Winnie-the-Pooh is a children’s novel about the adventures of a teddy bear called Winnie-the-Pooh who belongs to a young boy called Christopher Robin. Each chapter of the book is a new adventure and they can be read independently. The book introduces a number of supporting characters including; Piglet, Eeyore, owl, Rabbit, Kanga and Roo. The book and characters have been adapted many times for television, movies, radio, audio and the stage. Winnie-the-Pooh and associated characters have remained popular characters since they were created. Let’s find out who wrote Winnie-the-Pooh.
Who wrote Winnie-The-Pooh?
Winnie-the-Pooh was written by English author A. A. Milne and was illustrated by E. H. Shepard. It was first published on October 14, 1926. The inspiration for the setting came from Ashdown Forest, which was near the country home that Milne purchased in 1925. The Winnie-the-Pooh character was named after a teddy bear that his son had owned and the character Christopher Robin is named after his son. The real stuffed toys that inspired all of the characters are on display in the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building in New York.
In 1928 a sequel titled The House at Pooh Corner was released, which introduced the popular character Tigger. This was also written by A. A. Milne and illustrated by E. H. Shepard. In 2009 an authorized Winnie-the-Pooh book was released by David Benedictus with illustrations by Mark Burgess.