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Winnie the Pooh [Kindle Edition]

A.A. Milne , Ernest H. Shepard
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (300 customer reviews)

Print List Price: $6.99
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Sold by: Penguin Group (USA) LLC

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Book Description

Happy 80th birthday, Pooh! The Bear of Very Little Brain and his friends from the Hundred Acre Wood have delighted generations of readers since Winnie-the-Pooh was first published in 1926. This deluxe anniversary edition of Winnie-the-Pooh is the perfect way to celebrate the enduring popularity of A. A. Milne's classic work. The interior features the unabridged text and Ernest H. Shepard's charming illustrations in full color on cream-colored stock. It is an impressive package for new fans and collectors both. Three cheers for Pooh!

Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly

Fans of the Hundred Acre Wood can celebrate Pooh's 75th birthday with collector's editions of Winnie-the-Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner. Both books contain A.A. Milne's complete text as well as b&w decorations by Ernest H. Shepard. Dressed up for the party, each book features a redesigned jacket plus gold and silver gilded page edges, respectively. Each is sold separately, but they can be purchased together in a sturdy slipcased set.

Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.

From School Library Journal

PreSchool-Grade 3- Children will be enchanted to meet A.A. Milne's unforgettable bear in this dramatization produced in England. David Benedictus has retained all the best elements of the original text to create a lively romp through the Hundred Acre Woods with Oscar-nominee Judi Dench narrating the way. She is joined by an excellent cast of British actors including Stephen Fry, Jane Horrocks, and Michael Williams. Using a variety of regional accents and vocal qualities, they bring Pooh, Christopher Robin, and all their friends to life. John Gould's music provides a perfect backdrop to Pooh's poetic creations and works as a natural chapter break. Good sound effects allow listeners to imagine themselves treading forest paths with the likes of Piglet and Eeyore. The cassettes are well marked, and the cover art features nicely colored versions of Ernest H. Shephard's original illustrations. The only drawback to the packaging is the clear plastic container which is likely to need replacing. This recording will be useful for introducing primary grade listeners to Pooh, but will also appeal to older children and adults.
Barbara S. Wysocki, Cora J. Belden Library, Rocky Hill, CT
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Product Details

  • File Size: 3220 KB
  • Print Length: 178 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0771058918
  • Publisher: Dutton Children's; Deluxe Edition edition (September 3, 2009)
  • Sold by: Penguin Group (USA) LLC
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #16,902 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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94 of 98 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars THE Classic November 7, 2000
Format:Library Binding
How could anyone pass up a set of the classic stories of a boy and his stuffed friends. With the original illustrations (not the Disney-fied stuff), these are the books I remember my father reading to me when I was "very young." Many kids today may be familiar with a few of these stories from the Disney shorts (combined later into a feature length version and on video). Most kids also know Winnie the Pooh because of Disney (who even brought out a line of "classic Pooh" products based on the original toys and illustrations). These stories were beautiful to begin with - precisely why Walt brought them to the big screen.
Filled with childhood honesty and simplicity, these were the tales Milne told his own child, Christopher Robin, inspired by the boys' stuffed toys and the animals that lived nearby. Do your kids a favor and start by reading the original stories, to them and with them, as they were originally written. As a set, its a wonderful keepsake to pass on to generations.
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121 of 133 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars this edition is in black and white December 9, 2008
Format:Library Binding
This edition is in black and white, I would not have ordered if I had known. I ordered this edition because I thought the 4 small books would be easier for a child to hold and read than the larger, heavier editions (of which I actually own). I didn't order the 80th anniversary edition because I read several reviews that said the covers tear easily on that edition. However, the color editions are so much more beautiful and have much nicer paper than this edition.
Please note I rate this edition as a 2, but the books themselves as a 5. Winnie-the-Pooh is every child's favorite.
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51 of 54 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a JOY to hold as well as READ December 22, 2007
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Before I bought this book I had read a few comments complaining about the color of the pages... somewhat yellowish in an almost but not quite parchmenty sort of way. Oh bother, said I, This is coloring my experience of the book. It's been in the back of my mind through every chapter, "Do I like this? Or do I not?" First let me say I love the brushed watercolors over the illustrations... I'm enthralled by the book jacket and the way the window is lit up by the colored version beneath on the actual cover... and the truth is I would have picked a slightly different page color -- but that's besides the point. It's still a lovely edition and my first grader certainly has no complaints.

