Authors, A. A. Milne

Winnie Pooh 005-1The author, Alan Alexander Milne, was born on January 18, 1882 (131 years ago) and had an only child, Christopher Robin Milne, August 21, 1920. And, in 1924, When We Were Very Young, was published launching A. A. Milne’s  career as a children’s writer with this book and three other of his children’s books illustrated by E.H. Shepard.

In my collection of children’s books I have “The World of Christopher Robin” a compilation published in 1958 which is the complete stories from When We Were Very Young and Now We Are Six by A. A. Milne with decorations and new illustrations in full color by E.H. Shepard.

If you want to learn more about this author and his books, visit Pooh Corner to read the history about Winnie-the-Pooh and about  A. A. Milne and The World of Christopher Robin.

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Illustrations by E. Shepard from my collection:

Pooh’s Party”  and “An Anxious Moment –

Pooh and His Friends Watch For Eeyore To Float By

Written and Photographed by Mary Gilmartin, January 18, 2013



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9 responses to “Authors, A. A. Milne

  1. How much are these pictures worth if anyone knows? came a crossed one and trying to look it up with no luck yet

    • I really don’t know, but if their monetary value isn’t much-it’s really doesn’t matter. Sometimes just enjoying art, the artist and visually remember seeing them hang on the walls in one my children’s room when they were growing up was worth it. I’ll keep them and pass them down to the next generation.

  2. I’m glad you liked them. They’re pictured without their yellow wood frames and hung on the wall in my youngest daughter’s bedroom for years.

  3. Those are beautiful pictures!

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  5. I read something about that too. It’s unfortunate and sad.

  6. Oh how I disliked Christopher Robin as a child! He was so darned goody-goody and I know the poor man upon whom he was based was forced to live in his shadow all his life and disliked him too!!!

  7. It’s possible I might have an earlier edition. I wonder if there is a first edition somewhere hidden in my large collection of books. Guess it’s time to start organizing all them this year.

  8. Absolutely love the story about Pooh!
    Do you have an early edition yourself too?


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