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Jane Riordan

Jane Riordan

  • 5 stars across 23 books
A.A. Milne was born in London in 1882. He began writing as a contributor to Punch magazine, and also wrote plays and poetry. Winnie-the-Pooh made his first appearance in Punch magazine in 1923. Soon after, in 1926, Milne published his first stories about Winnie-the-Pooh, which were an instant success. Since then, Pooh has become a world-famous bear, and Milne's stories have been translated into approximately forty different languages.

H. Shepard famously illustrated both Winnie-the-Pooh and The Wind in the Willows though, like A.A. Milne, much of his career was devoted to work for the satirical magazine Punch. To do the illustrations for Winnie-the-Pooh, Shepard observed the real Christopher Robin Milne, but not the real Pooh. The bear in the pictures is in fact based on Growler, a toy belonging to Shepard's own son.
7th September 2017

Winnie-the-Pooh: A Tree for Christmas

Festive Story Inspired By Milne’s Classic Stories About The Nation’s Favourite Bear A pocket-sized, beautifull... MoreWinnie-the-Pooh: A Tree for Christmas

(5 reviews) Review
3rd October 2019

Winnie-the-Pooh: The Long Winter's Sleep

When a cold north wind blows through the Hundred Acre Wood, Winnie-the-Pooh and his friends retreat back into their cosy... MoreWinnie-the-Pooh: The Long Winter's Sleep

(3 reviews) Review
15th February 2024

Winnie-the-Pooh Easter Hunt: With Lots of Eggs to Find Inside!

Winnie-the-Pooh and his friends in the Hundred Acre Wood have an Easter adventure. This Winnie-the-Pooh pictur... MoreWinnie-the-Pooh Easter Hunt: With Lots of Eggs to Find Inside!

(3 reviews) Review
13th April 2023

Winnie-the-Pooh Meets the King

‘Kings and crowns and whatnot? It sounds like something out of a dream or a fairy tale,’ said Eeyore. ... MoreWinnie-the-Pooh Meets the King

(2 reviews) Review
3rd September 2020

Winnie-the-Pooh: a Song for Christmas

A Perfect Festive Gift for Young Fans of Milne’s Classic Stories In this gentle tale perfect for wintery days,... MoreWinnie-the-Pooh: a Song for Christmas

(1 review) Review
1st October 2020

Winnie-the-Pooh: A Pudding for Christmas

A Delightful Christmas Tale Inspired by Milne’s Classic Stories – Perfect For Children Aged 3 And Up Christoph... MoreWinnie-the-Pooh: A Pudding for Christmas

(1 review) Review
29th April 2021

Winnie-the-Pooh: Helps the Bees!

Learn about bees with Winnie-the-Pooh so you can help them too! One hot summer, Winnie... MoreWinnie-the-Pooh: Helps the Bees!

(1 review) Review
30th September 2012

Snowy Bear

Join Snowy Bear and his friends as they search for snow. Perfect to read aloud, this soft and friendly puppet will bring... MoreSnowy Bear

(0 reviews) Review
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