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The Complete Tales of Winnie-the-Pooh

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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
Leather Bound, 344 pages
Published March 7th 2015 by Dutton Children's Books (first published October 14th 1926)
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James
As part of a children's book readathon on my blog in August 2018, voters chose Winnie-the-Pooh by A.A. Milne as one of our award-winning books to read this week. I was very excited to pick up this classic again as I haven't read it in over thirty years. I've seen several shows and cartoons with nieces, nephews, and cousins, but reading the wonderfully illustrated picture books was a fresh experience. I adore the world Milne has created with all the amazing characters in the woods. It's a bit of ...more
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 14, 2011 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
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Melora
Jan 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children-s-books
Another one of those “imbibed with mother's milk” books, like The Wind in the Willows and The Hobbit, which I am incapable of commenting on with any sort of objectivity. I get a kick out of Pooh's “hums,” and the characters are old friends. My dad's nickname for my mom was “Pooh,” and she introduced him to the Pooh books when they were dating (he was a Jewish boy from Staten Island, and knew all about science and philosophy, but had missed out on most of the children's classics), and lines and c ...more
Trish
Jan 18, 2016 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
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Iryna *Book and Sword*
“Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.”

So I made myself a large cup of tea with honey, got under blankets and read this favorite of mine (well, a favorite might a an understatement). I might have molded into the Pooh Bear himself, and I'm oh so okay with it.

“Some people talk to animals. Not many listen though. That's the problem.”

There are kids books, and then there are books for all ages. Books that are not only adorable, but profound that they make you laugh out l
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Jeremy
A lot funnier than I expected. Started reading this a few days before National Winnie-the-Pooh Day (Jan. 18—the birthday of A. A. Milne, b. 1882).

A little confusing for young children because of the point-of-view: The narrator (A. A. Milne) is telling a story about his telling a story to his son, Christopher Robin (see pp. 1–2, 87). The "About A. A. Milne" section at the beginning says that Christopher Robin Milne was Alan Alexander and Daphne Milne's only child. He received stuffed animals (bea
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Chris
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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Ambrosia
Jan 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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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
Vivian
Apr 09, 2010 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
Micki
Sep 28, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Paul Bryant
Nov 02, 2011 marked it as probably-never  ·  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.
HAMLET
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Orbi Alter
Dec 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Mali plisanci iz ove price su svi predivni i ne moze se to drugacije reci. Bas svatko od njih predstavlja jednu karakternu osobinu, a njihove zajednicke avanture su sve od reda podsjetnik na najvaznije stvari u zivotu. I bedasto su urnebesni i tope led svojom toplinom... Posveta malom Christopheru Robinu kojeg svi nosimo u svom bicu!
Anna
Jun 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have no qualms about counting this book towards my Goodreads challenge, not only because of the page count, but because I'm convinced it only gets funnier and more profound the older you get. I can see myself in each of the characters, although there are a couple I particularly identify with (Pooh and Eeyore, depending on the day and my mood ;) ). I was so choked up at the end that I could barely get through the last paragraph. Absolutely wonderful.
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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Young At Heart Reader
I feel like I'm one of the few people who didn't actually grow up with Winnie the Pooh. I didn't watch the cartoon series or the movies. I didn't read the books other than the ones printed by Disney.

Oddly enough I did write some Winnie the Pooh stories when I was a kid, but those have long since been forgotten.

Because of this, I don't think I can appreciate these stories like others. While I did find them charming, some of the stories were somewhat simple and dull, characteristics that alienate
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Amanda
Jul 18, 2011 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
Ben Goodridge
Feb 19, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Children's books often have a clarity that most books for grownups lack; I'm certainly way outside the target demographic for this one, but it doesn't mean--

"Wait a minute, you've NEVER read 'Winnie-the-Pooh?'"

No, I haven't. Not that I know of. Anyway--

"Never?"

That's rather the point of that big pile of books over there, that they're the ones I've had for a while but haven't got 'round to reading yet. I've had this one since 2002, but--

"You've been Disney-poisoned, haven't you? Your sum total of
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Kristin
I have read these to my son many times since he turned 4..,and now at 5, he finds them funnier (and sometimes sadder) than ever. The characters are alive to us, and we quote this book to each other and of course describe every rainy, windy day as "quite blustery."
Galadrielė
Aug 14, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
☆3.5/5☆
Jovita Vaitkutė
Negalėjau neduoti šiai knygai visų penkių žvaigždučių. Ji tokia paprasta, miela, šilta, kad tikrai verta gerų įvertinimų. Rašoma apie Pūkuotuko ir jo draugų didesnius ar mažesnius nuotykius. Joje yra visko: draugystės, nuoširdžių pastangų, vaikiško naivumo, geraširdiškumo. O kur dar Pūkuotuko murmelės "O gegutė neulbuoja, Tik kukuoja ir būbuoja, Mikė sau pūkuotukuoja it paukštis". Viena iš gražesnių vaikiškų knygučių.
Haley
Good to revisit these old tales, this time with my kids, who loved going through the adventures of Pooh and friends over the last several weeks. My daughter loves Pooh. My son says, "Tigger is just like me. Christopher Robin is just like me."
Anna-Carolina
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
Bill
Jul 25, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
2017: Read to my younger daughters (age 7 & 5) - on reflection slightly too old for them I think, but fun to read together.

2010 Reading: Read with oldest daughter (age 5) 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.
Lina Kerbelyte
Dec 26, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A very witty and enjoyably book for kids and adults alike. The vivid description of characters reminds you of people you know 😂.
Daniel Klawitter
"Poetry and Hums aren't things which you get, they're things which get you. And all you can do is to go where they can find you" ---A.A. Milne.
vhatos
Oct 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Читана-перечитана у ранньому дитинстві чудова, добра книга про маленький, видуманий світ, який населяють чудернацькі персонажі, що скоюють дивні вчинки, декламують усякі каламбури...
Thomas
Apr 23, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Some books live up to their reputation. Winne-the-Pooh was never a huge favourite of mine as a child but the illustrations in particular evoke a strong, spooky nostalgia. Like all great children's books they are a different entity as an adult reader. So enjoying them as an adult with my daughter came as a revelation and a surprise. There is no exagerating the magic and sublimely silly humour of these books - a celebration of escapism and childhood if there ever was one. I was equally astounded b ...more
Donna Barnes
I recently saw the film "Goodbye, Christopher Robin," and it inspired me to finally sit down and read this gem of a book. Unlike my husband who had it read to him every night when he was little, I never had it read to me, nor read it to myself. I'm not sure why --- perhaps my age --- there was renewed interest into Winnie the Pooh when Disney got the rights, so maybe that had something to do with it. Anyway, I thoroughly enjoyed reading it, remembering, of course, that I'm not the demographic to ...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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