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Chinese New Year!

Happy Chinese New Year!

A doll of a Chinese lady
See it online here: http://www.nationaltrustcollections.org.uk/object/669882

A doll of a Chinese man
See it online here: http://www.nationaltrustcollections.org.uk/object/661400

A photo of Chinese children in Chinese dress
See it online here: http://www.nationaltrustcollections.org.uk/object/668203

A chinese dragonfly kite
See it online here: http://www.nationaltrustcollections.org.uk/object/665013

An automaton of a smoking Chinaman
See it online here: http://www.nationaltrustcollections.org.uk/object/664221

 

 

 

 

A.A. Milne

Today is the 132nd birthday of A.A. Milne, author of the world-famous Winnie the Pooh books!

A.A. Milne
Source: http://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2013/01/18/%E2%80%9Cthings-grown-ups-talk-about%E2%80%9D/

 

Alan Alexander Milne was born on 18th January 1882 in Kilburn,London. He went to Henley House School where he was taught by author H.G. Wells, and who went on to be “a great writer and a great friend” in Milne’s own words.

Milne was Assistant Editor of punch magazine until the First World War when he joined the army. His literary career really got started after the war.

Milne wrote a great many novels and plays, but his most famous works were his Children’s books about The Bear of Very Little Brain, Winnie the Pooh. These books were inspired by his son, Christopher Robin, who featured in the stories. The stories tell the tale of Winnie the Pooh and his friends, Christopher Robin, Piglet, Eeyore the donkey, Tigger, Rabbit, Owl, Kanga and Roo. The first Pooh book, Winnie the Pooh was published in 1926. This was followed by Now We Are Six in 1927, and The House at Pooh Corner in 1928.

Winnie the Pooh with his friends
Source: http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/128558/Pixar-gets-animated-over-Winnie-the-Pooh

An original illistration of Winnie the Pooh and Piglet
Source: http://walterhunt.com/blog/?p=450

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Winnie the Pooh has remained a firm favourite with young and old alike right to this day. The books have been published around the world and translated into many different languages. Walt Disney’s adaptations of the stories have also helped to ensure the continued popularity of Winnie the Pooh and all his friends!

Disney’s version of Winnie the Pooh and his friends
Source: http://theroaringtwentieshistory.blogspot.co.uk/2010/05/winnie-pooh.html

 

Here are a few of the Winnie the Pooh objects that we have in our collection here at the Museum of Childhood.

Inside ‘Now We Are Six’

A Winnie the Pooh teddy
See it online here: http://www.nationaltrustcollections.org.uk/object/662517

A pencil case with Eeyore on the side
See it online here: http://www.nationaltrustcollections.org.uk/object/662563

 (Information sourced from: http://www.poohcorner.com/Alan-Alexander-Milne-Author.html, http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/81466.A_A_Milne, http://www.online-literature.com/wellshg/, http://www.us.penguingroup.com/static/pages/yr/minisites/winniethepooh/characters.html, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winnie_the_Pooh_(Disney) )

 

 

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