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Beyond the world of Pooh : selections from the memoirs of Christopher Milne
Milne, Christopher, 1920-1996.
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Dutton Books, [1998]

Physical Description:
xvi, 286 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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PR6025.I65 Z79 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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Christopher Milne was the world-famous son of A. A. Milne. This collection brings together passages from the four volumes of C. R. Milne's memoirs. Covering his much-publicized childhood, his war experiences, marriage, and proprietorship of a bookshop, this book presents an intriguing portrait of a gifted man. He chose to live simply'a choice that ultimately brought a happiness that could never come from the empty fame of being the ?real? Christopher Robin.

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Booklist Review

To grow up in the shadow of a famous father is a difficult enough burden for anyone, but the late Christopher Milne also had to cope with being the real child who inspired his father's most famous work, Winnie the Pooh. As a writer himself, he has used his books of memoirs to affirm Christopher Milne as a person separate from his father and from Christopher Robin. Those four books, including two that were never published in the U.S., are combined and excerpted in this one volume, giving a fuller sense of Milne's life as a whole. This complete sweep of his life, with an introduction by his widow, allows the reader to see him as an introspective, independent child, certainly, but also as the husband, father, bookseller, and writer that he became. All in all, he was much more than the playmate of a bear. --Danise Hoover

School Library Journal Review

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