A. A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh

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One of the most well-known children’s books, A. A. Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh, published in England on October 14, 1926, by Methuen & Co. and illustrated by E. H. Shepard, follows the local adventures of animal friends within the fictional Hundred Acre Wood through the imagination of a young boy named Christopher Robin. Part of a four-book collection, it is the second prose work written by Milne and illustrated by Shepard, following the publication of When We Were Very Young in 1924, a book of poetry, and followed by Now We Are Six (1927) and The House at Pooh Corner (1928). Winnie-the-Pooh has been the most popular of the four books among readers of all ages, is a familiar household name, and has been widely accepted in the children’s literature canon.

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Citation: Montalti, Stephanie. "Winnie-the-Pooh". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 12 April 2024 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/sworks.php?rec=true&UID=37380, accessed 12 June 2024.]

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