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The Art of Winnie-the-Pooh: How E. H. Shepard Illustrated an Icon

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Foreword by Minette Shepard

The enchanting story of how illustrator, E.H. Shepard, created the classic illustrations for some of the most beloved characters in English children’s literature—Winnie-the-Pooh and his friends from the Hundred Acre Wood, Piglet, Eeyore, Tigger, Kanga, Roo, Christopher Robin, and more—and the remarkable partnership between the writer, A.A. Milne,
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Hardcover, 160 pages
Published May 1st 2018 by Harper Design (first published September 7th 2017)
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Dorothy
Jun 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a beautiful book. James Campbell has done a marvelous job of collecting examples of the art of EH Shepherd who did the illustrations for the Winnie the Pooh books and 'The Wind in the Willows'. Redolent of memories from childhood, every page holds delight. I was reminded of the animals of the 100 acre wood, and the poetry some of which is permanently etched in my memory. My favourite was 'The King's breakfast' which is printed in full. Inside the back cover is an envelope containing an ...more
Patsy Parker
Oct 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Art lovers and people who love biographies
This is an excellent biography about E. H. Shepard and how he came about to work with A. A. Milne to help bring the characters of Winnie the Pooh to life in art. There are many full-page illustrations, some that have never been published, and a great deal of biographical information about Shepard as well as Milne.

I really enjoyed this book. It is hardback, ordered from the U.K. at a very reasonable price, and was worth the wait.

I think it would be an encouragement and a great asset for any
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Rita Ciresi
Jun 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fans of classic children's literature will enjoy this romp through the Hundred Acre Wood, exploring the "decorations" of Ernest H. Shepard and his collaboration with A.A. Milne. These never-seen-before early sketches of Pooh, Piglet, and Christopher Robin are charming and delightful and show how author and illustrator worked together to develop some of children's literature's most enduring characters.
Denise Junker
Mar 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: art, kindle
Simplistic But to the Point

I really enjoyed this book. The biographical detail intertwined with the play-by-play of the publication of the Winnie-the-Pooh books was detailed but never burdensome. The language seems meant for young readers but conveys the story very well. The numerous illustrations that are all explained in the text is a rare-find and highly appreciated.
Rae
May 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A lovely look at the collaboration between Milne and Shepard to produce Winnie the Pooh and all of his friends from the Hundred Acre Wood. Filled with drawings and sketches by Shepard — many not seen before.
Annette
Jul 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My family Ryan and Celeste gave me this book. I loved the illustrations and I just love Pooh so this book was a real gift to read.
Alice Oakey
Sep 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wonderful book about the creation and devotion to the Winnie the Pooh books.
Monica
Nice to see how Winnie evolved both as an idea and in illustrations. This is a quick read.
Joan Morin
Jan 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved it.
Olga Vannucci
Feb 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Winnie-the-Pooh
And E.H. Shepard too.
Charlotte Harrison-sheffield
Such a beautiful book, easy to read + understand & contains some of E.H.Shepards most beloved sketches of the ever so famous Winnie-The-Pooh and his friends.
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Leah
Jun 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A thoroughly charming book for any Pooh lover. Ernest Shepard's charming illustrations will bring back childhood memories for many generations. Just saw the lovely exhibit "Remembering the real Winnie: the world's most famous bear turns 100" at the Pooh Gallery in Assiniboine Park in Winnipeg, MB - a must to see if you are in town. And yes, Winnie was named after Winnipeg!
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James Campbell, FBA, was a British historian with a particular interest in the Medieval period and Anglo-Saxon studies. Campbell was born in Cheltenham and was a fellow at Worcester College, University of Oxford, where he served as the University's Senior Proctor for 1973-74.