On top of that, I'd forgotten how wonderful Pooh is. I'm so jaded by the Disney versions that invade every store and home (except mine) that I've spent a lot of time bypassing poor Pooh & Co altogether. We had recently revamped reading aloud here at home because books "written for first graders" were too mindless, books written at the reading level of Pooh today are written for an intellectual level of thought and humor that is beyond the first grader (A. A. Milne had an incredible gift for including all levels of maturity in these works) so our attempts there got tossed aside as my first grader played with his toes, fingers, hair and anything else he could reach because the books just weren't "keeping him." So I tallied up a new library budget and between Amazon and Abe Books did an overhaul... Pooh certainly is one that has hit the spot. The writing is more like how I would speak to my son, but the story is still appealing to the imagination of a first grader, the plot easily managed...
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91 of 101 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Somewhat Disappointing July 3, 2007
By A. P.
First of all, as pretty as the die-cut dust jacket is, it's prone to tearing. And if you have young children this is likely to be an issue, which sort of spoils the whole collector's/heirloom edition thing. Second, although I would ordinarily like the cream colored pages and colored illustrations, I don't like how they did it for this edition. Starting in the early '90s Dutton published full-color editions of all four of Milne's books (Winnie-the-Pooh, The House At Pooh Corner, When We Were Very Young, and Now We Are Six) on white paper, and the illustrations blended perfectly with the pages. Unfortunately, for this 80th anniversary edition the publisher seems to have simply reused the color pictures from the 1991 edition, complete with the white backgrounds for each illustration. The effect of this against the cream colored pages of this new book looks a bit sloppy to me, as if someone had cut out the pictures from the 1991 edition and pasted them onto the pages of this new one. The older color editions of Milne's books are still available through Amazon (search for "Winnie-the-Pooh full-color gift edition"), and in my opinion they're nicer than this new edition.
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30 of 31 people found the following review helpful
By peg2
Format:Library Binding|Verified Purchase
Pooh may be the headliner, but some of the stories I remember best are those of James James Morrison Morrison Weatherby George Dupree (who took great care of his mother, though he was only three), Emmeline (who went to see the Queen), and King John (whose list for Father Christmas contained just one item, a big red India-rubber ball). Everything is written from a perspective that a child would understand, without judgment, without condescension... This is a wonderful collection. I can still see Pooh trying to get his head out of the Hunny jar, Owl going on at length about the Spotted or Herbaceous Backson, Eeyore mourning his popped balloon. Whether your kids read these books themselves, or you read to them, these books are a treasure they'll want to pass down to their kids.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Got Grand kids ? This is for you
Sat and read to my grandchild aged 5..wonderful experience..only completed first book before she went back to Japan. Read more
Published 3 days ago by Michael A. G. Matthews
5.0 out of 5 stars Every Child should know these books
Only the greatest children's book series every written! Not only great for tiny kids but written in such a way as to be an absolute delight for the adults who are fortunate enough... Read more
Published 9 days ago by Mary Louise Pivec
5.0 out of 5 stars best book ever
A must read for both kids and adults! So sweet and full of great quotes! Plan to read it again!
Published 12 days ago by JollyBuzz
5.0 out of 5 stars So so charming...a classic that kids can pass on to their kids
My mom wanted to get a Winnie-the-Pooh set for my son's third birthday. After perusing the offerings on amazon and reading reviews, I settled on the Dutton collection. Read more
Published 17 days ago by ABF
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect gift for a "Now we are Six" year old!
So happy that these beloved books with their original illustrations, that were read to me, that I read to my children, are still available for them to read to theirs. Read more
Published 18 days ago by Aussie owner
5.0 out of 5 stars Every newborn should own a set.
Classic set. Read them to babies when they were weeks old. They seemed to like the poetry first and then we got into stories as they grew older. Read more
Published 20 days ago by Greenknitcat
5.0 out of 5 stars A whimsical story to revive the child in us all.
I adore this book. I grew up watching the "New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh" and have always loved the world of the Hundred Acre Wood, but reading it as an adult was a... Read more
Published 20 days ago by Emily
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Classic!
I grew up on the Winnie the Pooh Disney movies and the short picture books. But I recently realized that I had never read the original Pooh books! Read more
Published 22 days ago by Liz Austin
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read!
I never read this when I was little and I thoroughly enjoyed it and I'm almost 60! Pooh rocks! :-)
Published 25 days ago by S. Terrell
5.0 out of 5 stars Great stories, very nice set
I got this set about six years ago for my four year old daughter. I've read them to her once every year or two and of all the things we read together the first two books in this... Read more
Published 1 month ago by HomeShopper
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