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The World of Winnie-the-Pooh (Winnie-the-Pooh #1-2)

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The world of Pooh is the Thousand Acre Wood of Winnie-the-Pooh and his friends Piglet, Eeyore, Tigger, Kanga, Christopher Robin, and more. He is a whimsical philosopher, staunch friend, plump, and fond of honey. He calls himself a Bear of Very Little Brain, but is wise and loving. Delicate paintings loved by centuries of children.
Hardcover, 353 pages
Published October 14th 2010 by Dutton Books for Young Readers (first published October 14th 1926)
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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
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
Oct 21, 2011 Mariel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Jan 31, 2016 Trish rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I think everyone has heard the name Winnie-the-Pooh at some point. I even remember watching the TV show when I was younger (but not for long).

However, I'm one of those people who never got to read the book as a kid and I only rediscovered it now while catching up with all the classics I've missed out on.
So I found this all-in-one volume online and had to have it since it not only contains all the stories but also has the original illustrations by Ernest Howard Shepard.

I have to say, this book i
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."

Paul Bryant
Nov 02, 2011 Paul Bryant marked it as assorted-rants-about-stuff  ·  review of another edition
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.
May 20, 2015 Vivian rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children-s
My first memories of being read aloud to are with this book. My father would read to my sisters and I while my mother completed preparations for supper. We each identified with one of the characters. I was Christopher Robin (being the eldest), my next sister was Pooh (it seemed to me she was always the most interesting character proto-type in all the books I read), my next sister was Rabbit, my next sister was Piglet, and the baby sister was Roo. Our mother was Kanga (of course) and our father w ...more
Sep 30, 2008 Micki rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: anyone who wants to inspire their children
There is no comparison between the original book and the saccharine Disney version of our friend, Pooh. Milne's version is so full of insights into childhood to delight the adult reader that are entirely missed by the more popular version. I bought this book on a whim while trying to start a family, read it to my babies long before they are ready to enjoy these stories, and look forward to sharing Pooh's delightful adventures with them as they grow up. I don't know that I need any other books in ...more
Jan 26, 2012 Ambrosia rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
At the time of this writing, I am twenty-eight years old. People tell me I come off as intelligent, opinionated, cynical and sarcastic, with a dark and very adult sense of humor. I don't much like children and don't plan to have any of my own. My childhood, while not particularly awful, is nothing I look back on with nostalgia - mostly I'm pretty glad to have gotten to the point where I'm allowed my own life. Generally, my literary tastes run far closer to Patrick Suskind or Neil Gaiman than Mil ...more
Jul 18, 2011 Amanda rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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
Jan 02, 2017 Melissa rated it it was amazing
If you ever get a chance to read the Pooh Bear stories aloud to someone, whether child or adult, take it.
Ebster Davis
Sep 26, 2016 Ebster Davis rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
No. I'm not crying, you're crying. So shudup!
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;
Joel Simon
May 24, 2011 Joel Simon rated it it was ok
Shelves: fiction, children
I had never before read the complete Winnie-the-Pooh stories, and I had high hopes for this book. Having grown up knowing the characters from television specials, and later seeing the smiles on my children's faces when meeting the characters at Disneyland Paris, I really wanted to love the book. I thought of it sitting nicely beside The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and Alice's Adventures in Wonderland as favorite books that also turned out to be classics in television and movie format. So this became ...more
Dec 26, 2009 Nicole rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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
Aug 01, 2011 Michele rated it it was amazing
I read a few Pooh stories as a child and they didn't grab me. The movies, with an annoying Tigger and an ever-perplexed Pooh and his honey pot did nothing to attract me and seemed rather slow.

