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Winnie the Pooh Day – January 18th

AA Milne with his son, Christopher, and Pooh Bear in 1926. (Photo: Howard Coster/Wikipedia.com)

The Birthday of Winnie’s author Alan Alexander  “A.A.” Milne (January 18th 1882 – January 31st 1956)

“Mr. Milne was born in Kilburn, London on January 18, 1882 and amongst his best remembered works happens to be Winnie the Pooh books wherein the only human character is Christopher Robin who in reality is his son Christopher Robin Milne.”

“The Pooh Bear we all know today was a bear whose real name was Edward.  A Canadian army officer brought  with him a bear from his town in Winnipeg in Canada, while Pooh is a name that Christopher Robin liked when he was a swan while on vacations with his parent. Thus the name Winnie the Pooh.”

Milne served in both World Wars, joining the British Army in World War I, and was a captain of the British Home Guard in World War II.  Milne was also a very successful playwright.

Information found at the following website.  For more information on Winnie the Pooh and A.A. Milne, visit:  http://www.just-pooh.com/  and  http://www.just-pooh.com/milne.html

Click the items below to view our catalog and reserve some of our many items starring Winnie the Pooh

The Enchanted Places  The Enchanted Places

Book Cover Finding Winnie : The True Story Of The World’s Most Famous Bear   (2016 Caldecott Medal Winner)

Book Cover  Winnie : The True Story of the Bear Who Inspired Winnie-the-Pooh

Book Cover  Three Cheers for Pooh : The Best Bear In All the World

Book Cover  Winnie-the-Pooh and Some Bees

Book Cover  The Best of Winnie-The-Pooh

Book Cover  The Complete Tales of Winnie-the-Pooh

Book Cover The World of Pooh: The Complete Winnie-the-Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner

Book Cover Pooh’s Heffalump Movie (DVD)

Book Cover   Oh, Bother! Someone Won’t Share

Book Cover  Pooh Goes Visiting

Book Cover  Pooh’s Leaf Pile

Product Details  The Best of Pooh and Tigger, Too (Music CD)

 

Happy Birthday Syd Hoff

Syd Hoff

09/04/1912-05/12/2004

Syd Hoff is a well know children’s book author and cartoonist whose popular Danny and the Dinosaur (1958) sold more than 10 million copies. Mr. Hoff was also involved in advertising commissions for Jell-O, Eveready Batteries, S.O.S. Pads, Ralston Cereal, and many more. When he was 18, he sold his first cartoon to The New Yorker and ended up selling 570 more to them over the years. Between 1970-1990s Hoff continued to write children’s books as well as visit schools and libraries to talk about his books and cartoons. By the time of his death, Hoff had written/illustrated nearly 125 books to leave as his legacy.  Check out our collection of Syd Hoff books here.

Syd Hoff Books