An interesting blog entry about writing and inspirations. I fondly remember stories of Christopher Robin, the Hundred Acre Wood and … Pooh Sticks. The childhood teddy bear continues to inspire: http://novel-yotr.blogspot.ca/2012/07/small-comforts.html
I’ve always loved the Winnie-the-Pooh stories. The Disney version is OK, but I really treasure the books with the pastel wash illustrations by EH Shepard. My son’s nursery had six of these prints which I still have and can’t manage to part with despite him being twenty-one and off to university. Why is that?
AA Milne became famous for a series of stories and poems about a little boy named Christopher Robin and his adventures with his animal friends in the Hundred Acre Wood. Up until this point Milne had been known for his plays, but in 1926 he published Winnie-the-Pooh and Christopher Robin, Eeyore, Kanga and Roo, Rabbit, Piglet, Owl, and Tigger made their way into children’s literature and the hearts of millions on both sides of the pond.
The character of Christopher Robin was based on Milne’s small son by the same name. When the real Christopher Robin…
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