Goodbye Christopher Robin

A. A. Milne and the Making of Winnie-the-Pooh

Author: Ann Thwaite

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 1250190916

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 8302

Goodbye Christopher Robin: A.A. Milne and the Making of Winnie-the-Pooh is drawn from Ann Thwaite’s Whitbread Award-winning biography of A. A. Milne , one of England’s most successful writers. After serving in the First World War, Milne wrote a number of well-received plays, but his greatest triumph came when he created Winnie-the-Pooh, Piglet, Tigger, Eeyore and, of course, Christopher Robin, the adventurous little boy based on his own son. Goodbye Christopher Robin inspired the film directed by Simon Curtis and starring Domhnall Gleeson, Margot Robbie and Kelly Macdonald. It offers the reader a glimpse into the relationship between Milne and the real-life Christopher Robin, whose toys inspired the magical world of the Hundred Acre Wood. Goodbye Christopher Robin is a story of celebrity, a story of both the joys and pains of success and, ultimately, the story of how one man created a series of enchanting tales that brought hope and comfort to an England ravaged by the First World War.

Beyond the World of Pooh

Selections from the Memoirs of Christopher Milne

Author: Christopher Milne

Publisher: Methuen Publishing

ISBN: 9780413754608

Category: Authors, English

Page: 302

View: 1903

This is the extraordinarily candid self-portrait of a shy, unassuming man who, despite worldwide childhood fame, sought only a life of quiet anonymity beyond the world of Pooh.

A. A. Milne

His Life

Author: Ann Thwaite

Publisher: Boxtree

ISBN: 1743546319

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 592

View: 4063

A.A. Milne is one of the most successful English writers ever. His heart-warming creations—Winnie-the-Pooh, Christopher Robin, Eeyore, Tigger and Piglet—have become some of the best-loved children’s characters of all time, and readers the world over are familiar with the stories from the Hundred Acre Wood. Yet the man himself has remained an enigma. Although in many ways his behaviour was that of a typical golf-playing, pipe-smoking Englishman, Milne refused to be typecast, and his publishers despaired when he turned from writing popular columns for Punch to writing detective stories. They complained again when the detective writer presented them with a set of children’s verse, but when When We Were Very Young became one of the best-selling books of all time, Milne’s credibility as one of the world’s favorite authors was sealed. In this biography of Milne, Ann Thwaite reveals the man himself, in all his complexity. As W. A. Darlington put it in 1921, commenting on Milne’s highly popular plays, ‘Mr Milne is obviously at heart (like all humorists) a serious person, with things to say.’ He had strong political feelings, and was a pacifist even before his experiences on the Somme in 1916. There was always something darker and more tangled under ‘the bright glitter of surfaces’. At his father’s school, Milne was taught by the young H. G. Wells, who remained a lifelong friend; later, J. M. Barrie called him ‘my Mr Milne’ and was ‘uncommon proud of him’; later still, P. G. Wodehouse became one of his greatest admirers, and a friend – but was then deeply hurt by Milne’s strong reaction to the notorious wartime broadcasts. Milne’s personal relationships, including those with his wife and son, were not always easy. In A. A. Milne: His Life, Ann Thwaite has produced a vivid, sympathetic and entertaining portrait of both the man and his work, set in the context of his time, which stands as the definitive life of a writer whose work has earned some loathing (for its supposed ‘whimsy’) but much more devotion among readers of all ages, not only in English-speaking countries but all over the world.

Christopher Robin: The Novelization

Author: Elizabeth Rudnick

Publisher: Disney Press

ISBN: 9781368025904

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 288

View: 1461

Capturing the heartwarming magic of Walt Disney Studios' upcoming Christopher Robin film, this novelization pulls fans back into the world of Pooh through a book that enables them to relive the story and revisit their old pals whenever they please. Focusing on the power of love, friendship, and family, the novelization invites readers to join Christopher Robin, Pooh, and their friends from the Hundred Acre Wood on an all-new adventure that adds new depth to timeless and beloved characters old and new.

