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The House at Pooh Corner (Winnie-the-Pooh #2)

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The adventures of Christopher Robin, Winnie-the-Pooh, and all their friends in the storied Forest around Pooh Corner. "This is an example of a sequel in which there seems to be no letdown, and from all sides I catch echoes of most joyous reaction to it." --- New York Herald Tribune, 1928
Hardcover, 180 pages
Published October 31st 1988 by Dutton Books for Young Readers (first published 1928)
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Manny
Winnie the Pooh and the Cocktail Party

"Hi. I'm Vikki. Sorry, what did you say your name was? So noisy in here you can't hear a thing. Ed. Got it. Nice to meet you, Ed! What? Oh, I'm a model. Glamor. Thanks! Well, if you've walked past the men's magazine section this week, then you will have. Front cover of Loaded. Really? Hey, that's sweet. No, I mean it. You're really nice. Oh, alright then. Would you believe it, stockings and a honey-pot. That was it. Yes, I do actually. Love it. Have it for b
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·Karen·
Dec 04, 2013 ·Karen· rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Celebrity Death Match Review

Semi-Final Match: Winnie-the Pooh vs. Hamlet

BSI Rep: So, the Hundred Acre Wood Corporation has applied for ISO 9000 certification. Would you like to present your company, in terms of its aims and target market?

100 Acre Wood CEO: Yes, indeed. Thank you for this opportunity. For nearly a century now we have provided children and their parents with one of the most essential tools towards abstract thinking, emotional hygiene, social empathy and creativity. Let me bring th
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Bryce Wilson
Jun 18, 2008 Bryce Wilson rated it it was amazing
Shelves: classic-lit, children
Lovely.

I was shocked by how melancholy the book allowed itself to become at the end. And how much that melancholy affected me, but as far as I'm concerned "A little boy and his bear will always be playing." Might be the most hopeful line to end a book in the English language.
Melanie
Feb 22, 2014 Melanie rated it it was amazing
It was with much apprehension that I started this- after all, my initial impression (Winnie the Pooh as it is in Disney) is vastly different from this book. In fact, I don't think I would have even picked up the book, had a friend not recommended it to me. And I'm very glad she did.

I'm surprised by how sad but realistic the end of this book was; with Christopher Robin growing up and everyone realizing he's leaving the Forest, that wonderful place where only one with enough imagination can go. It
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notgettingenough
For the final of Celebrity Death Match.

Some basic facts about Winnie the Pooh and the Divine Comedy.

(1) Have you ever tried looking up Winnie on project Gutenberg? You find that Dante gets a few thousand hits and Winnie gets none. NONE!!! And you know why? Because Disney bullied Congress years ago into being allowed to keep the copyright longer than was their legal right. And you know why they did that? Of course it is because everybody loves Winnie. Try this, if you don't believe me. Offer the
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Saoirse Sterling
Read as part of the #InfiniteVariety2016 Reading Challenge based on the BBC's Big Read poll.

Very endearing and much more thorough than the previous wonder, but still not as magical as I'd always been led to believe.
Brian Robbins
Dec 04, 2013 Brian Robbins rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I had a deprived childhood. Ahhh! I did not read any of the Winnie the Pooh stories until I came across this recording & the companion recording of "Winnie the Pooh" until I bought them for my daughter when I was in my 40s.

It's the only story which has brought me close to crashing the car. Driving through the Lake District I heard the the Pooh sticks story as Eyeore floats under the bridge. It's difficult to see dry-stone walls, cry laughing uncontrollably, and keep control of a car on tigh
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Ce nebunie să nu fi citit până acum Ursuletul Winnie Puh. Casuta din strada Puh scrisă de minunatul autor Milne! O nebunie curată pentru că o astfel de carte nu este doar pentru pitici ci şi pentru tineri şi chiar pentru adulţii şi bătrânii care doresc să îşi amintească cu plăcere de zilele copilăriei.

