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The Complete Tales of Winnie-the-Pooh

4.54 of 5 stars 4.54  ·  rating details  ·  6,284 ratings  ·  160 reviews
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, 344 pages
Published October 1st 1996 by Dutton Books for Young Readers (first published 1928)
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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 5 of 5 stars
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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Chris
Nov 06, 2011 Chris added it
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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Paul Bryant
Nov 02, 2011 Paul Bryant marked it as assorted-rants-about-stuff
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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Amanda
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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Meagan
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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Chris
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
Damien
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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Kira
Always such a pleasure to read, this time was even better listening to it on audio in the car with my kids. The hysterical laughter at the antics of the inhabitants the Hundred Acre Wood was great for the whole family. We agreed that we like the Winnie the Pooh story collection more than The House At Pooh Corner, but they are both charming.
Alejandro Yrigoyen
A bear with a little brain, but with a great heart. Si les gustan los libros infantiles o clásicos es un most :) muy padres las historias y muy tonto el oso que te ríes como niño chiquito. xD
Berna
Magnificent.
Anna
It doesn't seem to matter what age I read this. I love it as much as ever before. Milne writes so splendidly with just enough silliness, just enough fun, and just enough heart and friendship as needed for a child - and adult - to enjoy. I'm noticing now that each character is individual and fantastic. Eeyore is so negative and sarcastic, Tigger is somewhat arrogant in his obliviousness, Owl is actually well learned but not very smart, Rabbit is imperious, Piglet is anxious and nervous, and Pooh ...more
Bill
Read with Joanna each night over the course of a few months. She loved it, and so did I actually! This sort of timeless children's book is rewarding for a grown up reader too.
Trisha Smith
"Wherever they go, and whatever happens to them on the way, in that enchanted forest, a little boy and his Bear will always be playing."

I've always been fond of Winnie-the-Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore, Tigger, and the rest. I don't remember if I actually read these when I was younger, but I very much enjoyed them when I read them to my 2-month old daughter. This was our first story collection that we read after we had read all of our picture books several times and needed something to get us through lat
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Megan
My only Pooh experience growing up was the Disneyfied one, so when my son got this as a gift from his grandparents I was really interested to read it to him. There are some spots that are a bit difficult to read aloud primarily because of the frame story structure (the pronouns get confusing), but that was only at the very beginning. I loved the stories and the way they really feed a child's moral imagination. The themes are so big, but presented in such little ways, that, to me at least, it see ...more
Vincent
Nico may have wanted to read Curious George, since he plays with his monkey stuffed animal now, but "we" decided to read about Winnie-the-Pooh due to the lack of Curious George books in the house. I will have to fix this, so as not to offend Nico's friend.

Well, these two little books on Pooh and friends conjured up my long lost endearment to my once treasured collection of stuffed animals of my youth. Not until junior high school, did I part with my little menagerie. Pooh, Piglet, Rabbit, Owl, E
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Annina
I don't remember reading the actual Winnie The Pooh books as a child (or having them read to me). I might have been familiar with the characters and stories before mainly from Disney and some simplified picture book versions. I know I had a book with the story where Pooh gets stuck in Rabbits door, so that is very familiar, but I might have missed all the lovely details back then. But I loved the characters from before anyhow. So I'm not sure if it's a difference from how I perceive them now and ...more
Joe
Sep 07, 2012 Joe rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommended to Joe by: Pia
Shelves: recommended
What a treat rereading these stories. I hadn't remembered much about the actual stories - just my kids giggling and asking questions while I read the stories to them, like "why does he say 'bother' all the time?" But that was months ago - oh, wait...that was decades ago. Anyway, this time around, I was reading with a different perspective and purpose: who were these animals, as people(!), and what was this little universe all about? Need to know so Tao of Pooh will make some sense when I get to ...more
Sean Rosenthal
Interesting Quotes:

"You gave me Christopher Robin, and then
You breathed new life in Pooh.
Whatever of each has left my pen
Goes homing back to you.
My book is ready, and comes to greet
The mother it longs to see--
It would be my present to you, my sweet,
If it weren't your gift to me.

