The story of Winnie The Pooh began 100 years ago last month. And that’s all anyone needs as an excuse to go and read, or reread!, the stories and poems of A.A. Milne and glory in the gorgeous drawings of EH Shepard.
As noted by the CBC: “[A] Canadian soldier adopted a black bear cub and named it after his adopted hometown of Winnipeg, launching the saga of Winnie the Pooh. Lt. Harry Colebourn, a Canadian veterinarian and soldier with the Royal Canadian Army Veterinary Corps, came across the orphaned female bear cub on Aug. 24, 1914.”
– September 8, 2014