Life and Times of the Real Winnie-the-Pooh, The

Life and Times of the Real Winnie-the-Pooh, The : The Teddy Bear Who Inspired A. A. Milne

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The real stuffed bear that became an international symbol of hope. The beloved characters of the Hundred Acre Wood were created by author A.A. Milne with the help of his wife and young son. Through the combined imagination of one family, a playtime fantasy turned into an international phenomenon. Winnie the Pooh soon outgrew his old home, leaving the Milnes far behind. This biographical reference traces the steps of the actual stuffed bear, the Milne family, and the loveable character they created. It is the recorded beginnings and development of the internationally recognized bedtime story.
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  • Hardback | 192 pages
  • 149.86 x 231.14 x 22.86mm | 408.23g
  • Pelican Publishing Co
  • Gretna, LA, United States
  • English
  • 1455614823
  • 9781455614820
  • 564,354

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When the first Winnie-the-Pooh book was published, it was hugely successful; people throughout the world fell in love with the bear that could never get enough "hunny." This biography traces the steps of the actual stuffed bear from his creation to his final resting place in the Children's Center of the New York Public Library. A. A. Milne built upon the vivid imagination of his son to create the whimsical and magical stories beloved by people around the globe. His tales of the 100 Acre Woods and its residents chronicled the adventures of his son's stuffed playmates in the Ashdown Forest, creating a cast of characters the world would cherish. Filled with family anecdotes and illustrated with photographs of the people and places that brought the bear to life, this book chronicles the origins of one of the best-loved children's series in the world and focuses on the stuffed mohair toy that started it all, forever changing the lives of the Milne family.

While a young schoolgirl, Shirley Harrison first broadcast on BBC's Children's Hour. She has worked as a freelance journalist and authored many nonfiction books. After moving to Sussex, she started one of the first preschool playgroups in the U.K. in Winnie-the-Pooh's very own hometown. Harrison interviewed Mrs. Milne for a magazine article about the toy bear and was inspired to tell its true-life story.
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