Friday, January 18, 2013

Friday Focus--Author Beloved By Children and Adults

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 "If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day 
so I never have to live without you."
 --from Winnie-the-Pooh by A.A. Milne, 1882-1956

January 18 is the birthday of A.A. (Alan Alexander) Milne, British-born novelist, poet, and playwright, best known for his series of books about young Christopher Robin, his stuffed bear Winnie-the-Pooh, and band of other adorable critters.

Information about the author's life and work is available on James Milne's Pooh Corner website. Fans of the author will appreciate the website's timeline, bio of Christopher, Milne's son on whom the Christopher Robin character is based, origins of "Winnie", and other information.  There is also a list of fun facts about the real Winnie-the-Pooh and his friends and a Pooh bibliography compiled by the New York Public Library. 

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The real Winnie-the-Pooh bear lives in New York City with friends Eeyore, Piglet, Kanga, and Tigger in the Children's Room at the New York Public Library.  Fans can visit them in the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building on Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street. 


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