Finding Winnie: The story of the real bear who inspired Winnie-the-Pooh

Lindsay Mattick, Finding Winnie: The story of the real bear who inspired Winnie-the-Pooh. Illustrated by Sophie Blackall Published 2015 by Orchard, 54p   Winnie-the-Pooh created by A.A. Milne is probably the most famous bear in the world. What is less known is that before Winnie-the-Pooh there was a real bear that became Milne’s inspiration for… Continue reading Finding Winnie: The story of the real bear who inspired Winnie-the-Pooh

“Do you think the king knows all about me?”

A.A. Milne, When We Were Very Young. Illustrations by Ernest H. Shepard Published 2007 by Egmont Books, 112p Every child is his parents’ inspiration. In 1924, Alan Alexander Milne published this volume of poems for his son, Christopher Robin who was three years old at that time. If the name of the boy sounds familiar to… Continue reading “Do you think the king knows all about me?”