Thursday, October 14, 2010

Celebrations: Winnie-The-Pooh

A.A. Milne's first Pooh book, Winnie-the-Pooh, was published on October 14,1926, and has delighted children ever since. If you only know Pooh from the movies, you're missing out. Get hold of the books today and give them a read.

Milne never set out to be a children's writer. His goal was to write whatever he felt like writing. By the time he started writing stories for his son, Christopher Robin Milne, he had already written several plays and three novels for adults. He is said to have been somewhat annoyed that his adult work was so overshadowed by his children's stories.

Still, he continued to write for both adults and children, finishing more novels and plays, works of non-fiction, and articles. One of his better-known plays was "Toad of Toad Hall," an adaptation of Kenneth Grahame's The Wind in the Willows.


Okie said...

Hip Hip Hooray for Winnie the Pooh and all his friends. :)

Julie Daines said...

Oh, bother.