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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 Juvenile (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...more
·Karen·
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...more
Bryce Wilson
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
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...more
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...more
Brian Robbins
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...more
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.
Catriona (LittleBookOwl)
Oh, such a sweet little ending XD I LOVE POOH BEAR!
Becky

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...more
Kristen
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...more
dead letter office
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...more
Courtney
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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
John Yelverton
I adored these stories when I was growing up and first learning to read.
Declan
One of the greatest books ever written!
Samie
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
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 &...more
Caroline
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...more
Bev Hankins
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;...more
Jennifer
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...more
katie
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.

Chri
...more
Kathy
I'm sure this book is the reason my three year old tells his brother that his fence isn't built "quite properly" and that he doesn't "expect" he shall go outside in the snow "after all". This is a very fun read and the characters (though they are stuffed animals) are so real that I can see myself in each one of them, particularly Rabbit, who just cracks me up. We like this book better than Winnie the Pooh because Tigger is my son's favorite character and he makes his debut in "The House at Pooh...more
snowplum
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.
Ash
Cute cute cute.. Probably the cutest books I have ever read in my life- Winnie-the-Pooh and this book. The ending kinda made me teary eyed but this line will stay with me always "a little boy and his bear will always be playing". I have decided to make sure that my kids (if I have one) read Pooh stories, even if they don't like to read. This book introduced Tigger, who was not present in the earlier book. I can read it again and again, just to laugh at "WOL" and "Backson" :)) I own a Pooh myself...more
Teresa
A história do urso Pooh ficou sobejamente conhecida desde a sua adaptação pela famosa companhia Disney. Em português, o nome foi traduzido como Puff ou Joanica-Puff. Todos conhecem o aspecto do popular urso e dos seus amigos: um porco muito pequeno, um coelho, um burro, um mocho, um tigre, um canguru. Porém, muitos ignoram a verdadeira origem deste ursinho simpático e aparentemente pouco inteligente. A personagem foi criada pelo autor Alan Alexander Milne (A. A. Milne) em 1926 e, desde então, as...more
Eric T. Voigt
The Hope students are back again. You see them from a mile away, hunched over with their eyes buggin' out of their skulls trying to be as noticeable and as unnoticed as they can be at the same time, slinking/sprinting up to their friends they haven't seen for like a FULL SUMMER. It's cute. This book is a billion times cuter and much more secular. Thnax again to Rachna Goswami for lending it to me. Though the ending is kind of sad the rest of it isn't at all.
Drew Graham
Winnie-the-Pooh and his Hundred Acre Wood friends return in this sequel to A. A. Milne's children's masterpiece, including the debut of the very well-known and well-loved Tigger.

Just as soon as I finished Winnie-the-Pooh , I loved it, but noted a definite lack of something, and that something was Tigger. This oversight on my part was repaired when I realized A. A. Milne published a second volume of Pooh stories just a few years after his first was released, exploring and developing the already w...more
Aneesa
These characters have so much more personality than I remembered. Here is my likability ranking of them:

1. Piglet
2. Owl
3. Pooh
4. Eeyore
5. Roo
6. Kanga
7. Rabbit
8. Tigger
9. Christopher Robin

Warning: "Chapter Ten: In which Christopher Robin and Pooh come to an enchanted place, and we leave them there" is just as sad as it sounds.
Mike
Again, I am terribly disappointed I never read Pooh when I was a kid. Instead, I judged Pooh by Disney, which is really a huge mistake. The characters are really funny in their dialogue and a joy to read. Yes, I said it. A Joy To Read.

I kind of wish the final chapter hadn't been included though. It made me a little sad. But great read over all.
Pete
So many beautiful parts to this book. The final chapter (in which Christopher Robin moves away) is heartbreaking. No lying.
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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...more
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“But it isn't easy,' said Pooh. 'Because Poetry and Hums aren't things which you get, they're things which get you. And all you can do is to go where they can find you.” 217 likes
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