Winnie the Pooh

Winnie the Pooh

Book - 1992
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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.
Publisher: New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Puffin Books, 1992
ISBN: 9780140361216
0140361219
9780606089388
0606089381
9780812422900
0812422902
Branch Call Number: J PB MILNE
Characteristics: 161 p. : ill., map ; 20 cm

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CMLibrary_DJeffrey Apr 08, 2021

A postmodern masterpiece. Every letter is perfect.

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RoyalJellyIII
Dec 10, 2020

Like pretty much everyone else in the world I'd heard of WINNIE-THE-POOH. I'd even seen a lot of the TV shows and movies (a friend of mine actually wrote some of the TV shows for Disney). But it wasn't until I watched GOODBYE CHRISTOPHER ROBIN that I became interested in reading the books. I am so very glad I did.

I've only read the first one so far, and, as expected, it is a wonderful children's story; but what I didn't realize was how uniquely well-written it is. Admittedly the opening caught me off-guard and I had to re-read it twice to understand the point-of-view, but once I realized what Mr. Milne was doing, I loved it.

Yes, the storytelling is simplistic. Mr. Milne is obviously writing for a very young audience. This makes his style entirely appropriate, plus his ability to tell his story from the standpoint of a child is amazing. But it is his characters that make WINNIE work most of all. They are brilliantly childlike and likable.

Kudos, Mr. Milne. WINNIE-THE-POOH is a wonderful accomplishment, and deserves all of its accolades. I have no doubt it will still be around in another hundred years.

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maiki69
Nov 26, 2020

A. A. Milne introduced Christopher Robin et al to the world in 1926, and we've never looked back. Today, our favorite bear is still selling books, hanging with the likes of Eeyore, Kanga, Piglet and friends, and we still can't get enough. Unlike a certain mouse who shall go unnamed, Pooh's fans don't require a magic kingdom in return for their loyalty. With awesome illustrations by Ernest H. Shepard, how can anyone not love WINNIE-THE-POOH?

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mikey69
Nov 30, 2019

Everybody's favorite bear and his pals romp from one adventure to another in Winnie-the-Pooh (Dell Publishingt Co., $1.50), the book that introduced Pooh to the world. A study in balance, there's more to this silly old bear than mere cuteness. With full-color illustrations by Ernest H. Shepard.

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purplecheetah98
Oct 10, 2019

A very endearing novella which is only 10 chapters long. The words are simple enough and it makes a quick read. You could finish the whole book in a day if you have a lot of free time. There’s lots of illustrations between the pages and the paragraphs are often spaced out. The narration of this book is pretty unique. It’s like a combination of all the literary perspectives: 1st person, 2nd person and 3rd person. 1st person being the author themselves, 2nd person being Christopher Robin, and 3rd person being the various animals characters.

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1aa
Feb 19, 2019

The production quality is a bit low, but its carefully and playfully read.
Take a fat and foolish bear, whose fatness and foolishness is regularly denigrated but is still shown to be loveable. I had had the idea, before hearing it, that it was written in verse, but it wasn't.

dhbhagat Jan 17, 2019

Join in on the adventures of Winnie-the-Pooh and travel back to your childhood with this delightful story.

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dollydaguerre
Sep 05, 2018

Maybe it just isn’t the version I’m used to, but in my mind, this can’t hold a candle to the BBC version narrated by Alan Bennett. It’s almost as if they tried to choose someone who was British but not TOO British. No thank you!

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Pigmama6
Jul 02, 2018

This was a pure joy to listen to. Narrator, Peter Dennis brought all the characters to life. I especially loved the little snorts Piglet made when he was talking, they made me laugh. I loved all of Pooh's songs, he really is a very clever bear. Highly recommended for all ages.

JCLAyahA Feb 01, 2018

For all that Winnie-the-Pooh has been lauded and cherished, it's still a highly underrated bunch of novels. Not only is the Hundred-Acre Wood rife with personality and character that has appeal for both children and adults, but there is a great deal of philosophical significance built into the story. The characters can represent any number of movements and literary perspectives, and they seem happily aware of that. They are comfortable, adored, and they know they're in a book. I mean, what more could you want? It doesn't hurt that they're stuffed animals, either. The charm and significance of Winnie-the-Pooh is timeless. Don't settle for the animated films, good as they are. This one's worth reading thrice.

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maiki69
Nov 26, 2020

The Piglet was sitting on the ground at the door of his house blowing happily at a dandelion, and wondering whether it would be this year, next year, sometime, or never. He had just discovered that it would be never, and was trying to remember what 'it' was, and hoping it wasn't anything nice, when Pooh came up."
-A. A. Milne, WINNIE-THE-POOH

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mikey69
Nov 30, 2019

A study in balance, there's more to this silly old bear than mere cuteness.
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Laura_X Apr 13, 2015

Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude.

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lisahiggs
Oct 31, 2011

Here is Edward Bear, coming downstairs now, bump, bump, bump, on the back of his head, behind Christopher Robin. It is, as far as he knows, the only way of coming downstairs, but sometimes he feels that there really is another way, if only he could stop bumping for a moment and think of it. And then he feels that perhaps there isn’t. Anyhow, here he is at the bottom, and ready to be introduced to you. Winnie-the-Pooh.

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étoile
Apr 25, 2011

"When you wake up in the morning, Pooh," said Piglet at last, "what's the first thing you say to yourself?"
"What's for breakfast?" said Pooh. "What do you say Piglet?"
"I say, I wonder what's going to happen exciting today?"
Pooh nodded thoughtfully.
"It's the same thing," he said.

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maiki69
Nov 26, 2020

Everybody's favorite bear and his pals romp from one adventure to another in this, the book that introduced Pooh to the world. A study in balance, there's more to this silly old bear than mere cuteness. With full-color illustrations by Ernest H. Shepard.

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mikey69
Nov 30, 2019

A study in balance, there's more to this silly old bear than mere cuteness. Everybody's favorite bear and his pals romp from one adventure to another in this, the book that introduced Pooh to the world. Full-color illustrations by Ernest H. Shepard.

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