Ţin minte că o prietenă de-a mea avea o carte veche cu ursuleţul Winnie Puh şi o răsfoisem şi chiar citisem din ea dar cu grijă că i se cam destrămau paginile vechi şi pline de istorie.
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Becky
Jan 20, 2009 Becky rated it it was amazing

One day when Pooh Bear had nothing else to do, he thought he would do something, so he went round to Piglet's house to see what Piglet was doing.

Last January, I read and reviewed Winnie the Pooh. It was a reread, as is House at Pooh Corner, an indulgence, too, if you will. Milne's characters: Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore, Rabbit, Owl, Tigger, Kanga, Roo, even Rabbit's friends-and-relations like 'Small' are endearing. They're not just characters in a book, they're friends. And visiting with these particu
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Kristen
Dec 04, 2009 Kristen rated it it was amazing
Shelves: classics, own, childrens
I never had read the orginal Pooh books, so decided I should.

To quote from the back cover:
"Private research has convinced us that few people in responsible positions in society today have got to their eminence without the influence of Pooh"
- The Christian Science Monitor

And The House at Pooh Corner is home to one of my most favorite Pooh quotes (which I collected from somewhere other than the book, I guess):
"Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind.
'Pooh!' he whispered.
'Yes, piglet?'
'Nothing,' said
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snowplum
Mar 21, 2014 snowplum rated it it was amazing
You don't need me to recommend this book to you. I just can't in good faith begin making my profile on a site about books and about me as a reader without acknowledging this work of genius. The world would be a better place if everyone could read this book and let themselves love it.
Jeanette  "Astute Crabbist"
I've always loved Pooh Bear and always will. When everyone got into Snoopy, I was still crazy for Winnie the Pooh.
Manal
Apr 09, 2015 Manal rated it it was amazing
im an adult but here i am ...crying over winnie the pooh,,.. again
Kate
Feb 21, 2016 Kate rated it it was amazing
Still lovable plus I'm so old that I cry at the end. Milne manages to be sweet and capture bits of childhood imaginative play without being twee or crass.
dead letter office
May 06, 2008 dead letter office rated it it was amazing
such a great book. i still find it endearing and funny. my favorite is "in which pooh invents a game and eeyore joins in" (or something to that effect). even better than the also-fantastic Winnie the Pooh.

i can't stand what disney did to these characters, especially tigger, who became an obnoxious, bouncy, chester-cheeto looking cartoon cat. read the book and see the illustrations... he bounces because he is a kitten, not because he is a freak of nature. and under no circumstances does he bounc
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Vaishali Joglekar
My first time ever with Pooh & friends. Silly, sad, and witty. Some of the smartest quips and soulful reflections I've ever read in children's literature. <3

Quotes:
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Owl kept his head and told us that the Opposite of an Introduction… was a Contradiction.

They haven't got Brains, any of them, only grey fluff that's blown into their heads by mistake, and they don't Think…

"What do Jagulars do?" asked Piglet, hoping that they wouldn’t.

… And he was the sort of Tigger who was always in fron
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Bonnie
Oh.. the adorable-ness of Winnie the Pooh. Such a wonderful story. :)

Note: I listened to this on audiobook and let me tell you, the narrator's Tigger voice?? TOO FLIPPING FUNNY.... I was laughing so hard. Well worth it just to listen to that part. :D
Kai
May 03, 2016 Kai rated it it was amazing
Shelves: owned, 2015, classics
I will forever be in love with these books. The sweetness and melancholy get me every single time. I don't know where Milne takes all the beautiful words, the laughing-out-loud humor and the ideas from, I am in awe.
John Yelverton
Oct 21, 2011 John Yelverton rated it it was amazing
I adored these stories when I was growing up and first learning to read.
Catriona (LittleBookOwl)
Feb 19, 2015 Catriona (LittleBookOwl) rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned
Oh, such a sweet little ending XD I LOVE POOH BEAR!
Declan
Dec 04, 2013 Declan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of the greatest books ever written!
Samie
Jul 25, 2011 Samie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-i-own, children
Oh what a wonderful blast from the past! It's been quite a while since I last read anything to do with Winnie the Pooh. I found a beautiful old copy of The House at Pooh Corner in a used book store about a year ago and I put it aside to be read when I had more free time. If only I had read it sooner! I picked it up again a couple of days ago for a bit of light reading and some stress relief. I wanted something light and fluffy to clear my mind. Instead I got something filled with wonderful lesso ...more
Sheree
Apr 23, 2009 Sheree rated it it was amazing
When I found my 1974 edition of The House at Pooh Corner I just had to re-read this much adored childhood favourite.
It was a nostalgic visit to the 100 Acre Wood to play with Pooh, "a bear of very little brain", Piglet, Eeyore, Rabbit, Owl, Tigger & of course Christopher Robin.

