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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.
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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 1964.)
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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!

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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:

Afrikaans Bulgarian Breton Spanish Latvian
Catalan Czech Chinese Danish Estonian
Dutch Finnish French Frisian Korean
German Greek Hebrew Hungarian Faroese
Icelandic Italian Polish Japanese Macedonian
Braille Norwegian Slovak Slovene Yiddish
Portuguese Romanian Thai Russian Serbo-Croat
Ukrainian Esperanto Latin Swedish Luxembourgish

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As I 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.
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"...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 Corner ~


Sometimes I find old and unusual Pooh books and Pooh collectibles, and when I do, I buy them.   And sometimes...  I sell them on:

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I also have some unusual and hard-to-find Pooh books for sale on my Books For Sale page.

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All of the Winnie the Pooh characters are fictional characters based on the original works of A.A. Milne and Ernest H. Shepard. The characters and their names are registered trademarks of the Trustees of the Pooh Properties, Dutton Children's Books, or the Disney Corporation. The images on these pages are copyrighted illustrations of the Disney Corporation and/or Dutton Childrens' Books.
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