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

The Teddy Bear who Inspired A.A. Milne

Author: Shirley Harrison

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781844680788

Category: Winnie-the-Pooh (Fictitious character)

Page: 136

View: 966

When Christopher Robin Milne was given a Farnell teddy bear from Harrods, he didn't realise how much it would change his life. He named it after a real Canadian bear at London Zoo, Winifred – or Winnie for short. And Winnie the Pooh was born. His father, A.A. Milne, created a series of books around his son's toy bear and its friends, not realising that this would destroy his relationship with his child. Or that Pooh himself would become a jetsetter, emigrating to America where he remains today except for a short visit back to his old home in Hartfield, Sussex, where he was to meet Shirley Harrison, the author who was to write his biography over 30 years later. This, then, is the story of the real Winnie the Pooh, the actual bear on whom Milne based his book. For the first time, those involved with the Milne family tell their stories and share their previously unpublished photos, including the day when Winnie the Pooh came home – and played Pooh Sticks.

The Enchanted Places

Author: Christopher Milne

Publisher: Boxtree

ISBN: 1743543670

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 200

View: 3285

Christopher Robin's story, in his own words "An autobiography of extraordinary tact as well as candour" The Times "Mr Milne has set out to re-create a world . . . he has been totally successful" Times Literary Supplement Millions of readers throughout the world have grown up with the stories and verses of A. A. Milne; have envied Christopher Robin in his enchanted world; laughed at Pooh - a bear of very little brain - and worried about Piglet and his problems. But what was it like to be the small boy with the long hair, smock and wellington boots? At the age of fifty-four Christopher Milne recalled his early childhood, remembering 'the enchanted places' where he used to play in Sussex. The Hundred Acre Wood, Galleon's Lap and Poohsticks Bridge existed not only in the stories and poems but were part of the real world surrounding the Milne home at Cotchford Farm. With deftness and artistry Milne draws a memorable portrait of his father, and an evocative reconstruction of a happy childhood in London and Sussex. It is a story told with humour and modesty.

The Path Through the Trees

Author: Christopher Milne

Publisher: Boxtree

ISBN: 1743543700

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 200

View: 8425

The need to outgrow one's childhood influences and establish an individual identity is common to us all, but for Christopher Milne it was an especially difficult experience in view of the unique problems he faced as the son of A. A. Milne. In this warm, honest, and often amusing autobiography, he traces the path which, after several wrong turnings, ultimately led him and his wife, Lesley, to establish the successful Harbour Bookshop in Dartmouth - a path which led not to spectacular achievements, but to modest success and contentment. Wise, humble, and philosophical, The Path Through the Trees is Christopher Milne's search as a young man for his own place in life, told with the same sincerity and vividness that distinguished his first book, The Enchanted Places. '. . . it is readily, and with the utmost pleasure, I give this alpha-plus.' Bookseller '. . . it has great charm, and is most enjoyable.' Daily Telegraph 'An irresistibly attractive candour informs this book.' Economist

The Natural World of Winnie-the-Pooh

A Walk Through the Forest that Inspired the Hundred Acre Wood

Author: Kathryn Aalto

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 1604697172

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 308

View: 6918

Loved “Goodbye Christopher Robin”? Learn more about the real place that inspired the beloved stories. Delve into the home of the world’s most beloved bear! The Natural World of Winnie-the-Pooh explores the magical landscapes where Pooh, Christopher Robin, and their friends live and play. The Hundred Acre Wood—the setting for Winnie-the-Pooh’s adventures—was inspired by Ashdown Forest, a wildlife haven that spans more than 6,000 acres in southeast England. In the pages of this enchanting book you can visit the ancient black walnut tree on the edge of the forest that became Pooh’s house, go deep into the pine trees to find Poohsticks Bridge, and climb up to the top of the enchanted Galleons Lap, where Pooh says goodbye to Christopher Robin. You will discover how Milne's childhood connection with nature and his role as a father influenced his famous stories, and how his close collaboration with illustrator E. H. Shepard brought those stories to life. This charming book also serves as a guide to the plants, animals, and places of the remarkable Ashdown Forest, whether you are visiting in person or from the comfort of your favorite armchair. In a delightful narrative, enriched with Shepard’s original illustrations, hundreds of color photographs, and Milne’s own words, you will rediscover your favorite characters and the magical place they called home.

