Wednesday, October 7, 2009

The Anticipated Return of Winnie the Pooh

A.A Milne's son, Christopher Robin, with his teddy bear. He wrote it about his son- how sweet!
I wish my dad would do that for me :P
Some Mark Burgess illustrations for the new book

Over eighty years since Winnie-the-Pooh first delighted readers, David Benedictus takes us back to the Hundred Acre Wood for more adventures. Return to the Hundred Acre Wood allows readers to spend a few more treasured hours with the Best Bear in All the World. The authorized sequel to A. A. Milne's original Winnie-the-Pooh stories, by David Benedictus, Illustrated by Mark Burgess in the style of the original E. H. Shepard illustrations. The book seems to be a great likeness of the treasured tales by A.A. Milne, and i can't wait to get my hands on a copy. Winnie The Pooh was my sister's all time favorite, and so, being the oldest, the love of it has stayed with me instead of her (does that make sense?)
Here is a preview from the new book:

Eeyore, the grey donkey, was standing at the edge of the Hundred Acre Wood, staring at a patch of thistles. He had been saving them for a Rainy Day and was beginning to wonder whether it would ever rain again and whether, by the time it did, there would be any juice left in them, when Pooh and Piglet came by.

"Hallo, little Piglet," said Eeyore. "Hallo, Pooh. And what are you doing around here?"

"We came to see you, Eeyore," said Pooh.

"A quiet day, was it Pooh? An if-we-haven't-anything-better-to-do sort of day? How very thoughtful."

Piglet wondered how it was that every conversation with Eeyore seemed to go wrong.

"Time hanging heavy, was it, Piglet? And, Pooh, I would thank you not to stand on those thistles."

"Which ones would you like me to stand on?" asked Pooh.

"But, Eeyore," squeaked Piglet, "it's C-C-C-"

"Have you swallowed something, little Piglet? Not a thistle, I trust?"

"It's Christopher Robin," said Pooh. "He's coming back."

While Pooh was talking, Eeyore went rather still. Only his tail moved, brushing away an imaginary fly.

"Well," he said, rather huskily, then paused. "Well. Christopher Robin … That is to say … heretofore …" he blinked quickly several times. "Christopher Robin coming back. Well."

How adorable is it?? I cant wait to get it! Anyways, sweetnesses, i'm off to do a spot of shopping in a suburb called Leaderville (which, may i add, is the spot Beyonce did her shopping in when she was on tour the other week) so i have to go, but i look forward to posting again tomorrow, and, hopefully, reading my endless amounts of comments (hint hint :)

So, my lovelies,

Love and live light!

1 comment:

L.O.L.A said...

awww adorable :)
i love winnie the pooh!