WINNIE THE POOH Biography - Fictional, Iconical & Mythological characters


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Name: Winnie-the-Pooh                                                             
Winnie-the-Pooh, commonly shortened to Pooh Bear and once referred to as Edward   
Bear, is a fictional bear created by A. A. Milne. The character first appeared   
in the children's books Winnie-the-Pooh (1926) and The House at Pooh Corner (1928).
Milne also included several poems about Winnie-the-Pooh in the children's poetry 
books When We Were Very Young and Now We Are Six. All four volumes were           
illustrated by E. H. Shepard.                                                     
The hyphens in the character's name were later dropped when The Walt Disney       
Company adapted the Pooh stories into a series of Winnie the Pooh featurettes     
that became one of the company's most successful franchises worldwide.           
The Pooh stories have been translated into many languages, notably including     
Alexander Lenard's Latin translation, Winnie ille Pu, which was first published   
in 1958, and, in 1960, became the first foreign-language book to be featured on   
the New York Times Bestseller List, and is the only book in Latin ever to have   
been featured therein.