A. A. Milne was born in 1882 in London. He was a playwright
and journalist as well as a poet and storyteller. His classic
children's books were inspired by his son, Christopher Robin. Milne
died in 1956.
Ernest H. Shepard was born in 1879 in England. His pictures of the Pooh characters are based on real toys owned by Christopher Robin Milne. Shepard died in 1976.