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Three cheers for Pooh : the best bear in all the world
Sibley, Brian, 1949-
Personal Author:
First American edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Dutton Children's Books, [2001]

Physical Description:
121 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
General Note:
Originally published in Great Britain by Methuen in 2001.
Format :


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PR6025.I65 W66 2001 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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Winnie-the Pooh, first introduced by A.A.Milne in 1926, has become the most famous teddy bear in the world. To commemorate Pooh's 75th anniversary, Brian Sibley has written this richly detailed yet exceedingly readable account that celebrates Just What Pooh Did! Lavishly illustrated with Ernest Shepard's full-color artwork and original sketches, as well as photographs, newspaper reports, and manuscript pages in Milne's own handwriting, this beautifully designed book is perfect for both seasoned Pooh admirers and those eager to get better acquainted with the Best Bear in All the World -Winnie-the-Pooh.

Author Notes

Brian Sibley was born in London, England on July 14, 1949. He is author of over 100 hours of radio drama and has written and presented hundreds of radio documentaries, features and weekly programs including J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, C. S. Lewis' The Chronicles of Narnia, and Gormenghast, for which he won a Sony Radio Award. He has also written numerous books including The Lord of the Rings: The Making of the Movie Trilogy, Peter Jackson: A Film-Maker's Journey, The Disney Studio Story, Mickey Mouse: His Life and Times, The Land of Narnia, and Harry Potter Film Wizardry.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Reviews 1

Booklist Review

Gr. 4-6. Three cheers hardly expresses the enthusiasm Sibley brings to the subject of Winnie-the-Pooh in this beautifully produced volume. The book combines appreciation, quotation, and information in almost equal measure, making it most pleasing to true fans. There are endless quotes and references, but what most readers will find fascinating is the information about A. A. Milne, his family, his professional life, the genesis of ideas and characters in the Pooh stories and poems, and the books' impact on the lives of Milne and his son. This tribute by Pooh's original U.S. publisher is colorfully illustrated with drawings and paintings from various editions of the books as well as many photos of the Milnes, Web sites related to the books, and Pooh merchandise, such as bookends and board games, available as early as the 1930s. Although the book has no index, its probable audience is a browser (likely as not, an adult) who is curious about the subject and perhaps a little nostalgic for the Hundred Acre Wood. --Carolyn Phelan