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

4.36  ·  Rating Details ·  70,949 Ratings  ·  842 Reviews
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

Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 10/31/1988 Pages: 180 Reading Level:
Hardcover, 180 pages
Published October 31st 1988 by Dutton Books for Young Readers (first published 1928)
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Rick There are two similar quotes of Winnie-the-Pooh as written by Milne;

“When you see someone putting on his Big Boots, you can be pretty sure that an…more
There are two similar quotes of Winnie-the-Pooh as written by Milne;

“When you see someone putting on his Big Boots, you can be pretty sure that an Adventure is going to happen.”

“As soon as I saw you, I knew a grand adventure was about to happen.”
This question contains spoilers… (view spoiler)
Patrick Amedzorgbe Interesting books but how I can access the full story to read on my phone?

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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
Oct 29, 2011 ·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
Bryce Wilson
Jun 18, 2008 Bryce Wilson rated it it was amazing
Shelves: classic-lit, children

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.
May 08, 2011 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
May 16, 2015 Kai rated it it was amazing
“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.”

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.
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
N.N. Light
Aug 19, 2013 N.N. Light rated it it was amazing
There are some days when I've had enough of the world and need to escape to the Hundred Acre Wood with my friends Winnie the Pooh and Piglet. These are the original stories and illustrations. If you're a fan of Winnie the Pooh but haven't read this yet, I highly recommend it! Children and adults alike will love these grand adventures.

My Rating: 5+ stars
Jo Woolfardis
Read as part of The Infinite Variety Reading Challenge, based on the BBC's Big Read Poll of 2003.

Very endearing and much more thorough than the previous wonder, but still not as magical as I'd always been led to believe.

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Brian Robbins
Aug 30, 2011 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
Rating: 5+/5

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.
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
Dec 01, 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
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.
Apr 07, 2015 Manal rated it it was amazing
im an adult but here i am ...crying over winnie the pooh,,.. again
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.
Aug 03, 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
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
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
Catriona (LittleBookOwl)
Mar 06, 2014 Catriona (LittleBookOwl) rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned
Oh, such a sweet little ending XD I LOVE POOH BEAR!
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.
John Yelverton
Jul 31, 2011 John Yelverton rated it it was amazing
I adored these stories when I was growing up and first learning to read.
Nov 02, 2013 Declan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of the greatest books ever written!
Joe Hayes
Mar 12, 2017 Joe Hayes rated it it was amazing
I was very pleased with this book. The stories that Milne has written about our favourite Bear of Very Little Brain are done so with such tender loving care. I can't describe how much I enjoyed it. I'm babbling on, I do apologise. I'm just thinking a think, and the think that I am thinking is that this is a great read, whether you are young or old (or, if you are that way inclined, old or young).
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

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
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
Mar 05, 2011 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;
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
Nov 09, 2008 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
Natalie (weneedhunny)
Sep 30, 2016 Natalie (weneedhunny) rated it it was amazing
I do love Winnie the Pooh but I think the writing in The House at Pooh Corner is even more clever. I feel like the characters are more settled into their personalities - not quite as load, yet still acting like children do. The play with language Milne is so loved for is still very much present, in my opinion his writing improves with this second book of adventures in the Hundred Acre Woods. Both books work as wonderfully as children's fiction now as they did when they were first published, and ...more
Jul 10, 2012 katie rated it it was amazing
This was it.

Christopher Robin is going.

At least I think he is.


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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“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.”
“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.” 271 likes
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