A.A. MILNE Biography - Writers


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A. A. Milne (1882-1956), English author of a series of children's books       
that have become classics. Alan Alexander Milne, who was born in London,     
was the author of several whimsical plays popular in the 1920s, including     
Mr. Pim Passes By (1919) and The Dover Road (1920), as well as a few         
novels of contemporary life and one detective story, The Red House Mystery   
(1922). He is best known, however, for the juvenile verses and stories he     
wrote for his son, Christopher Robin. These delightful books include When     
We Were Very Young (1924), Winnie-the-Pooh (1926), Now We Are Six (1927),     
and The House at Pooh Corner (1928). Not only Christopher Robin himself,     
with his stuffed bear Winnie-the-Pooh and their constant companion Piglet,   
but also Kanga and Roo, Eeyore the donkey, the kittenish Tigger, Rabbit,     
and Owl—all the fanciful characters created by Milne—are beloved by both 
children and adults.