Over eighty years since Winnie-the-Pooh first delighted readers, David Benedictus takes us back to the Hundred Acre Wood for more adventures with A. A. Milne's Winnie-the-Pooh. The rumours are true - Christopher Robin is back in the Hundred Acre Wood. From the excitement of Christopher Robin's return to the curious business of learning to play ...
Over eighty years since Winnie-the-Pooh first delighted readers, David Benedictus takes us back to the Hundred Acre Wood for more adventures with A. A. Milne's Winnie-the-Pooh. The rumours are true - Christopher Robin is back in the Hundred Acre Wood. From the excitement of Christopher Robin's return to the curious business of learning to play cricket, Return to the Hundred Acre Wood allows readers to spend a few more treasured hours with the Best Bear in All the World. David Benedictus's authorized sequel to A. A. Milne's original Winnie-the-Pooh stories are splendidly illustrated by Mark Burgess in the style of the original E. H. Shepard artwork. All of the old friends are in attendance - from Pooh, to Piglet, Eeyore to Owl and Tigger to Eeyore. Enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of the Hundred Acre Wood 80 years after since it was first discovered. There's still plenty of fun to be had in this forest.
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At the end of "A House At Pooh Corner", Christopher Robin had left the Forest to go to school. But little boys don't grow up all at once, and now, in this authorised sequel, he's back for the summer holidays and ready for more adventures with the old gang. Written and illustrated in the style of A.A. Milne & E.H. Shepherd, this book will delight any fan of the original Pooh stories. Printed on bright white pages and lavishly illustrated in colour throughout, it's the perfect bedtime story book.
Dec 21, 2009
What A Good Book!!
As a children's librarian for the past 34 years, I was some what cautious about reading this book. Would it be as good as the (real) Winnie-the-Pooh. No need to fear I thought it was ever so good, the story line fits into todays world, I am going to use the story about the census in January in my library. The little girl otter is a doll. The illustrations I felt were just as good as the original artwork. For me and my money I think this is a winner
Publishers Weekly, 2009-10-19 Christopher Robin returns from boarding school (80 years later) in this authorized but largely forgettable third volume of stories about Pooh, Piglet and the denizens of Milne's famous forest. Missing is the charm of the first book, mediated by an adult narrator creating a tableau for his child's imaginative play with a coterie of stuffed friends. Like the first books, there are 10 stories, but they are aged up to reflect Christopher's new interests-the play here involves a spelling bee, cricket, the creation of a school, the use of a thesaurus, atlas, dictionary, etc. A new character, Lottie the Otter, joins Rabbit and Owl to make a trio of the sanctimonious. Even saintly Kanga-Kanga!-loses her patience with Roo. There are a few inspired moments, including Rabbit's ill-conceived plan to lure his Friends and Relations to participate in a census using carrots and shortbread. (Rabbit also gets the best line: "Happy may be all very well, Eeyore, but it doesn't butter any parsnips.") Burgess's illustrations are serviceable and resemble the originals, but, again, topping Shepard's originals proves a tough act to follow. All ages. (Oct.) Copyright 2009 Reed Business Information.
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