The Extraordinary Life of A. A. Milne

Author: Nadia Cohen

Publisher: Pen & Sword History

ISBN: 9781526704467

Category: Authors, English

Page: 184

View: 6977

VERY few authors can ever dream of coming close to the legacy left by AA Milne. He remains a household name in almost every corner of the globe thanks to a phenomenally popular collection of whimsical children's stories about a boy named Christopher Robin and his beloved teddy bear. Generations of children have grown up loving the tales of Winnie The Pooh and his friends from the Hundred Acre Wood, which are still among the most popular - and profitable - fictional characters in the world. But while the adorable poems and stories have brought unparalleled joy to millions, Alan Alexander Milne, himself was never able to enjoy the fame and fortune they brought him. He died deeply resenting Pooh's success, as far as he was concerned those stories were just such a tiny fraction of his literary work, but nothing else he produced came close in terms of public appreciation. Milne died still unable to reconcile the fact that no matter what else he wrote, regardless of all the plays and stories for adults he had published, he would always be remembered as a children's storyteller. And his son, widely hailed as the inspiration for the adorable character of Christopher Robin, could never accept his unique place in literary history either. He had barely reached his teens before he grew to loathe his famous father, who he bitterly accused of exploiting his early years. The Extraordinary Life of AA Milne delves deep into the life of Milne and sheds light on new places, and tells stories untold.

The Art of Winnie-the-Pooh

How E.H. Shepard Illustrated an Icon

Author: James Campbell

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062795562

Category: Art

Page: 160

View: 9912

Foreword by Minette Shepard The enchanting story of some of the most beloved characters in English children’s literature—Winnie-the-Pooh and his friends from the Hundred Acre Wood, Piglet, Eeyore, Tigger, Kanga, Roo, Christopher Robin, and more—and the remarkable partnership between a writer and an illustrator that brought them to life, told for the first time in this beautiful volume illustrated with more than 125 full-color images from the Pooh series, never-before-seen sketches, artwork, family photographs, and memorabilia. Winnie-the-Pooh and his friends have enthralled generations of children and have become some of the world’s most beloved characters. But before their adventures were captured in many millions of books published in nearly fifty languages, they started life in the 1920s as the product of a unique collaboration between author A. A. Milne and illustrator E. H. Shepard. They wove images and text together in a way that was utterly original for the time. It was a process that Shepard relished; he continued to create artwork for new editions until his death in 1976 at the age of ninety-six. This lovingly designed, full-color volume, which includes a foreword from Shepard’s granddaughter, tells the story behind this remarkable partnership, and traces the evolution of Shepard’s work, from his first tentative sketches to the illustrations we know and love, including the characters’ later incarnations by the artists at Walt Disney Studios. A stunning and rare collection, filled with some never-before-published sketches and the first illustration of Pooh, The Art of Winnie-the-Pooh is a treasure trove of early art and an exclusive behind-the-scenes peek at the creation of Pooh bear and Hundred Acre Wood—direct from the artist’s estate—that is sure to become a cherished keepsake for devoted fans and readers who grew up with these timeless characters.

It's Too Late Now

The Autobiography of a Writer

Author: A. A. Milne

Publisher: Boxtree

ISBN: 1760557137

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 1207

A.A Milne, with his characteristic self-deprecating humour, recalls a blissfully happy childhood in the company of his brother and best friend, Ken, and writes with touching affection about his father who he adored. From Westminster School he won a scholarship to Cambridge University where he edited the university magazine, Granta. He then went out into the world, more determined than ever to be a writer. He was assistant editor at Punch and enjoyed great success with his novels, plays and stories. And of course he is best remembered for his children’s novels and verses featuring Winnie the Pooh and Christopher Robin. This is both an account of how a writer was formed and a charming period piece on literary life – Milne met countless famous author including H. G. Wells, J.M Barrie of Peter Pan fame and Rudyard Kipling.

