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The adventures of Christopher Robin and his friends in which Pooh Bear uses a balloon to get honey, Piglet meets a Heffalump, and Eeyore has a birthday.
Hardcover, Anniversary Edition, 161 pages
Published October 1st 2001 by Dutton Juvenile (first published October 14th 1926)
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Bodhi Looks like it's not a direct quote (from a little research). It's poetically strung together from a series of ideas in the last scene in the second bo…moreLooks like it's not a direct quote (from a little research). It's poetically strung together from a series of ideas in the last scene in the second book, The House at Pooh Corner. I guess it was made as some sort of "greeting card" blurb and was so touching, it spread all over the place. (congrats to whoever that author is). Christopher Robin asks Pooh to promise to never forget about him, then they go off together, but it says they will always be playing there…(less)
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Paul Bryant
Mar 22, 2011 rated it it was ok
Winnie-the-Pooh, light of my life, fire of my loins. My sin, my soul. Win-knee-the-Pooh: the tip of the lip taking a trip of three steps down the palate to return at four to kiss : Pooh. He was Pooh, plain Pooh, in the morning, standing eighteen inches in one sock. He was that scruffy old bear at school. He was Mr Winnie Pooh on the dotted line. But in my arms he was always Bear.
In which the animals meet a Hostile Reviewer, and Pooh invents a New Breakfast

One morning, Pooh and Piglet were walking through the Hundred Acre Wood, when they spied a strange Creature lying on the ground. As they got closer, they could see that it looked a bit like a very large Boy. But what was most remarkable was that someone had tied it down with hundreds of tiny ropes. It could hardly move a finger, and there was even something tied over its mouth.

"Mmf!" said the creature in a loud but rat
Lisa of Troy
Aug 31, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Cheerfully magical.....

Winnie-the-Pooh and his friends, Eeyore, Piglet, Rabbit, Owl, Kanga, Roo, and Christopher Robin all have adventures in the Hundred Acre Woods.

This is another book on the list of 100 Books to Read Before You Die According to the BBC:

First of all, this book is magic. In my typical fashion, I read this book using a technique called immersion reading, listening to the audiobook while following along in a text version. It was my LUCKY d
Apr 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
“Some people care too much. I think it's called love.”

Since Winnie-the-Pooh is my favourite Disney movie, I decided to read book it's based on. Turns out it is one of my favourite books.
It is so absolutely sweet and filled with smart humor. What I like most about Winnie-the-Pooh is this melancholic feeling you get while reading. I just really really love it so much. I will forever read this to my future children (or dogs. Depends.)

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Jan 19, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: childrens
Delightful! The first time I've ever read it! This book / series will live for ever. This is the one with Eeyore's tale, the coming of Kanga and Roo, finding the North Pole, the great flood and many more. A remarkable timeless piece of work, originally published in 1926! 9 out of 12

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Petra mostly on hiatus in hospital in Mexico
I got four matching hardback books today:

When We Were Very Young
Now We Are Six
Winnie-the-Pooh and
The House at Pooh Corner.

I was going to put some ribbon around them and sell them as a set, but I got lost in reading The King's Breakfast (and loving Shepard's illustrations) aloud. I don't really want to sell the book now. I want to have kiddies come into the shop and on the pretext of perhaps making a sale from the parents reading the poems aloud. Most of the parents won't be impressed though, the
Winnie-the-Pooh by A.A. Milne was my favorite book series as a child. Later, when my own kids sat listening to the adventures of Christopher Robin, Pooh Bear, Piglet, and Eeyore, and the gang, it was a little bit of a shock to discover this series, with its charming stories, are not just for kids.

A little Consideration, a little Thought for Others, makes all the difference

I enjoyed sharing these stories with my own children, loving the chance - or excuse- to read them all over again, struck
Ahmad Sharabiani
Winnie-the-Pooh (Winnie-the-Pooh #1), A.A. Milne

Winnie-the-Pooh (1926) is the first volume of stories about Winnie-the-Pooh, written by A. A. Milne and illustrated by E. H. Shepard.