The stories within are simple & funny & endearing & silly & I giggled & sighed my way through them. As an adult you realise how 'little brain' Pooh actually has :-) & how neurotic Piglet is &am
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Caroline
Feb 15, 2013 Caroline rated it really liked it
I like to go back and read children's books now that I'm older to see how my perceptions of them change; this was a fun one to do so with, and I think that I may have even enjoyed more now than I did when I was a kid.

The stories are so simple and straightforward, yet have so much truth and relevance to people at any stage of life. Particularly great is reading the final story in this book about Christopher Robin leaving, which I found very relevant to my current state of growing up and moving o
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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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Jennifer
Aug 10, 2009 Jennifer rated it it was amazing
Oh this book is so wonderful, and somehow more poignant and (the end) melancholy, too, than the first. I laughed out out loud several times.

Eeyore's surliness shines:
"If anybody wants to clap," said Eeyore when he had read this, "now is the time to do it."
They all clapped.
"Thank you," said Eeyore. "Unexpected and gratifying, if a little lacking in Smack."

And features one of my most favorite Pooh dialogues:
"There's a thing called Twy-stymes," he said. "Christopher Robin tried to teach it to me on
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katie
Jul 10, 2012 katie rated it it was amazing
This was it.

Christopher Robin is going.

At least I think he is.

Where?

Nobody knows.

But he is going—

I mean he goes

(To rhyme with “knows”)

Do we care?

(To rhyme with “where”)

We do

Very much.

(I haven’t got a rhyme for that “is” in the second line yet. Bother.)

(Now I haven’t got a rhyme for bother. Bother.)

Those two bothers will have to rhyme with each other Buther.

The fact is this is more difficult than I thought,

I ought—

(Very good indeed)

I ought

To begin again,

But it is easier

To stop.

Christopher Robin,
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Jun 05, 2016 ☪♥Magic Love Wonderland☯♥Love☮ rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Classic Readers & Fans
Recommended to ☪♥Magic Love Wonderland☯♥Love☮ by: Winnie-the-Pooh :)
Shelves: humour, animals, classics
The House at Pooh Corner by A.A. Milne is the second book of Winnie-the-Pooh.

In this book and stories we get introduced to a new character, Tigger, and more adventures of the animals of 100 Aker Wood.

The more it
SNOWS - tiddely - pom,
The more it
GOES - tiddely - pom
The more it
GOES - tiddely - pom
On
Snowing.

And nobody
KNOWS - tiddely - pom,
How cold my
TOES - tiddely - pom
How cold my
TOES - tiddely - pom
Are
Growing.


Naoise
Oct 16, 2015 Naoise rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favourites
This was one of the first books I borrowed from the library, with my very first library card, when I was a child. I must have borrowed it and read and re-read it about a dozen times, along with A.A. Milne's other Pooh stories. They all felt so comforting and safe and familiar. I also remember that my local library had beautiful hardback copies of them and I was very much in awe and admiration of these lovely books. I just have lovely memories of walking to the library and coming home with three ...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.

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“Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind.
"Pooh!" he whispered.
"Yes, Piglet?"
"Nothing," said Piglet, taking Pooh's paw. "I just wanted to be sure of you.”
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“Wherever they go, and whatever happens to them on the way, in that enchanted place on the top of the forest, a little boy and his Bear will always be playing.” 262 likes
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