A.A.Milne was born in London in 1882 and later became a highly successful writer of plays, poems and novels. He based Winnie-the-Pooh, Piglet and friends on the real nursery toys of his son Christopher Robin and published the first of their adventures together in 1926. Since then, Pooh has become a world-famous bear, and Milne's stories have been translated into seventy-two languages.
E.H.Shepard was born in London in 1879. He was a cartoonist and artist, and went on to draw the original decorations to accompany Milne's classic stories, earning him the name 'the man who drew Pooh'.
'Winnie-the-Pooh has always been a very special (albeit funny old) bear, not least of all because his books are filled with wonderful words of wisdom.', Stylist magazine