Winnie-the-Pooh: The Tao of Pooh & The Te of Piglet
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Winnie-the-Pooh: The Tao of Pooh & The Te of Piglet

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'It's hard to be brave,' said Piglet, sniffing slightly, 'when you're only a Very Small Animal.' Winnie-the-Pooh is `The Bear for all Ages', and now he's more fun than ever before. Join in The Tao of Pooh and the Te of Piglet! Pooh's Way of doing things seems strangely close to the ancient principle of Taoist philosophy, while Piglet exhibits the very important principle in Taoism of the Te, meaning Virtue of the Small. The author's explanations of Taoism and Te through Pooh and Piglet show that this is not an ancient and remote philosophy but something that you can use, here and now. An utterly unique book which makes complex concepts accessible with a little help from Pooh and his friends from the Hundred Acre Wood. Pooh may be a Bear of Very Little Brain but there are lessons to be learned from his approach to life. Beautifully illustrated by E H Shepard. Look out for: Winnie-the-Pooh's Little Book of Wisdom Winnie Ille PU (A Latin translation of Winnie-the-Pooh) The nation's favourite teddy bear has been delighting generations of children for 90 years. Milne's classic children's stories - featuring Tigger, Piglet, Eeyore, Christopher Robin and, of course, Pooh himself - are both heart-warming and funny, teaching lessons of friendship and reflecting the power of a child's imagination like no other story before or since. Pooh ranks alongside other beloved characters such as Paddington Bear, and Peter Rabbit as an essential part of our literary heritage. Whether you're 5 or 55, Pooh is the bear for all ages.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 432 pages
  • 134 x 214 x 30mm | 421.84g
  • Egmont UK Ltd
  • Egmont Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Special edition
  • Anniversary edition
  • b&w illustrations
  • 0416199259
  • 9780416199253
  • 2,646

About Benjamin Hoff

Benjamin Hoff is a writer, photographer, musician and composer and a specialist in Japanese fine-pruning, with a degree in Ancient Art. A. A. Milne's creation, Winnie-the-Pooh and his friends from the Hundred Acre Wood, was based on the real nursery toys owned by his son, Christopher Robin. He produced a book of children's poetry, When We Were Very Young, in 1924, and in 1926, the seminal Winnie-the-Pooh. More poems followed in Now We Are Six (1927) and Pooh returned in The House at Pooh Corner (1928). Through his writings for Punch magazine, A. A. Milne met E. H. Shepard. Shepard went on to draw the original illustrations to accompany Milne's classics, earning him the name `the man who drew Pooh'.show more

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Our customer reviews

Taoism concepts, to my own ignorent self, are usually somewhat esoteric, mystical or just generally hard to understand. This book, explaining the major concepts using familiar characters, is very helpful in developing that understanding. While it certainly won't replace the classic texts, it does certainly help to build your understanding by presenting the concepts in an alternative framework. Also, personally, I feel that "Tao of Pooh" section was a lot more entertaining/interesting than the Te of Piglet. It's not the defame the latter, it is more that I thought the first book was more fleshed out in its concept. However, both are still compelling, and i'd still recommend reading both instead of just the one.show more
by Iwan Juwono
"if you are looking for an entertaining read with something to set you thinking then i can strongly recommend this book. it uses the story and characters of Pooh to illustrate the philosophy of Taoism. It is easy to read, funny and makes you look at the world in a new and fascinating way. It is in my opinion in the top ten books you should read before you die! "show more
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