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Monday, January 18, 2016

Winnie The Pooh Day

One of the characters that my children grew up with is a bear named Winnie the Pooh. The fuzzy little character named Winnie the Pooh. He was a pudgy character that has a laugh all of his own. With so many fun friends and one old grumpy one named Rabbit. Yes our family has many fond memories of Winnie the Pooh.

The author of Winnie the Pooh A.A. Milne celebrated his birthday every January 18th. He was born in 1882 in England. A celebrated writer primarily of plays prior to the nilly silly bear was created Milne served in both World Wars as well.

Milne fame came with the two Pooh books about a boy named Christopher Robins. His son Christopher Robin Milne and his bear inspired Milne to author a story. Christophers bear was originally named "Edward" but renamed after a Canadian black bear named Winnie. Pooh came from a swan called "Pooh" The characters of Piglet, Eeyore, Kanga, Roo and Tigger were all toys of Milnes son but Rabbit and Owl came from his imagination. The fictional Hundred Acre Wood in the stories came from the Five Hundred Acre Wood in Ashdown Forest in South East England.

The bear was originally introduced as Teddy Bear poem. Pooh first appeard in the London Evening News on Christmas Eve 1925. The story of Winnie The Pooh was published in 1926. In 1928 the story of The house at Pooh Corner was published.

E.H. Shepard illustrated the books.

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