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The Complete Tales and Poems of Winnie-the-Pooh (Winnie-the-Pooh #1-4)

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In 1926, the world was introduced to a portly little bear named Winnie-the-Pooh. Along with his young friend, Christopher Robin, Pooh delighted readers from the very beginning. His often befuddled perceptions and adorable insights won the hearts of everyone around him, including his close group of friends. From the energetic Tigger to the dismal Eeyore, A. A. Milne created ...more
Hardcover, 557 pages
Published October 1st 2001 by Dutton Books for Young Readers (first published January 1st 1961)
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Manny
For the Celebrity Death Match Review Tournament, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (9) versus The Complete Tales and Poems of Winnie-the-Pooh (24)

It was a most enjoyable picnic. Pooh was just finishing the last bit of honey and licking around the edge of the pot in a Contented Way, when he suddenly realised that he was sitting on something. Something damp and squishy. Something...

"Oh bother!!" said Pooh. "Drat and bother and double bother!!! I've sat on two of Rabbit's Friends and Relations!
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·Karen·
Celebrity Death Match Review Elimination Tournament Round 2

The Complete Tales and Poems of Winnie-the-Pooh vs Heart of Darkness

Hush Hush! Whisper who dares!
Christopher Robin is saying his prayers.
God bless Mummy. I know that's right.
Ooh wasn't it funny at teatime tonight?

There was Tigger and Owl and Kanga and Roo
And Jozef Korzeniowski and Piglet and Pooh
And wasn't Joe greedy? Straight from the sea
He wolfed down the cake and left none for me.

And Owl kept on winking and shaking his head
But nodded
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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)

Pooh was getting rather tired of everyone ganging up on him, and he wondered if there was some way he could grab just a couple more votes. He suddenly thought of his old friend Vikki Blows. Now if he inserted the picture here...

"Oh, help!" said Pooh, as a half-dozen angry comments appeared on his screen.

"If only I hadn't--" he said, as a dozen even more angry message
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Marvin
Written for the Celebrity Death Match Review Tournament

"Oh, Bother!" stated the Pooh-Bear.

"What could be the matter, Pooh," Asked Christopher Robin. "Haven't you counted all the bees in the hive and chased all the clouds in the sky?"

"Don't quote silly Kenny Loggins songs to me. There's a bigger problem."

"Like?..."

"Well. Mr. Robin. I'm supposed to fight Hamlet in the Death match semi-final. I was expecting to go mano a bearo with him. But all of a sudden these other Characters are showing up and
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Whitaker
Nov 01, 2011 Whitaker marked it as celebrity-death-match
For CELEBRITY DEATH MATCH PURPOSES ONLY: The Complete Tales and Poems of Winnie-the-Pooh versus Hamlet


Scene: Christopher Robin is reading a book. He sighs and throws it down irritably.

Pooh: Why Goodfellow Robin, does that book displease you?

Christopher Robin: ‘Tis a tedious tome about a prince
Troubled by his father’s death. Unnatural
Or so it seemed, and he, umanned by it
Feigned a double nature to seek revenge.

Pooh: Most tedious tome indeed, Goodfellow Robin. Mayhap some hunny might sweeten its
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Chris
For the Celebrity Death Match Review Tournament, Heart of Darkness (25) versus The Complete Tales and Poems of Winnie-the-Pooh (24)

After the meal was over, we retired on deck, just at that time when evening succumbs to night, and listened while Marlow spoke of the time he abandoned the wholesome adventures of the salt seas for the convoluted mysteries of the river. As he filled his pipe, I noticed the shake of his hands and looked on his countenance anew. I had never beheld such a visage before,
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Sakkfeminizmus
Milyen Sakkfeminizmus felkeresi az erdo, és megmutatja, Kanga, hogyan lehet, hogy egy Hamlet Trap

Egy nap, Sakkfeminizmus sétált át a Hundred Acre Wood, amikor találkozott barátjával Kanga.

"Hello, Kanga!" mondta Sakkfeminizmus. "Remélem, élvezi, hogy egy rurally alapú leszbikus feminista egyedülálló anya?"

"Én," sóhajtott Kanga, "ha csak mi nem ezt átkozott Hamlet kóborol csinál soliloquies egész ido alatt. Figyelj, itt van újra!"

Sakkfeminizmus hallgatta figyelmesen. "O az unalmas férfi soviniszta
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Travis
I can remember sitting in my closet with a flashlight and these stories as a child more vividly than most memories of the time. As kids we had most of them individually, so this complete collection is soooo nice to have in my library. My Daughter loves these just as much as I did and I hope she passes these time honored stories along to her kids as well. Thank-You Mr. Milne (wherever you are) for shaping my childhood and teaching me that it was ok to have imaginary friends and very strong belief ...more
Chris
Ah, so that's why Winnie-The-Pooh was my favorite when I was very young.

