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Who was behind Winnie-the-Pooh?

Alan Alexander Milne, better known as A.A. Milne, was a British author, playwright, and poet born on January 18, 1882, in London, England. He is best known for his children's books, notably the Winnie-the-Pooh series, which was inspired by his son, Christopher Robin Milne.

Milne attended Westminster School and Trinity College, Cambridge, where he studied mathematics and graduated with a degree in 1902. After graduation, he worked as a freelance writer, contributing articles and essays to various magazines and newspapers. He also wrote plays for the stage and published several books of poetry.

In 1913, Milne married Dorothy de Selincourt, and they had one son, Christopher Robin, who was born in 1920. The family lived in a countryside home in Sussex, England, where Christopher Robin spent most of his childhood playing with his stuffed animals, including a teddy bear named Winnie-the-Pooh.

In 1926, Milne published his first book for children, "When We Were Very Young," a collection of poetry for children. This was followed by "Winnie-the-Pooh" in 1926 and "The House at Pooh Corner" in 1928. These books were illustrated by Ernest H. Shepard and became instant classics, beloved by children and adults alike.

Milne's success as a children's author allowed him to give up his job as a freelance writer and concentrate on writing full-time. He continued to write poetry and plays, but his children's books brought him the most fame and fortune.

During World War II, Milne served in the British Army's War Propaganda Bureau but found it difficult to write during this time. After the war, he returned to writing, but his output was limited due to ill health. He died on January 31, 1956, in Hartfield, England, at the age of 74.

Milne's legacy lives on through his beloved children's books, which have been translated into many languages and adapted into films, television shows, and stage productions. The characters of Winnie-the-Pooh, Piglet, Tigger, and Eeyore have become cultural icons, and the books continue to be enjoyed by children and adults all over the world. Milne's writing continues to be celebrated for its wit, wisdom, and its ability to capture the spirit of childhood. In addition to his famous children's books, his plays and poetry have also been widely enjoyed, and he is remembered as one of the most talented and beloved authors of the 20th century.

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Did you know?

Winnie the Pooh is based on a real boy—Christopher Robin—who was the author of the story, A. A. Milne's son.

Winnie is also based on a real teddy bear, who was given the name after Christopher Robin Milne encountered Winnie, the bear in the London Zoo. The other characters in the story were based on Christopher Robin's real stuffed animals as well—particularly Piglet (based on a stuffed pig), Tigger (based on a stuffed Tiger), Eeyore (based on a stuffed donkey), and more. There's a reason that the characters and personalities in the story are so lifelike and believable!

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