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What can we learn from A.A. Milne?

An ornament of Winnie the Pooh dressed as Tigger
Image by Vinson Tan ( 楊 祖 武 ) from Pixabay

About A. A. Milne

Name: Alan Alexander Milne.

Born: London, 18th January 1882

Occupation: Served in World War I as a signal officer. Freelance writer, playwriter and

author. A.A. Milne was well known for the creation of Winnie the Pooh and his beloved characters.


About Winnie the Pooh

Winnie the Pooh was published in 1926 and the character Christopher Robin was named

after Milne's son. Winnie had a number of friends who he would set off on adventures

with, and these were based upon the cuddly toys that his son would play with. These toys

now reside in New York's Public Library.

Milne was not afraid to explore and change direction. He received a mathematics scholarship, completed a degree in mathematics but then went on to pursue freelance writing.

Milne used his surroundings to spark his imagination and creativity to bring Winnie the Pooh, Eeyore, Piglet, Owl, Rabbit, Kanga and Roo alive. It is believed that Ashdown Forest was the setting for the Hundred Acre Wood and most of the characters were sparked from his son's toys.

Each character had strengths and weaknesses that were celebrated. Their friendships and bond for each other accepted each other for who they were, regardless of their characteristic traits.

Famous quotes from A.A. Milne

"You're braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think."

"It never hurts to keep looking for sunshine."

"Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart."


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