The book focuses on the adventures of a teddy bear called Winnie-the-Pooh and his friends Piglet, a small toy pig; Eeyore, a toy donkey; Owl, a live owl; and Rabbit, a live rabbit.

The characters of Kanga, a toy kangaroo, and her son Roo are introduced later in the book, in the chapter entitled "In Which Kanga and Ba
Mar 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Can you believe Winnie-the-Pooh by A.A. Milne is almost 100 years old? I was shocked when I found out... I thought it was from the 1950s or 1960s... nonetheless, it's an amazing memory. So many fun characters, great childhood moment and even some adult ones come from these books and the subsequent mass market media that came from them. It always had me wondering... what exactly is a "pooh," as in bear... Christopher Robin's made-up name, so it seems, came from a childhood
The Winnie the Pooh books are great because everyone has some sort of problem. Pooh is painfully naïve, Piglet is neurotic, Owl is a narcissist, Eeyore has major depression, Tigger is hyperactive, Rabbit is a sociopath, and Kanga needs to spend an afternoon with The Feminine Mystique. It's good for kids to learn that pretty much anyone you meet will have some sort of major problem.

Sep 04, 2021 rated it really liked it
Gosh this took me right back! Wonderful book, wonderful memories!
Sean Barrs
Winnie-the-Pooh is so much fun. It has all the things that make for a fantastic children’s story.

Like The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe and Harry Potter there is a hidden world (a much better world) on the fringes of our own. Enter a wardrobe, a platform or a tree and you are on the cusp of something grand. It’s pure escapism. However, for all that, the Pooh stories are very simply written. Unlike the two books I just mentioned, I don’t think there’s much beyond the basic humorous moments in
3 Stars

I am pretty sure I read this book when I was a kid and loved it. I figured it would be a great book to read out loud to my kids. Unfortunately it ended up being a somewhat painful book to read out loud.

While the stories are cute and memorable, the writing and dialogue is frequently convoluted and confusing. There is such and excess of run-on sentences that Milne even breaks the fourth wall at one point to comment about run-on sentences. Also, there is random capitalization throughout the
Merphy Napier
Dec 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: five-stars, classics
This is such a beautiful series and I had a great time the second time around. I can't wait to read this to my son someday


I was not expecting this to become a new favorite! It has a similar style to Peter Pan and it's SO FREAKING FUNNY! I loved this so much and am SO EXCITED to continue with the series!
Dec 29, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children-s-books
What a beautiful stroll down memory lane!

Winnie the Pooh is a classic and a personal favorite of mine. I still have my stuffed Winne the Pooh that I had as a child and I have no idea how many times I watched the Winnie-the-Pooh videos with my son when he was little. Needless to say, when I saw this was offered as an audiobook, I had to scoop it up!

Hats off to the narrator who I thought did an amazing job with the voices and bringing life to Christopher Robin, Winnie the Pooh and all of A. A. Mil
Shirley Revill
My children and grandchildren love Winnie the Pooh and I must admit so do I.
He's my favourite bear and there is so much wisdom in these books by A.A Milne.
The stories from my childhood never seem to age and are loved by many children today both big and small. Pure nostalgia. 🐻
Apr 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
There is nothing I can say that does this book justice. It is a work of art. The word play is stupendous. It is funny from start to finish. It is perfect for both adults and kids. Although the lines and the vocabulary are actually better suited to adults, it works exceedingly well for both. By first entertaining and amusing the adults, it pushes them to talk and explain to their kids what may be difficult for them to understand. Kids know when their parents are enjoying themselves and then they ...more
Oct 04, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Winnie's poo
Recommended to Mariel by: Eeyore's hot tail
Celebrity Death Match versus Heart of Darkness.
Dear Christopher Robin,
Your father and I miss you but we feel that it would be best if you spent the remainder of the summer at camp, as previously agreed. You quit the boy scouts, band and your newspaper route to spend more time with those... things. Really, my son, you are much too told to play with... stuffed animals. To think, all my friends in the bridge meetings have all-star athlete sons and honor roll daughters to brag about. I have Christop
Me: “This was purely research for my book!”

