Alan Alexander Milne
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Alan Alexander Milne was an English author, best known for his books about the teddy bear Winnie-the-Pooh and for various children's poems.
Milne was a noted writer, primarily as a playwright, before the huge success of Pooh overshadowed all his previous work. Alan Alexander Milne
A. A. Milne was born in Kilburn, London, to parents Vince Milne, who was Scottish, and Sarah Marie Milne (née Heginbotham) and grew up at Henley House School, 6/7 Mortimer Road (now Crescent), Kilburn, a small public school run by his father. Alan Alexander Milne
After graduating from Cambridge in 1903, A. A. Milne contributed humorous verse and whimsical essays to Punch, joining the staff in 1906 and becoming an assistant editor. Alan Alexander Milne
During this period he published 18 plays and 3 novels, including the murder mystery The Red House Mystery (1922). The Red House Mystery Alan Alexander Milne
His son was born in August 1920 and in 1924 Milne produced a collection of children's poems When We Were Very Young, which were illustrated by Punch staff cartoonist E. H. Shepard. Milne's son Christopher Robin Milne with bear.
A collection of short stories for children Gallery of Children, and other stories that became part of the Winnie-the-Pooh books, were first published in 1925. Alan Alexander Milne
Milne was an early screenwriter for the nascent British film industry, writing four stories filmed in 1920 for the company Minerva Films (founded in 1920 by the actor Leslie Howard and his friend and story editor Adrian Brunel. These were The Bump, starring Aubrey Smith; Twice Two; Five Pound Reward; and Bookworms. When We Were Very Young Now We Are Six 1st edition cover (Methuen)
Milne is most famous for his two Pooh books about a boy named Christopher Robin after his son, Christopher Robin Milne, and various characters inspired by his son's stuffed animals, most notably the bear named Winnie-the-Pooh. Christopher Robin Milne's stuffed bear, originally named "Edward”. The real stuffed toys owned by Christopher Robin Milne and featured in theWinnie-the-Pooh stories.
Winnie-the-Pooh was published in 1926, followed by The House at Pooh Corner in 1928. A second collection of nursery rhymes, Now We Are Six, was published in 1927. Winnie-the-Pooh (book) 1st edition The House at Pooh Corner 1st edition