The House at Pooh Corner

Author: A. A. Milne

Publisher: Egmont UK

ISBN: 140525582X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

View: 6134

'One day when Pooh Bear had nothing else to do, he thought he would do something, so he went round to Piglet's house to see what Piglet was doing.' This is the second classic children’s story by A.A. Milne about Winnie-the-Pooh and his friends in the Hundred Acre Wood. In this volume Pooh meets the irrepressible Tigger for the first time, learns to play Poohsticks and sets a trap for a Heffalump. In this stunning edition of The House at Pooh Corner, A.A. Milne’s classic characters are once again brought to life by E.H. Shepard’s illustrations. Do you own all the classic Pooh titles? Winnie-the-Pooh The House at Pooh Corner When We Were Very Young Now We Are Six Also look out for Return to the Hundred Acre Wood and The Best Bear in all the World (coming soon) Milne’s classic children’s stories – featuring 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. A.A. Milne is quite simply one of the most famous children’s authors of all time. He created Winnie-the-Pooh and his friends Piglet, Eeyore, Tigger, Kanga and Roo based on the real nursery toys played with by his son, Christopher Robin. And those characters not only became the stars of his classic children’s books, Winnie-the-Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner, and his poetry for children, they have also been adapted for film, TV and the stage. 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”.


Exploring a Classic

Author: Annemarie Bilclough,Emma Laws

Publisher: Victoria & Albert Museum

ISBN: 9781851779147

Category: Art

Page: 176

View: 5706

Winnie-the-Pooh is one of the best-loved and most successful children 's characters of all time. Published to accompany a major exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, this book explores the fascinating story behind the development of Winnie-the-Pooh and friends through the creative collaboration between author A.A. Milne and illustrator E.H. Shepard. Beautifully illustrated with original drawings for the first editions, accompanied by extracts from the manuscripts and the published books, Winnie-the-Pooh- Exploring a Classic is a testament to the bear 's enduring popularity

When We Were Very Young

Author: A. A. Milne

Publisher: Egmont Books (UK)

ISBN: 9781405260640

Category: Children's poetry, English

Page: 112

View: 7189

Beautiful gifts or elegant additions to any bookshelf.

The Tao of Pooh

Author: Benjamin Hoff

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780416195118

Category: Children's stories, English

Page: 158

View: 7225


The Enchanted World of Winnie-the-Pooh

Author: A. A. Milne,Anna Bowles

Publisher: Dutton Childrens Books

ISBN: 9780525479710

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 8448

Hide-and-seek flaps, games, and a full-color map of Christopher Robin's Hundred Acre Wood enhances this beautifully illustrated guide to the wonderful world where Pooh and all his woodland friends live and play.

Christopher Robin: A Boy, A Bear, A Balloon

Author: Brittany Rubiano

Publisher: Disney Electronic Content

ISBN: 1368027822

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 5491

Read along with Disney! Retelling touching scenes from the upcoming Walt Disney Studios' upcoming Christopher Robin film, this charming picture book finds Christopher reuniting with Pooh, Piglet, Tigger, Eeyore, and the rest of his old friends when he returns to the Hundred Acre Wood for the first time since childhood. As he returns to the life he once new, follow along with word-for-word narration as Christopher sees the world through new eyes and discovers that even as everything around us seems to change, the most important things remain constant.

The World of Pooh

The Complete Winnie-the-Pooh and the House at Pooh Corner

Author: A. A. Milne,Ernest H. Shepard

Publisher: New York : Dutton Children's Books

ISBN: 9780525444473

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 314

View: 3656

Among the adventures shared by the bear and his friends are Eeyore's birthday and the search for Small.