Thursday, January 18, 2018

Winnie the Pooh Day! A.A. Milne & More!

"What day is it?" 
"It's today," squeaked Piglet. 
"My favorite day," said Pooh.

Today is Winnie the Pooh Day, and I've posted a recipe on my other blog DyingforChocolate for Honey Chocolate Pie. The reason January 18 was designated as Winnie the Pooh Day is that today is the birthday of A.A. Milne, the creator of Winnie the Pooh, the "Bear of Very Little Brain,"who wrote Winnie-the-Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner. A.A. Milne studied mathematics at Cambridge, but began to write while still a student. After receiving his degree in 1903, he became a full-time writer, producing humorous pieces for Punch. He went on in 1906 to become assistant editor. He served in WWI, after which he became a successful playwright (original and adaptations), but he also wrote mysteries, perhaps the most famous, The Red House  Mystery (1922). Milne wrote 7 novels, 5 nonfiction books and 34 plays plus numerous stories and articles. His self-stated aim was to "write whatever he wished." In terms of children's books for which he is most remembered there were actually only two books that made up the Winnie the Pooh series, as well as two poetry collections: When We Were Young and Now We Are Six.

Here's one my favorite quotes from Winnie the Pooh:

"I'm scared," said Piglet.
"A story will help," said Pooh.
"Don't you know? Stories make your heart grow."

Happy Winnie the Pooh Day!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

There are actually only four books that make up the Winnie the Pooh series: Winnie the Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner , and the two poetry collections: When We Were Young and Now We Are Six .