cover image The Complete Tales and Poems of Winnie-The-Pooh/Wtp

The Complete Tales and Poems of Winnie-The-Pooh/Wtp

A. A. Milne. Dutton Books, $45 (576pp) ISBN 978-0-525-46726-7

Celebrate the 75th anniversary of the beloved ""silly old bear"" with two new offerings. The Complete Tales & Poems of Winnie-the-Pooh collects A.A. Milne's classic stories (Winnie-the-Pooh; The House at Pooh Corner; When We Were Very Young; and Now We Are Six) and Ernest H. Shepard's original illustrations in one gorgeous oversize gift edition. Three Cheers for Pooh: The Best Bear in All the World by Brian Sibly provides readers with a historical reference point, starting with the story of Mrs. Milne's purchase of a stuffed bear at a London department store for their young son, Christopher Robin. Photographs, original manuscript pages and Shepard's sketches and illustrations complete the package. (Oct.)