Ever since 1924, when A.A.
Milne first introduced us to our favorite tubby bear, Winnie-the-Pooh, in When We
Were Very Young, the hearts of young and old alike have been charmed by Milne's
stories of a boy and his bear.
And equally endearing, the illustrations (excuse me. . .
decorations!) by E.H. Shepard have come to be treasured as the 'real' Pooh by those of us
who did not grow up in the era of Disney's version of Pooh. (That would be before
I thank my mom for buying me my first Pooh book, The World of Pooh,
sometime after its publication in 1957. From the time I was very small, books have
been a great love of mine, and these beloved stories are somewhere very near the top of my
list of all-time favorites. Called children's stories, I'm really not so
sure.............but then again, how wonderful that children and adults alike can enjoy
them so much!
Anyway, on to the
reason for these web pages. Several years ago, I decided that I would like to
collect the Pooh stories in all the various foreign editions. According to Ann
Thwaite, in her Book-that-no-True-Pooh-Lover-should-be-without, The Brilliant
Career of Winnie-the-Pooh, there are 32 translations, but I have located more:
continued to acquire more translations, of course I encountered many older editions of the
four Pooh stories: When We Were Very Young, Winnie-the-Pooh, The
House at Pooh Corner and Now We Are Six. I couldn't
resist. My search for books now includes just about anything that has Pooh's name on
it. I am considered to be a Pooh purist, (with all due respect to you Disney
Pooh lovers!), in that I have limited my collecting to the original Milne
stories. There are a few exceptions, as you will see in my pictures and lists.
"...what I like doing best is Nothing."
"It means just going along,
listening to all the things you can't hear,
and not bothering."
~ The House At Pooh
Sometimes I find old and
unusual Pooh books and Pooh collectibles, and when I do, I buy them. And
sometimes... I sell them on:
I also have some
unusual and hard-to-find Pooh books for sale on my Books For Sale
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