Tuesday, April 23, 2013

British Children's Author - A. A. Milne

Another British Children's Author that is on the top of our list to study was A. A. Milne. The books that he wrote are such classics. A.A. Milne was born in London in 1882. He attended Trinity College, Cambridge. He wrote plays and was an editor for a magazine.

Winnie the Pooh was published in 1926 and the House at Pooh Corner in 1928. Did you know Winnie came from a Canadian black bear named Winnie after Winnipeg. Christopher Robin is named after his son and the stories were about Christopher Robin's animals. Do you know what Winnie the Pooh's original name was?

The Hundred Acre Words is derived from  Hundred Acre Wood in Ashdown Forest in East Sussex.

We read a simple children's book about A.A. Milne and then read Winnie the Pooh and the House at Pooh Corner. Still on my list is to read bits of When We Were Very Young and Now we are Six.

We didn't do a lot of fun activities with this author. I think we need to find a bridge and play Poohsticks. Maybe we will save that for a trip to Ashdown Forest.

So who is your favorite character in Winnie the Pooh?


1 comment:

  1. We were just reading from Now We are Six today. Favorite character? I really like Eeyore. But who can not like Pooh?



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