(Of course, I'm sure it helped that I'm Christopher Ronald.)

This is the first time I've gone back and read these stories since I became old enough to remember them. Though, you could say, I've yet to actually read them, strictly speaking, since they were read to me by my parents when I was little and this time I listened to Peter Dennis ("the only readings of A.A. Milne's Pooh classics authorized by Milne's son, Christopher
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Jamie
I had a baby in September, and one of the most difficult things to absorb, in terms of changes in my life, was that I no longer had endless supplies of “me” time. And of course, I say this as a new mother—which means that, if you have not had children (and if you aren’t specifically a mother—sorry but it’s true), you probably don’t know what I mean. I am a person who LOVES books. I thrive on books. And at six weeks post partum I listlessly watched my fourth season of Nip Tuck while the baby went ...more
Daniel
And then Piglet did a Noble Thing, and he did it in a sort of dream, while he was thinking of all the wonderful words Pooh had hummed about him.

"Yes, it's just the house for Owl," he said grandly. "And I hope he'll be very happy in it." And then he gulped twice, because he had been very happy in it himself.

"What do you think, Christopher Robin?" asked Eeyore a little anxiously, feeling that something wasn't quite right. Christopher Robin had a question to ask first, and he was wondering how to a
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Raelee Carpenter
I mean, Winnie the Pooh... He's my childhood. What can I say?
Joan Winnek
Timeless.

Avoid the Disney illustrations.
Sarah
I read this as part of my personal quest to read children's literature (one of my many quests); most of the books I have read so far as a part of this have been much more disturbing, adult, or macabre than I expected. This is the collection of wonderful works that is different because it is every bit as innocent to me as it was 10 years ago. Hidden themes? None. Hidden adult quips? None whatsoever. This is why I love Winnie-the-Pooh and Milne's nostalgic verses in When We Were Very Young and Now ...more
Brittany
Surprisingly I don't think I had these read to me as a child. When I got a copy of this huge 75th anniversary collection that includes Winnie The Pooh, House at Pooh Corner, When We Were Very Young and Now We Are Six fully illustrated in beautiful watercolors I knew it was time to read it. At 24 it's still not too late to return to your childhood for a romp in the Hundred Acre Woods and a good game of Pooh Sticks.

Overall I thought this edition in particular was beautiful, and I really enjoyed re
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Garrett Zecker
I just recently finished reading this text for the millionth time in my life, and I have to say that it has taken on new meaning in the overall scheme of things. To begin, I had read it many times in my life, mostly in my late adolescence and teenage years. I remember reading the Tao of Pooh and thinking to myself that I was surprised that I was not ACTUALLY familiar with the contents of the texts. it is one of those books that exists within the scope of our English speaking culture that you had ...more
Keeley
Still one of the weirdest books I've ever read, which is ironic because I loved the movies as a kid! I wasn't planning on reading anymore of the stories but I bought this purely as a cover-buy. It wouldn't ever be a re-read but I don't regret my time reading these stories because now I can say I've read the 'book-versions' of all the well-known characters .Plus it's a pretty quick read and the illustrations were lovely :)
Kristina
Just finished reading this book with Ben. He loved it (as did I) and not just because it was the biggest book he's ever read! I've read chapters of this book before, but it was so nice to read them all at one time. Of course when we came to the end of The House at Pooh Corner I started to cry. Christopher Robin is asking Pooh never to forget him, "not even when I'm one hundred". Ben asked if the reason I was crying was because he was Christopher Robin and I was Pooh. I said yes, even though it g ...more
Larry Bassett
Nov 20, 2012 Larry Bassett rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: parents and grandparents
This book is the collection of the four A.A. Milne Pooh books under one cover: Winnie-the-Pooh; The House at Pooh Corner; When We Were Very Young; and, Now We Are Six. As an adult I am glad to have these books on my shelf again. I undoubtedly had them before in their separate books and being reunited is quite nice. However, this collection is much too heavy to be comfortably held up for reading. Especially if you are of the age of Christopher Robin.

I almost forgot to mention that the original "D
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John Burt
My mother read this book to me, and I have read it to all of my children. It is, quite simply, an irreplaceable element in the childhood of an English-speaking person (some of my children were born in another country, and learned English partly with Milne's help).

A.A. Milne turned his son's play with his stuffed toys, and the stories he told his son about them, into a book which is beloved of millions.

