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A.A. Milne
Alan Alexander Milne was born in London, the third and youngest son of a schoolmaster. At age eleven, he won a scholarship to the Westminster School. He went on to attend Cambridge University and became the editor of the undergraduate paper, Granta. After graduating from Cambridge in 1903, Milne... show more
Alan Alexander Milne was born in London, the third and youngest son of a schoolmaster. At age eleven, he won a scholarship to the Westminster School. He went on to attend Cambridge University and became the editor of the undergraduate paper, Granta. After graduating from Cambridge in 1903, Milne moved back to London with enough savings to live for one year. He was determined to become a writer. By 1906, he had been offered the position of Assistant Editor at Punch, a classic British humor magazine. He remained at Punch for the next eight years.In 1913, Milne married Dorothy de Selincourt (known as Daphne) and moved to a house in London's Chelsea section. When World War I broke out, he enlisted in the Royal Warwickshire Regiment, eventually serving in France. During his training period, he wrote his first play, Wurzel-Flummery, which was produced in London in 1917.By 1919, having completed one book and several plays, Milne finally achieved financial independence. His play, Mr. Pim Passes By, previously staged in London, was produced by the Theatre Guild in New York City. It was as great a success there as it had been on the London stage. Milne was now well established as a witty and fashionable London playwright. In 1920, Christopher Robin Milne was born, an event that was to change the history of children's literature. In 1923, during a rainy holiday in Wales, Milne began work on a collection of verses for children. The result was When We Were Very Young, published in 1924.Demand for Milne's whimsical work was overwhelming, and in 1926, he duplicated his earlier success with the publication of Winnie-the-Pooh. The sequel, The House at Pooh Corner, followed in 1927. Now We Are Six, another charming collection of verse, followed one year later. It was through these four books, all illustrated by the wonderfully talented Ernest H. Shepard, that Milne acquired a vast audience outside of the theater. In the years since their initial publication, interest in these books has grown and grown.Milne continued to be a prolific essayist, novelist, and poet until his death in 1956.

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Birth date: 1882-01-18
Died: 1956-01-31
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This is a compilation of previously uncompiled detective short stories, most of them having appeared once in a periodical and then disappeared from view. They are ephemeral enough that that disappearance is hardly a literary crime, but there's a certain interest in seeing a really representative sel...
MarissaKendrick
MarissaKendrick rated it 3 months ago
I had to add this book to my list because it is my all time favorite book EVER! Winnie-The-Pooh is a sweet little bear who LOVES honey, it's almost all he thinks about! Pooh also loves to go on adventures with his best friend Christopher Robin, as well as Tigger, Piglet, Kanga, Roo, and Rabbit. Winn...
Miss Wood's Library
Miss Wood's Library rated it 3 months ago
This book, along with all the tales of Winnie the Pooh, are some of my all time favorite stories. This cute story is filled with friendship and adventure. My cooperating teacher put aside the last part of the day when students were waiting for car riders and buses to be called, to read them a story....
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books rated it 1 year ago
... and yet, not anywhere near far enough into the territory of the writers whose company Milne sought with this book (or whom he obviously even thought to surpass). In the introduction to The Red House Mystery, Milne writes that his editor had warned him to stray off the path expected of him by t...
Adventure is out there...
Adventure is out there... rated it 1 year ago
Guided Reading Level: R This is a classic tale that brings in imagination and creativity. I would read this as an ongoing circle time book. I may give the opportunity to hold "reading buddies" while we read. Christopher Robin goes on many adventures with his friends learning about caring ,sharing,...
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