Saturday, January 17, 2009

It's Winnie-the-Pooh Day...

January 18th is Winnie-the-Pooh Day, well actually it is A. A. Milne’s birthday – the author (Allen Alexander Milne) of the Winnie-the-Pooh stories.

The real Christopher Robin was the author’s son and Pooh bear, Tigger, Piglet, Kanga, Roo, Eeyore were his stuff animal toys. However, there was an original Winnie, an orphaned American Black bear cub that was found in Canada and later sent to the London Zoo.

In 1951, Pooh bear, Tigger, Piglet, Kanga, and Eeyore were “loaned” to the E.P. Dutton & Co. publishers, but somehow they were never returned to England; they are now on display at the Donnell Children’s Library in New York City – I know because went to see them.

- Reee-Bot the Roving Reporter

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