A.A. Milne


Born
in Hampstead, London, England, The United Kingdom
January 18, 1882

Died
January 31, 1956

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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 teachers was H. G. Wells who taught there in 1889–90. Milne attended Westminster School and Trinity College, Cambridge, where he studied on a mathematics scholarship. While there, he edited and wrote for Granta, a student magazine. He collaborated with his brother Kenneth and their articles appeared over the initials AKM. Milne's work came to the atten
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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.”
A.A. Milne, The House at Pooh Corner

“Some people care too much. I think it's called love.”
A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh

“You can't stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.”
A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh

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May 2016 Juvenile Fiction Genre BOM: mystery/thriller

The Red House Mystery by A.A. Milne
The Red House Mystery by A.A. Milne
Published in 1922
This droll whodunit from the creator of Winnie the Pooh sparkles with witty dialogue, deft plotting, and an amusing cast. In between taking tea and playing billiards, an amateur detective and his chum investigate their genial host's disappearance. A series of lighthearted capers ensues, replete with secret passageways, underwater evidence, and other atmospheric devices.

 
  2 votes, 50.0%

The Secret of the Old Clock (Nancy Drew, #1) by Carolyn Keene
The Secret of the Old Clock by Carolyn Keene (Pseudonym for Mildred Wirt Benson for the original 1930 edition, she was born in July)
Published in 1930
Nancy Drew has to help Mr. Crowly’s friends find his missing will, before the evil Topham family steals his full inheritance.

 
  1 vote, 25.0%

The Headless Cupid by Zilpha Keatley Snyder
The Headless Cupid by Zilpha Keatley Snyder (May author)
Published in 1971 | Newbery Honor (1972)
When the four Stanley children meet Amanda, their new stepsister, they're amazed to learn that she studied witchcraft. They're stunned to see her dressed in a strange costume, carrying a pet crow, and surrounded by a pile of books about the supernatural.

It's not long before Amanda promises to give witchcraft lessons to David, Janie, and the twins. But that's when strange things start happening in their old house. David suspects Amanda of causing mischief, until they learn that the house really was haunted a long time ago.

Legend has it that a ghost cut the head off a wooden cupid on the stairway. Has the ghost returned to strike again?

 
  1 vote, 25.0%

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