Title: The Complete Winnie the Pooh – Winnie the Pooh; The House at Pooh Corner; The Complete Poems for Christopher Robin
Author: A A Milne, E H Shepard (illus)
Publisher: The Folio Society, 2004
Condition: Hardcover, cloth, with protective slipcase. New and shrink wrapped. Bound in cloth, blocked with designs by David Eccles from the illustrations by E. H. Shepard. Over 500 coloured illustrations. Includes additional sketches and biographies. 672 pages, 9½” x 6¾”. 3 kg.
Some books, such as those A. A. Milne wrote for his son Christopher Robin during the 1920s, speak as profoundly to adults as they do to children. The characters Milne created – Winnie-the-Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore, Kanga, Roo and Tigger – have become eternal symbols of childhood innocence, and are as popular as ever.
Whether it is the ‘wobbly spelling’, the oblique, almost absurdly funny conversations, or the enchanting hand-coloured illustrations of E. H. Shepard, Winnie-the-Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner provide page after page of incomparable pleasure. Their adventures in the Hundred Acre Wood include rescuing Pooh from a tight situation, discovering the North Pole, saving Piglet from the Great Flood in an upturned umbrella, and, of course, inventing the game of Pooh-sticks. Completing this exclusive Folio edition is The Complete Poems for Christopher Robin, which brings together Milne’s two collections of children’s verse, ‘When We Were Very Young’ and ‘Now We Are Six’.