A. A. Milne became world famous for four short children’s books about Winnie-the-Pooh and Christopher Robin (two story books featuring Pooh and two books of light verse about Christopher Robin and other children). He wrote in many other genres over the course of many decades, but, much to his dismay, his reputation quickly came to depend almost entirely on the four short books he wrote in the mid-1920’s after the birth of his only son (the real Christopher Robin).

Alan Alexander Milne was born in Kilburn on the edge of London and his middle name came from a verse-writing uncle. His father was headmaster of Henley House school, which the young Milne attended from the age of six and where one of his instructors was H. G. Wells.…

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Goldfarb, Sheldon. "A. A. Milne". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 18 August 2015
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