Winnie-the-Pooh, was 90 years old in October. (Wikipedia gives the date of Milne's first children's story about The Bear of Little Brain as 1924. History! It's a puzzle.) The Queen (Elizabeth II) turned 90 in April. Coincidence? Hmmmm.
Still, since the Winnie-the-Pooh books count in my Top Five All Time Favorite Books Written for Young People, I jump at a chance to praise them again.
Click here, for an interview with the author of a new Winnie-the-Pooh picture book, Winnie-the-Pooh and the Royal Birthday by Jane Riordan. I am grateful that the illustrator, Mark Burgess, tried hard to mimic Ernest H. Shepard's iconic artwork - and not the cutesy cartoons of the Disney studio. (This is a Disney book.)
I love the book, Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear by Lindsay Mattick. So, here's another chance to plug THAT book.
90 years of Winnie and Piglet and Owl and Rabbit (and Eeyore who is the embodiment of a parenthetical remark) - it's hard for me to imagine an English-speaking world without them!