-A. A. Milne, Winnie-the Pooh


"What shall we do about poor little Tigger?
If he never eats nothing he'll never get bigger.
He doesn't like honey and haycorns and thistles
Because of the taste and because of the bristles.
And a
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Niina
For the first time in my life I've come to a point where I'm forced to blame Disney-studios for having fucked up a gorgeous, heartwarming story(-collection) for me - ever since I was a little kid I've utterly loathed the characters, the poems, the whole of this due to the animated version of the classic... Luckily this has now come to the end. Somehow I managed to pick up this book from the local flea market a year or so ago, and now that I've finally got myself to grab and actually read through ...more
Callista
I've long had a soft spot for Pooh Bear, Tigger, Eeyore, and Kanga in particular. In many ways, this was as charming as the bits of stories I remember from childhood. The illustrations are simple and sweet. I enjoyed the dry British humour. I'm still a bit amazed at the seeming sophistication of including poor, passive-aggressive (or depressed? or both?) Eeyore, but maybe he was simply based on someone Milne knew.
At times, though, I have to admit that a certain pattern of unfinished conversatio
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Alister Hughes
Timeless...
It is the easiest way to describe any and all of A.A Milne's works set in the wonderful word of 100 Acre Wood. It is suitable for everyone, whether a young child just learning to read - simply beginning their first books - or an adult looking for something to restore their faith in humanity with simple innocence that can hold whatever meaning you want through the stunning, iconic characters.
Whether the over zealous, enthusiastic character of Tigger, or the measured, thought out mind
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Ann Ferber
The classic story of Winnie-the-Pooh. This is a compilation of all of the best stories about him. This book is great for readers to use their imagination and let it take them to the fantasy land where animals can talk and kids can be friends with these animals. It is a light hearted, beautiful book that all ages can enjoy. This would be a fun book to read after lunch when the students are resting and could close their eyes and imagine hanging out with cute, talking animals.
Ashley
"Pooh, promise you won't forget about me, ever. Not even when I'm a hundred...Pooh nodded. «I promise,» he said."

From the time I was a little kid I always liked Winnie-the-Pooh. Eeyore and Pooh were always my favorite characters, mainly Eeyore. I was given this book by someone very special, who knew how much I have always wanted to read the original stories. I've been allowed to loos my self in the 100 acre woods with piglet and Pooh setting traps for the Heffalumps; riding along the flooded woo
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Missy
This book is awful for reading aloud to kids. I hated it. I would have stopped, but Preston liked it. You may be thinking, "Well, what could be so wrong with a book if your son liked it so much?" Well, let me tell you. There were way too many subtle nuances on every page, and I know he didn't understand half of the book. This book is not written for little kids. Also, what the heck is up with the Constant Capitalization??? The author capitalizes the Stupidest Stuff. See, isn't it Maddening?! I a ...more
Naomi Etheridge
I gave this 4 stars, however I really mean it to be 4.5 stars.
It truly is a beautiful collection of stories that make me feel very nostalgic. And there is no doubt that I will read this to my children, as my parents did with me. I would have given it a full 5 stars if the character felt how they did to me as a child. Being grown up and being able to perceive characters much better, I can see that some of the character are some what rude and big headed. Not what I remember at all.
Aside from tha
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Kristen
One of the best hidden benefits, for me, of having a kid was gtting to re-read Winnie-ther-Pooh out loud as an adult. I mean I always got that Eeyore was gloomy, but never realized what an a**hole he really was! The complete dickishness of some of the characters (mostly those with Brain), contrasted with the utter authenticity of others (mostly those with Fluff), makes many poignant points. And of course, you get to use funny voices throughout. Peter Dennis did a great recording of these books i ...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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