Narrator’s Voiceover: “And this was the moment when Carolyn lied to herself. It wasn’t “purely research!”


All jokes aside, my love for Pooh and the other inhabitants of the 100 acre wood has only grown since first meeting them as a child!

My deepest thanks to A. A. Milne and E. H. Shephard!
Winnie the Pooh. I grew up watching the cartoon and the movies on the Magical World of Disney. I watched them so many times that I have them etched in my memory, the accents of the characters and songs included. My middle daughter, although not a strong reader, loves bears. When she was younger, my parents bought her the set of Pooh books in an attempt to stimulate her reading. Her name is there on the inside cover in purple marker, but I don’t think anyone ever read them. Needing comfort reads ...more
Mar 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So beautifully and so simply written (deceptively so) by A.A. Milne and exquisitely illustrated by E.H. Shepard (initially black/white line drawings and later colour washed by Shepard himself).

These are the stories of a boy and his bear, his world and all the wonderful characters that inhabit that world – 100 Acre Wood, his childhood and ultimately the passing of that childhood.

What could have been (especially considering the era in which they were written) a particularly twee, sickly sweet an
Nov 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Whenever I think of Winnie-the-Pooh, I think of an incredibly sweet melancholy. Like, A.A Milne is not allowed to make me feel these feels in the form of a children's story book!

"If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you."

"How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard."

“Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.”

“You can't stay i
Kelly (and the Book Boar)
Jan 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
Back at work after 10 days of vacay and my current mindset is a little summin' like this . . . .


Following the resounding success of my Locus Quest, I faced a dilemma: which reading list to follow it up with? Variety is the spice of life, so I’ve decided to diversify and pursue six different lists simultaneously. This book falls into my BEDTIME STORIES list.

I have a little boy and love reading to him, so this reading list will cover the classic (and new) children’s stories we’re enjoying together.

My baby son is six months old and as part of his bedtime routine we're reading him stories.
Bryce Wilson
Jun 16, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: classic-lit, children
It's tough to read something this perfect and pure without feeling a bit like Milton's Satan, dismayed by just how far from true innocence and grace I've fallen.

Bob (aka Bobby Lee)
Winnie-the-Pooh by A.A. Milne, Ernest H. Shepard (Decorations)

'Pooh,' said rabbit kindly, 'you haven't any brain.'
'I know,' said Pooh humbly.

'It is hard to be brave,' said Piglet, sniffing slightly, 'when you're only a Very Small Animal.'

Very small animal indeed - just like the rest of us. Believe it or not, I had never read this book before. While scanning friend's reviews I came across this book several times and decided I needed to experience it since I've gone all these years without.

Pure j
m a r y l i z
Aug 09, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
So that was sweet. <3 Short, simple, and absolutely precious. This brought me back to my childhood of watching Winnie-the-Pooh and visiting Disneyland. *happy sigh* Definitely recommend reading this right before you go to college, hehe. ;)

Kon R.
Mar 22, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Any book that gets my kids to be quiet during a long car ride gets a 5 star rating from me. The fact that it makes me chuckle here and there is a plus.
Dannii Elle
Silly old Pooh!

Winnie the Pooh is like a rite of passage to many and yet, despite watching the TV and movie adaptations, I have never read or been read this book. Fortunately, this holds equal appeal to both child and adult readers alike, much due to the ironically humorous style and the silly anecdotes of the adorable cast of animals who grace these pages. This was a quick read but an unforgettable one. A full five stars from this adult reader, who can only wish she read this two decades ago, a
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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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