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Sunday, 11 January 2009

Return to the Hundred Acre Wood - A New Winnie-the-Pooh storybook after 80 years!

January 11, 2009

by Suzan Abrams

London: The first sequel to the original Winnie-the-Pooh storybooks will appear on October 5, 80 years after the cuddly honey-loving bear first saw the light of day in print. This was announced by the books' publishers on Saturday.

The new title to be called Return to the Hundred Acre Wood, follows the earlier highly-popular delightful tales of Winne-the-Pooh and *The House at Pooh Corner by Alan Alexander Milne (A.A Milne); both of which were beautifully illustrated by E.H. Shepard.

Described universally as one of childhood's greatest celebrations, Return to the Hundred Acre Wood is to be published by Egmont Publishing in Britain and Penguin Imprint Dutton's Childrens' Books, in the United States. The story will be written by illustrious author David Benedictus who once produced an audio adaptation of Winnie-the-Pooh starring the famed British actress, Judi Dench.

Mark Burgess who in recent years, has provided splendid illustrations for other classic children's characters like Paddington Bear, will do the honours for this title.

Last month, a collection of Winnie-the-Pooh drawings by E.H. Shepard fetched US$2 million at a London auction.


Further Reading:

*Do read the classic: The House at Pooh Corner.
Catch the vibrant Disney Version of Winnie-the-Pooh's Hundred Acre Wood.


Credit: Pictures courtesy of WinnethePooh.net & Bigoo.ws

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