Man Behind The Bear: A. A. Milne

  Alan Alexander Milne (1882-1956) is an English author that wrote many books, the most famous being the ones about Pooh Bear.
  He served in two wars, in between which he married and had a son, Christopher Robin. Milne had a long writing career in which he wrote many books, plays, and his autobiography.
  When he died, the rights to Winnie the Pooh books were sold to Walt Disney by a widow (one of the men Milne left the rights to died and the rights were gave to her.)
  In closing, I salute to Milne, who, with imagination, gave us the wonderful stories of Pooh Bear.
They both play a part in my life. So, hats off to Milne, and also Shepard, for writing (and drawing) their imaginative ideas that turned into my cartoon hero, Winnie the Pooh.

Pooh’s Bestie


The Hundred Acre Wood

Today’s post is about where Pooh and his friends live, the Hundred Acre Wood. It is spelled “the hundred aker wood” on the map in books and movies.


          Map of the Hundred Aker            Wood.

  The map was drawn by Ernest H. Shepard. The wood was based on the Ashdown Forest. A.A. Milne and Christopher Robin went there often.
  In the book and productions, Christopher Robin goes into the Hundred Acre Wood to go on adventures with Pooh and his friends.
  There are many locations in the Hundred Acre Wood. Here are some:
   The Bee Tree
   Kanga’s House
  Pooh Bear’s House
  Piglet’s House
  Sandy Pit Where Roo Plays
  Nice for Piknics
  Rabbit’s House
  Rabbit’s Friends and Relations
  Where the Woozle Wasn’t
  Eeyore’s Gloomy Place
  Christopher Robin’s House
  Owl’s House

  People who live in the Hundred Acre Wood:
  Christopher Robin

  There is many other places and people I have not mentioned. If you want to know the other people and places, comment or go online to Wikipedia.
  There is a plaque dedicated to A.A. Milne and Ernest H. Shepard in the real Hundred Acre Wood.

Captured the magic of Ashdown Forest and gave it to the world in Winnie the Pooh.
  Come back as in the next entry I will be doing a salute to the man behind the bear, A.A. Milne

Pooh’s Bestie

Introduction to Pooh

Pooh was created by A.A. Milne. Milne was inspired by his child (Christopher Robin, mentioned in his books and in Disney productions) to make Winnie the Pooh and all his friends. Milne wrote two books about Pooh. His first appearance was in the poem “When We Were Very Young” (1924). That was followed by Winnie the Pooh (1926) , “Now We Are Six” (1927), and The House at Pooh Corner (1928).
  Pooh gets his name from a Canadian black bear which the Milne’s often saw in a zoo. The bear’s name was Winnie.
  Although Pooh is described as “a bear of very little brain”, we can learn from him. His simple thinking helps us through life. He has many sayings, which I will list later on in another entry. We tend to overthink; we would be better if we were more like Pooh.
  Pooh and all his friends live in The Hundred Acre Wood. It is based on a real place called Ashdown Forest.


Pooh at his house in the Hundred Acre Wood.

  Pooh loves honey. He is often caught running out of honey. He gets honey from the Bee Tree. He and honey go together like two bees in a hive.
  His best friend is Christopher Robin, although he is very fond of Piglet. He and C.R. (Christopher Robin) do everything together. C.R. says, “And Pooh, promise you’ll never forget me”.


  This is all for tonight. Remember to come back and read often about the bear of very little brain, my hero, Winnie the Pooh.