyos mese, kifejezetten gyerekbarát, ráadásul a túlhypeolás se tett neki rosszat! Micimackóék élete igazi klasszikus, de én még sosem olvastam – kisebb koromban anyum olvasott fel a jelölt kiadásból (szóval van egy enyhén romos példányom és azt olvastam most el :)).

Igazából az egész úgy aranyos, ahogy van. Rengeteg szerethető fricskából, egymás kiosztásából, bájos átverésekből, kalandos felfedezésekből és humoros történetek sokaságából áll össze a Micimackó és a körülötte / vele élők f
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Yanni
Jan 11, 2009 Yanni rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This unimaginative (consider the names of the main characters for example) vile "clever" nonsense is nauseatingly self-indulgent for the adult reader. It is notably adult, both stylistically and in it's observations, written in a dreadful condescending tone that falls on dead-ears of the "intended" audience - namely, the child listener who is read their bedtime story. This appalling claptrap was probably never actually intended for children to enjoy, rather - it's wooden and non-believable rende ...more
Michele
Aug 01, 2011 Michele rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read a few Pooh stories as a child and they didn't grab me. The movies, with an annoying Tigger and an ever-perplexed Pooh and his honey pot did nothing to attract me and seemed rather slow.

However, I recently revisited the original stories and was delighted and touched. The wit and personality observations. Eeyore's sarcasm. The reverence they have for Christopher Robin who is all-knowing to the forest creatures, but would be considered a child too young to have opinions of any importance in
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Chris
Sep 26, 2015 Chris rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: no-longer-own
To get the effect that most people expect to receive with reading this book, this book is most often tolerated by the parents of tiny babies in slightly darkened rooms, while sitting in their rocking chairs(their baby in the crook of their other arm or over their shoulder, as parent reads this book from their own parental memory.) However, I'm not a parent, nor do I have any kids(I'm not even married.) However, as this story has it, the plot has a secondary storyline, which makes this book an in ...more
Miss Bookiverse
Nicht zu vergleichen mit der Disney-Version! Die Zeichnungen sind noch viel niedlicher und der Humor ist um einiges schräger. Pooh selbst ist ziemlich verfressen und auch nicht gerade der Schlauste (wird auch immer wieder betont, dass er ein "bear of little brain" ist). Piglet ist ein richtiger kleiner Angsthase, der das gern überspielt, aber auch mal über sich hinauswachsen kann. Rabbit hingegen hat es faustdick hinter den Löffelohren und ist der Gemeinste der Waldbewohner. Owl hält sich für un ...more
Bev
Jul 28, 2013 Bev rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
As a special treat for myself (and to fulfill a couple of the "Reread 4 Books" requirements for the Book Bingo Reading Challenge), I'm rereading the Winnie-the-Pooh books by A. A. Milne. First up:


Winnie-the-Pooh--in which we are introduced to Pooh, Piglet, Rabbit, Owl (sometimes spelled WOL), Eeyore, Kanga, Roo, and--of course--Christopher Robin. In this collection of short adventures Pooh disguises himself as a rain cloud in order to try and fool some bees into allowing him to have their honey;
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Joel Simon
May 24, 2011 Joel Simon rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, children
I had never before read the complete Winnie-the-Pooh stories, and I had high hopes for this book. Having grown up knowing the characters from television specials, and later seeing the smiles on my children's faces when meeting the characters at Disneyland Paris, I really wanted to love the book. I thought of it sitting nicely beside The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and Alice's Adventures in Wonderland as favorite books that also turned out to be classics in television and movie format. So this became ...more
Damien
Nov 14, 2014 Damien rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I've read lots of people's reviews about re-reading a childhood book and it feels like sometimes people are rating books high because of nostalgia. Throughout this book I kept telling myself, "Don't over-romanticize this thing. You LIKE it, you don't actually LOVE it." I convinced myself of this for about 290 pages--that I just liked it, nothing more. I forgot, though, how amazing Chapter 10 of The House at Pooh Corner is. From the very first line, I began to tear up.