However, I recently revisited the original stories and was delighted and touched. The wit and personality observations. Eeyore's sarcasm. The reverence they have for Christopher Robin who is all-knowing to the forest creatures, but would be considered a child too young to have opinions of any importance in
Sep 26, 2015 Chris rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: no-longer-own
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
Jan 11, 2009 Yanni rated it did not like it
This unimaginative (consider the names of the main characters for example) vile "clever" nonsense is nauseatingly self-indulgent for the adult reader. It is notably adult, both stylistically and in it's observations, written in a dreadful condescending tone that falls on dead-ears of the "intended" audience - namely, the child listener who is read their bedtime story. This appalling claptrap was probably never actually intended for children to enjoy, rather - it's wooden and non-believable rende ...more
Damien Cowger
Nov 14, 2014 Damien Cowger rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Natalie Goguen
Dec 04, 2015 Natalie Goguen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is about Pooh Bear and his friends going on adventures with Christopher Robbins. These stories give you valuable friendship lessons and even though they are small they have a great meaning. I personally love Winnie the Pooh, I have my whole life. My dad used to read one story to me every night from this book when i was little. Anyways, Pooh bear is a stuffed animal of Christopher Robbin and Christopher loved him to pieces. They did almost everything together. In each short story, there ...more
Dec 29, 2015 Anita rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reread-2015
Nagyon aranyos mese, kifejezetten gyerekbarát, ráadásul a túlhypeolás se tett neki rosszat! Micimackóék élete igazi klasszikus, de én még sosem olvastam – kisebb koromban anyum olvasott fel a jelölt kiadásból (szóval van egy enyhén romos példányom és azt olvastam most el :)).

Igazából az egész úgy aranyos, ahogy van. Rengeteg szerethető fricskából, egymás kiosztásából, bájos átverésekből, kalandos felfedezésekből és humoros történetek sokaságából áll össze a Micimackó és a körülötte / vele élők f
Jan 09, 2016 Meagan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Jan 13, 2017 Peter rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: belletristik
Von einem Interview mit Harry Rowohlt in Ö1 angeregt habe ich mir Pu der Bär gekauft und jetzt mit der Lektüre begonnen. Nach dem Buch "über das Alter" brauche ich eindeutig eine schnelle Verjüngungskur. Und die ist gelungen. Pu der Bär hat sich irgendwie an meinem Buchradar vorbeigeschwindelt, und zu meinem Glück ist er doch noch aufgetaucht. Sehr eigenwilliger Stil und sehr eigenwillige Geschehnisse heben dieses "Kinderbuch" von mir bekannten Büchern deutlich ab. Also ich habe mit großem Vergn ...more
Mar 16, 2016 Lauren rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
These stories were magical. I've always loved Pooh and his friends, but I was more familiar with the Disney representation. I'm glad to say that at least in their earlier movies, they were faithful to the tone of these wonderful stories.

There's a solid whimsy quality, and a heavy dose of nonsense. In this edition, the illustrations (or "decorations," as the book cover indicates) were wonderful and did a beautiful job of bringing the story to life.

I will definitely be reading this book again, I'
I read Winnie-the-Pooh for the first time when I was 21 years old and thought it was one of the most funny, sweet and endearing books I have read thus far. I believe Winnie-the-Pooh to be a book that can be enjoyed by both adults and children for completely different reasons. As a 21 year old, I noticed the sometimes sarcastic but, in my opinion, hilarious tone of A.A. Milne's writing, something a child might not notice. I think it is written very cleverly and that Milne has created a beautiful ...more
I remember reading and re-reading this collection of stories all the time when I was younger. I looked all over the house for it this weekend and discovered it hidden in my stepfather's bookcase in his library, squealing with delight when I finally found it. This book and the characters in it are so, so special to me. I am so glad I found the book and am so thankful for A.A. Milne's simple and beautiful prose and his remarkable gift for storytelling. This is a forever book; I know when I am a fa ...more
Nov 15, 2012 Ani rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"Не може да не уважаваш някой, който може да напише Вторник, дори и да е с правописни грешки. Но правописът не е всичко. Има дни, когато да напишеш Вторник — просто не е нужно."
Едно от най-приятните ми занимания напоследък е заедно с 3-годишната ми най-добра приятелка да се потапяме в приключенията на Пух :) И още нещо любимо :
" Може да ме забележат, а може и да не ме забележат - с пчелите никога не се знае."
Dec 27, 2014 Danny rated it really liked it
Shelves: children-s
My parents got me these books at age six when we lived in England, about 75 miles from the hundred acre wood, (which is a real place) where Christopher Robin played with toys who came to life.
My favorite Pooh quote is:
“"Well," said Pooh, "what I like best -- " and then he had to stop and think. Because although Eating Honey was a very good thing to do, there was a moment just before you began to eat it which was better than when you were, but he didn't know what it was called”
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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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