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Vini Der Pu
Wolf, Leonard.
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New York : Penguin ; London : Kuperard, 2000.
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176 pages ; 19 cm
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YIDDISH FICTION Juvenile Fiction Childrens Area-Foreign Language

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Add Yiddish to the thirty-one languages into which A. A. Milne's classic Winnie-the-Pooh has been translated. Follow Our Bear as he climbs the tree in search of honey (Krakh! "Oy gevalt!") and as he sings one of his beloved songs, "Cottleston Pie" (translated here Varshever, varshever, varshever tort). And savor Ernest H. Shepard's memorable black-and-white illustrations. Longtime Pooh lover and noted Yiddish scholar Leonard Wolf has meticulously translated this British classic into the German-Jewish language that has been spoken around the world since the Middle Ages. Yiddish is a language that is alive and well and being reclaimed by young and old. Now fluent speakers and students alike can add the Best Bear in All the World to their Yiddish libraries.

Author Notes

A prolific writer, A. A. Milne published 35 plays, 6 novels, 3 books of verse, 3 collections of short stories, and several works of nonfiction, including sketches for Punch magazine, of which he was the assistant editor. Nevertheless, his fame rests on four books for children: two of whimsical stories about the stuffed animals in his son's bedroom (Winnie-the-Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner) and two of verse (When We Were Very Young and Now We Are Six). All are considered classics and have been included among the Children's Literature Association's Touchstone books as the best in children's literature, on the Lewis Carroll Shelf list, and on the Choice magazine list of books for the academic library.

He also wrote Toad of Toad Hall, a play based on Grahame's The Wind in the Willows, and Once upon a Time: A Fairy Tale for Grown-ups, both of which are sometimes included in volumes with the four classic works.

Milne had a son, Christopher Robin, who served as the model for the little boy in his children's books.

(Bowker Author Biography)