I read this entire book out
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Natalie Goguen
Dec 04, 2015 Natalie Goguen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is about Pooh Bear and his friends going on adventures with Christopher Robbins. These stories give you valuable friendship lessons and even though they are small they have a great meaning. I personally love Winnie the Pooh, I have my whole life. My dad used to read one story to me every night from this book when i was little. Anyways, Pooh bear is a stuffed animal of Christopher Robbin and Christopher loved him to pieces. They did almost everything together. In each short story, there ...more
Lauren
Mar 16, 2016 Lauren rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
These stories were magical. I've always loved Pooh and his friends, but I was more familiar with the Disney representation. I'm glad to say that at least in their earlier movies, they were faithful to the tone of these wonderful stories.

There's a solid whimsy quality, and a heavy dose of nonsense. In this edition, the illustrations (or "decorations," as the book cover indicates) were wonderful and did a beautiful job of bringing the story to life.

I will definitely be reading this book again, I'
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Meagan
Jan 09, 2016 Meagan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Some of the best children's stories ever written. Sweet, thoughtful, and funny all at once. Very clever humor. Unforgettable characters.

Knowing these were stories I cherished from my own childhood, I decided to read them all aloud to my son (now 5 months) starting a week or so after he was born. We had to read them in short installments mostly, but they were great fun for me to read, and he'll get more out of them as he gets older.

I read the second half of the very last story alone while he was
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Connor
Mar 13, 2016 Connor rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I remember reading and re-reading this collection of stories all the time when I was younger. I looked all over the house for it this weekend and discovered it hidden in my stepfather's bookcase in his library, squealing with delight when I finally found it. This book and the characters in it are so, so special to me. I am so glad I found the book and am so thankful for A.A. Milne's simple and beautiful prose and his remarkable gift for storytelling. This is a forever book; I know when I am a fa ...more
Peter
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Anna-Carolina
I read Winnie-the-Pooh for the first time when I was 21 years old and thought it was one of the most funny, sweet and endearing books I have read thus far. I believe Winnie-the-Pooh to be a book that can be enjoyed by both adults and children for completely different reasons. As a 21 year old, I noticed the sometimes sarcastic but, in my opinion, hilarious tone of A.A. Milne's writing, something a child might not notice. I think it is written very cleverly and that Milne has created a beautiful ...more
Becky
May 14, 2016 Becky rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
First sentence: Here is Edward Bear, coming downstairs now, bump, bump, bump, on the back of his head, behind Christopher Robin.

The World of Winnie the Pooh is an omnibus edition of two of A.A. Milne's children's books: Winnie the Pooh and The House of Pooh Corner. I grew up reading a lovely discarded library edition of The World of Pooh, a lovely green edition. There is something delightful and familiar and enchanting about reading Pooh. I love the world-building. I love the sense of community-
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Kate
Dec 30, 2015 Kate rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children-s
This is a 2 part children's book in which chapters somewhat build on each other, but each can be taken as a separate story. The stories are short enough that we always read the whole thing in full (but too long for our bedtime stories). There are many themes such as discovery, friendship, problem solving, appreciating or being open to being nice to others, and growing up that are explored to various degrees.

The characters and adventures are appropriate for young readers. I read the entire book t
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carrietracy
Mar 14, 2015 carrietracy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
There’s no denying that Pooh is a very famous bear. For years he’s been winning people over with his plump belly and honey slurping ways. But these days it seems that he’s better known for his appearances on Disney-licensed merchandise rather than his adventures in the Hundred Acre Wood. It’s too bad really, because Winnie-the-Pooh is utterly charming and when I used to read it aloud to first graders, they loved it completely. And because it is nearly impossible to escape knowing Pooh, even adul ...more
Mike Kazmierczak
Dec 29, 2014 Mike Kazmierczak rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read this book as part of a nighttime reading to my eight year old daughter. On the one hand it was a good fit because each chapter was no longer than thirteen pages, a perfect length to read as part of bedtime. And then the characters are already well-known thanks to Disney. I will admit this that this aspect made it a bit challenging because I could never quite get the voices of the characters right when reading them aloud. I was only satisfied with my voice for Eyeore. And I think that I fa ...more
Benjamin
Aug 16, 2014 Benjamin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It's a classic. Read it. Spoilers follow.

I was a little surprised how the broad outlines of most of the stories were still rattling around in my head from childhood memories of picture books and videos. Nonetheless, much of the stylistic elements of the book were new to me.

The themes of friendship, especially as exemplified between Pooh and Piglet, are heart-warming and single-handedly justify these books' status as classics.

I had more mixed feelings about the glorification of childhood's simpl
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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 (5 books)
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  • The House at Pooh Corner (Winnie-the-Pooh, #2)
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