Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

The Real Winnie-the-Pooh FAQ

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

The Real Winnie-the-Pooh FAQ

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With the release of the movie "Goodbye Christopher Robin" in Pittsburgh on Friday, we give a little background on A.A. Milne, creator of the "Winnie-the-Pooh" books and poems; his son Christopher; and the bothersome bear that brought them fame.

* A.A. Milne had 18 plays and three novels published before his Winnie-the-Pooh poems and stories catapulted him to fame.

* The writer was a captain of the British Home Guard who became a pacificist and wrote "Peace With Honour" in 1934. It became quite a bother to Milne when a honey-loving bear named Pooh and his pals became Milne's calling card to fame.

* "When We Were Very Young," published in 1924, was the first Winnie-the-Pooh book and was dedicated to the author's son, 4-year-old Christopher Robin Milne. Last of the four was "The House at Pooh Corner," published in 1928, and by that time each book was was selling in the hundred-thousands worldwide. …

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