Milne wrote a poem about Christopher Robin and his nanny watching the changing of the guard at
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Christy
Nov 29, 2014 Christy added it
Shelves: classic
Who doesn't love Winnie-the-Pooh?! These stories will stay with children until they are well into adulthood, and will tell to their own kids. I loved Pooh Bear when I was little. This book is wonderful, being able to have all these tales in one book! I will definitely have this in my classroom one day to read during story time. All kids love Winnie-the-Pooh. A. A. Milne did a wonderful job with the stories and giving children a fun thing to imagine, being with Pooh Bear and Piglet and all the ot ...more
 Olivermagnus
One of my reading challenges this month was to read a book with a teddy bear on the cover or in the story. I knew instantly that, even though it's a children's book, I was going to reread Winnie the Pooh. What a wonderful, classic story about one of the most beloved characters in children's literature. It's one of the most magical books that entire generations can enjoy together. If your only introduction to Pooh is through the Disney version, please read this book to get a better view of the sw ...more
Watsh
Read it to my about-to-be 7 years old son, who generally likes science fiction chapter books to be read to him, but for a change, one day picked up this book and to my surprise we read chapter after chapter for a few days in succession during bed time. He was particularly delighted by the humor in the book and it was a great fun reading him this classic by A.A.Milne. Christopher Robin in the stories is author's son and author is narrating the stories as if he is reading it to his son and then at ...more
G.c.
Jun 24, 2007 G.c. rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Everyone
My dad read these wonderful books to me when I was a wee boy. I reread them when I was ten. I read them to our kids. I have a set at home (purchased in 1962 when our son was born (to read when the Grandbaby visits)) and I sent a new set to my Grandson Emmett. His Pop better be reading them to him now.

An important lesson for Emmett's young life will be the knowlege that Pooh is not a Disney creation.
Angie
Synopsis: "Come with us to an Enchanted Place, a forest where Winnie-the-Pooh lived with Piglet, Rabbit, Owl, Eeyore, Kanga, and Little Roo. The stories are about Christopher Robin and these good companions having wonderful times getting in and out of trouble. It is all very exciting and, really, quite thrilling no matter how young or old you may be. It is painful to try and imagine what the world would be like without them."

My Review: I downloaded this on a whim the other day when Munchkin was
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Jennifer
I adore Milne's silly old bear so it pains me not to be able to rate this five stars, but the inclusion in this Complete of the two poetry volumes When We Were Very Young and Now We Are Six keeps this edition from scoring a perfect Hundred Acre Woods.

Don't ask me how it's possible, but Winnie the Pooh's verse scans better than Milne's, and closing with two hundred pages of slightly rhyming fluff of no particular (a)cuteness significantly detracts from the brilliance of Winnie the Pooh and The Ho
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Harry
Alan Milne is the father we all want to be, the one who gives our children life-long memories and tales that the whole world enjoys as much as Christopher Robin did. Although my kids were read many tales of the Pooh family from those individual Disney books, I suggest that you bypass Disney and go to the Complete Book. Comprised of four chapters titled “Winnie-the-Pooh”, “The House at Pooh Corner”, “When We were Very Young” and “Now We are Six”. While reading to children or to yourself you can s ...more
Lalita
Nov 08, 2007 Lalita rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: The kid in you.
Shelves: off-on-reads
Who doesn't love Winnie-The-Pooh? He's so cuddly! I relax when reading these and love the innocent humor.
Judy
What can I say that hasn't been said a million times about A.A. Milne's seminal works? I LOVED these books as a child, and I still love them today. I bought this for my son before he was born, but at 16 months old, he's not quite ready for books with paper pages without tearing it to shreds. So I was reading this during his bath play time.

There's just something so innocent and humorous about Winnie-the-Pooh. I never realized that I never read [i]House on Pooh Corner[/i] or Milne's poetry until I
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Ricardo Torres Kompen
Get over the Disney characters and read this.A classic for all ages.
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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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Other Books in the Series

Winnie-the-Pooh (4 books)
  • Winnie-the-Pooh (Winnie-the-Pooh, #1)
  • The House at Pooh Corner (Winnie-the-Pooh, #2)
  • When We Were Very Young (Winnie-the-Pooh, #3)
  • Now We Are Six (Winnie-the-Pooh, #4)
Winnie-the-Pooh (Winnie-the-Pooh, #1) The House at Pooh Corner (Winnie-the-Pooh, #2) The World of Winnie-the-Pooh (Winnie-the-Pooh, #1-2) When We Were Very Young (Winnie-the-Pooh, #3) Now We Are Six (Winnie-the-Pooh, #4)

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