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Aa milne son
Aa milne son

Aa milne son: Alan Alexander Milne (January 1882 – 31 January 1956) was an English poet and author best known for his books about the teddy bear Winnie-the-Pooh. Milne was a well-known author, mainly as a playwright, until the enormous popularity of Winnie the Pooh eclipsed all of his previous work.

Aa milne son
Aa milne son

Milne fought in both World Wars, first as a lieutenant in the British Home Guard in World War I and then as a member of the British Army in World War II. Milne is well known for his two Pooh novels, which feature a boy called Christopher Robin, named after his son Christopher Robin Milne (1920–1996), and other characters based on his son’s stuffed animals, most notably Winnie-the-Pooh.

Aa milne son
Aa milne son

Originally named Edward, Christopher Robin Milne’s stuffed bear was renamed Winnie after a Canadian black bear named Winnie (after Winnipeg) who served as a military mascot during World War I and was later donated to London Zoo. The word “The Pooh” comes from a swan named “Pooh” by young Milne.

Aa milne son
Aa milne son

The original Pooh books were illustrated by E. H. Shepard, who used his son’s teddy Growler (“a wonderful bear”) as a model. Piglet, Eeyore, Kanga, Roo, and Tigger, the rest of Christopher Robin Milne’s toys, were introduced into A. A. Milne’s tales, and two more characters – Rabbit and Owl – were developed by Milne’s imagination. In New York, 750 of Christopher Robin Milne’s own toys are on display.

Aa milne son
Aa milne son