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Pooh is back! Evidence that quality children's literature is timeless, David Benedictus truly captures the style of A. A. Milne, bringing the lovable creatures of the Hundred Acre Wood back to life in the first sequel ever to be approved by the Pooh authorities.
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Publisher Comments:

It was eighty years ago, on the publication of The House at Pooh Corner, when Christopher Robin said good-bye to Winnie-the-Pooh and his friends in the Hundred Acre Wood. Now they are all back in new adventures, for the first time approved by the Trustees of the Pooh Properties. This is a companion volume that truly captures the style of A. A. Milne — a worthy sequel to The House at Pooh Corner and Winnie-the-Pooh.

Review:

"Christopher Robin returns from boarding school (80 years later) in this authorized but largely forgettable third volume of stories about Pooh, Piglet and the denizens of Milne's famous forest. Missing is the charm of the first book, mediated by an adult narrator creating a tableau for his child's imaginative play with a coterie of stuffed friends. Like the first books, there are 10 stories, but they are aged up to reflect Christopher's new interests — the play here involves a spelling bee, cricket, the creation of a school, the use of a thesaurus, atlas, dictionary, etc. A new character, Lottie the Otter, joins Rabbit and Owl to make a trio of the sanctimonious. Even saintly Kanga — Kanga! — loses her patience with Roo. There are a few inspired moments, including Rabbit's ill-conceived plan to lure his Friends and Relations to participate in a census using carrots and shortbread. (Rabbit also gets the best line: 'Happy may be all very well, Eeyore, but it doesn't butter any parsnips.') Burgess's illustrations are serviceable and resemble the originals, but, again, topping Shepard's originals proves a tough act to follow. All ages." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Review:

"A warm jumble of happy memories. It's both surprising and comforting that tales of such soft tenderness are still relevant." Booklist

Review:

"Obviously, this volume was written with love and caring in the finest tradition of imitation....It is unusual for a sequel by a modern author to maintain the pace, ambiance and characterization of the original as closely and smoothly as Benedictus' has." Chicago Sun-Times

Review:

"I think that David Benedictus has done a sterling job in taking on such a difficult task and has created a book that will be as much a companion of today's generation as its predecessor was for those who are now parents and grandparents." Fantasy Book Review

Review:

"Benedictus could easily have passed into parody, but his writing has a gentle humour and charm which captures the original perfectly....This book is a joyful and apt addition to the Pooh saga." The Telegraph (U.K.)

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About the Author

Writer David Benedictus adapted and produced the audio adaptations of Winnie-the-Pooh starring Dame Judi Dench, Stephen Fry, and Jane Horrocks. His second novel was filmed by Francis Ford Coppola. He has worked as assistant to Trevor Nunn at the RSC, was Commissioning Editor for Drama series at Channel 4, and ran the Book at Bedtime for BBC Radio.

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Ellice, January 9, 2010 (view all comments by Ellice)
This was a darling addition to the Winnie the Pooh stories and really carries on writing in the same vein as A.A. Milne used, particularly in the characters' thoughts and statements, and with the "logic" employed by Pooh and his friends in the original stories :)
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Benjamin Cramer, November 10, 2009 (view all comments by Benjamin Cramer)
Save your money and read A.A. Milne's stories over again. This one isn't bad, it's just not particularly good - and why bother reading something that's not particularly good when you can read the original Pooh stories? The 1000th reading of the original will be more delightful than the first reading of these.
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khakie2, November 5, 2009 (view all comments by khakie2)
I wish I could read a page or two to evaluate it. I still have my Whinnie the Pooh books from my childhood. I hope these new "approved" books will be a welcome addition to the collection. I look forward to exploring the Hundred Acre Wood with old friends again.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780525421603
Author:
Benedictus, David
Publisher:
Dutton Books
Illustrator:
Burgess, Mark
Based on Characters Created by:
Milne, A.A.
Author:
Burgess, Mark
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Animals - Bears
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Toys, Dolls, & Puppets
Subject:
Toys
Subject:
Children s-Adventure Stories
Copyright:
Edition Description:
CD-Audio
Series:
Winnie-The-Pooh Collection
Publication Date:
20091031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
8.66 x 6 x 0.91 in 1.16 lb
Age Level:
18-17

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"Staff Pick" by ,

Pooh is back! Evidence that quality children's literature is timeless, David Benedictus truly captures the style of A. A. Milne, bringing the lovable creatures of the Hundred Acre Wood back to life in the first sequel ever to be approved by the Pooh authorities.

"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Christopher Robin returns from boarding school (80 years later) in this authorized but largely forgettable third volume of stories about Pooh, Piglet and the denizens of Milne's famous forest. Missing is the charm of the first book, mediated by an adult narrator creating a tableau for his child's imaginative play with a coterie of stuffed friends. Like the first books, there are 10 stories, but they are aged up to reflect Christopher's new interests — the play here involves a spelling bee, cricket, the creation of a school, the use of a thesaurus, atlas, dictionary, etc. A new character, Lottie the Otter, joins Rabbit and Owl to make a trio of the sanctimonious. Even saintly Kanga — Kanga! — loses her patience with Roo. There are a few inspired moments, including Rabbit's ill-conceived plan to lure his Friends and Relations to participate in a census using carrots and shortbread. (Rabbit also gets the best line: 'Happy may be all very well, Eeyore, but it doesn't butter any parsnips.') Burgess's illustrations are serviceable and resemble the originals, but, again, topping Shepard's originals proves a tough act to follow. All ages." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "A warm jumble of happy memories. It's both surprising and comforting that tales of such soft tenderness are still relevant."
"Review" by , "Obviously, this volume was written with love and caring in the finest tradition of imitation....It is unusual for a sequel by a modern author to maintain the pace, ambiance and characterization of the original as closely and smoothly as Benedictus' has."
"Review" by , "I think that David Benedictus has done a sterling job in taking on such a difficult task and has created a book that will be as much a companion of today's generation as its predecessor was for those who are now parents and grandparents."
"Review" by , "Benedictus could easily have passed into parody, but his writing has a gentle humour and charm which captures the original perfectly....This book is a joyful and apt addition to the Pooh saga."
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