Alan Alexander Milne, author and poet
Alan Alexander Milne, author and poet
 
 
A.A. Milne as a soldier in World War I
A.A. Milne as a soldier in World War I
 
 
A.A. Milne enjoyed reading
A.A. Milne enjoyed reading
 
 
Christopher Robin, the real son of A.A. Milne
Christopher Robin, the real son of A.A. Milne
 
 
The stuffed toys that inspired the Winnie the Pooh stories
The stuffed toys that inspired the Winnie the Pooh stories
 
 
An illustration from Winnie the Pooh story
An illustration from Winnie the Pooh story
 
 
A.A. Milne with his son, Christopher Robin
A.A. Milne with his son, Christopher Robin
 
Milne, A.A.
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Quick Facts
Full Name Alan Alexander Milne
Born January 18, 1882 (London, England)
Died January 31, 1956 (Sussex, England)
Nationality British
Occupation(s) novelist, playwright, poet
Major Achievement(s) author of Winnie-the-Pooh; The House at Pooh Corner; When We Were Very Young; Now We Are Six

Winnie-the-Pooh is perhaps the world’s most famous teddy bear. He and his friends, Piglet, Eeyore, Tigger, and Kanga appear in stories written by A. A. Milne.

Milne was born in 1882. He attended a school run by his father. He later studied math at Cambridge University. He was a soldier in World War I. In the 1920’s, Milne wrote many successful plays. He worked for Punch, a humor magazine. Milne wrote throughout his life. His work included plays, non-fiction, poems, and mysteries.

Christopher Robin, Milne’s son, was born in 1920. Four years later, A. A. Milne wrote a book of children’s poems. He wrote Winnie-the-Pooh in 1926, inspired by his son’s stuffed toys. E. H. Shepard drew pictures for the book.

Milne’s books about Pooh Bear won him lasting fame. They are far better known than anything else he wrote. They are classics of children’s literature, loved by young and old.

A. A. Milne died in 1956. His widow sold Disney the movie rights to Winnie-the-Pooh in 1961. The studio has issued many cartoons since then.

The real Winnie-the-Pooh and his stuffed pals are on display at the New York City Public Library’s Children’s Center.

Resource information

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eNotes. (n.d.). A. A. Milne. Retrieved from http://www.enotes.com/a-milne-salem/a-milne-0270000237

Poetry Foundation. (n.d.). A. A. Milne, 1882 – 1956. Retrieved from http://www.poetryfoundation.org/bio/a-a-milne

Pooh Corner. (n.d.). Alan Alexander Milne, Author. Retrieved from http://www.poohcorner.com/Alan-Alexander-Milne-Author.html

Treasures of the New York Library. (n.d.). The New York Adventures of the Real Winnie-the-Pooh. Retrieved from http://exhibitions.nypl.org/treasures/items/show/28

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