The Complete Tales of Winnie-the-Pooh

The Complete Tales of Winnie-the-Pooh

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This exquisite, deluxe edition contains the complete illustrated texts of both Winnie-the-Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner. In full-color and featuring a satin ribbon marker, it is the perfect gift and a cornerstone of every family's bookshelf.

Happy 90th birthday, to one of the world's most beloved icons of children's literature, Winnie-the-Pooh!

Since 1926, Winnie-the-Pooh and his friends—Piglet, Owl, Tigger, Kanga, Roo, and the ever doleful Eeyore—have endured as the unforgettable creations of A. A. Milne, who wrote two books of Pooh’s adventures for his son, Christopher Robin, and Ernest H. Shepard, who lovingly gave them shape through his iconic and beautiful illustrations. 

These characters and their stories are timeless treasures of childhood that continue to speak to all of us with the kind of freshness and heart that distinguishes true storytelling.

This deluxe volume brings both Pooh stories—Winnie-the-Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner—together in one beautiful, full-color edition. The texts are complete and unabridged, and all of the illustrations, each gloriously recolored, are included. Elegant yet simple, whimsical yet wise, this classic edition is a book to savor and treasure.

The perfect gift for holiday, to welcome a new baby, or for your favorite collector and book lover.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780525457237
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 10/01/1996
Series: Winnie-the-Pooh Series
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 59,641
Product dimensions: 8.07(w) x 10.25(h) x 1.61(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

A. A. Milne was born in England in 1882, the third and youngest son of London schoolteachers. As a boy he wrote verses, parodies, and short humorous pieces for his school’s paper. He went on to study at Cambridge.
 
In 1903 he left school to write. Before long he was supporting himself on his earnings, and became an editor at Punch magazine. In 1913 he married Dorothy de Selincourt. He began his military service in 1915 in Europe. During this time he wrote three plays, all of which were produced on the London stage.
 
Christopher Robin Milne was born in 1920. It was Christopher’s toy bear, pig, donkey, tiger, and kangaroo that became the inspiration for the famous Pooh books.
 
A. A. Milne wrote more plays, a novel, his autobiography, and political nonfiction, although he is best remembered for Winnie-the-Pooh, The House at Pooh Corner, When We Were Very Young, and Now We Are Six. Milne died in 1956.
 
Ernest H. Shepard was born in 1879 in London. His mother, who died when Ernest was ten, encouraged her son to paint and draw, and there was never any doubt that Ernest would be an artist. He was later awarded medals for his work and was named a Landseer Scholar. In 1901 his first picture exhibited in the Royal Academy.
 
In 1903 he married Florence Chaplin. The Shepards had two children—Graham, who was killed in World War II, and Mary, who later illustrated the Mary Poppins books. Shepard served in Europe during the war. Afterward he joined the editorial board at Punch, where he met A. A. Milne.
 
Shepard’s drawings appear in many books for adults and children. Among them is Kenneth Grahame’s The Wind in the Willows. Shepard died in 1976.

Hometown:

Cotchford Farm, Sussex, England

Date of Birth:

January 18, 1882

Date of Death:

January 31, 1956

Place of Birth:

Hampstead, London

Place of Death:

Cotchford Farm, Sussex, England

Education:

Trinity College, Cambridge University (mathematics), 1903

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The Complete Tales of Winnie the Pooh 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a very nice book, but the title is completely misleading. It is NOT the "complete" Tales of Winnie the Pooh, it is the first two stories.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My favorite Winne the Pooh story was when tigger got stock up in the tree. He wouldn`t come down. Rabbet said if we help you down you peromise you will never bounces again. That made me really sad because Tigger`s are ment to be bounce.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A.A. Milne is quoted as saying that the stories of Winnie the Pooh were not intended for children. This astounded me until I re-read 'The Complete Tales...' I have found insight, courage, humility and joy from these splendid tales, that only now as an adult I can truly appreciate.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I like the book Winnie the Pooh. I like the Tigger because he is funny, silly, wacky. That is why Tigger is my favorite character.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I like Tigger because he is the funniest of all. Tigger is very happy and glad. He is bouncy when he messed up Rabbit's garden.
Khoffy on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Winnie the Pooh is a classic story book character full of fantastic moral underlinings and interesting plots. Pooh represents friendship, caring, charm, love and respect. Fantastic books to read to children, allowing them to connect with the characters of the Hundred Acre Woods throughout the collection.
ctmsalmo on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Pooh Bear from the Hundred Acre Wood is a classic character from Walt Disney's Winnie The Pooh. Story Book of Pooh is a fantastic combination of all Pooh's adventures, including all of his friends. Piglet, Rabbit, Roo, Tiger, and more! Most important, Christopher Robin. Story Book of Pooh is sure to brighten the day for any age!
mthelibrarian on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A read-aloud to my 12-year-old son. We both loved them.
menaramore on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is a collection of stories about a boy named Christopher Robin and his stuffed bear Winnie-the-Pooh. In one story Pooh gets stuck in his friend Rabbit's doorway after eating too much honey. In another, Pooh meets a new friend Tigger and gets lost in the woods. There are floods and bad dreams, but Pooh's friends are always there to help him out. This is a classic book that I loved as a child. I strongly reccomend this to anyone and also the original movies that go right along with the stories.
EllieGiles on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Winnie the Pooh--perhaps the most classic of all children's tales.
Pattern-chaser on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
From cradle to grave, Pooh is a Good Read.
jfslone on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I can't even think of my childhood without thinking of Winni-the-Pooh and the Hundred Acre Wood. This book is one of my treasures, and I find myself, even at 22 years old, often opening it up to random pages, just to read a little bit, or look at the wonderful illustrations. You just can't go wrong.
Patriotic-one More than 1 year ago
As the language deteriorates and "pooh" takes on a more scatological meaning, I fear these classic stories will loose resonance. These are timeless tales of innocence taking place in another world that still manages to resemble the better parts of our own. With fascinating, well defined characters and compelling artwork and story, no child or adult should be denied the pleasures reading/reading aloud the Winnie The Pooh stories!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Both tales are lovable, enjoyable and moving, and perhaps the most important thing is that although written for kids, we adults can reflect on the way we live our daily lives. We live through the pages the feelings of all characters: fear, amazement, joy, kindness, self-inflicted misery, competitiveness, good times, and most of all, positiveness and passion to enjoy and nurture true friendship. Haven't we had these feelings and emotions as human beings? There are Rabbits, and Tiggers and Owls and Piglets all around us and we can barely seem to recognize them in our friends or the people we communicate with every day. Illustrations are gorgeous... an outstanding vision of life.