Who wrote Winnie the Pooh?
Despite the fact that the famous story of Winnie the Poohwas written in 1925 and published in 1926, the present birthday of this talented bear - August 21, 1921. What kind of confusion, what is the secret here, and who wrote Winnie the Pooh, we will certainly understand.
Written by Winnie the Pooh, the English writer AlanAlexander Milne. It was August 21, 1921, this man brought as a gift to his little son Christopher Robin a toy bear. But once the boy did not give him a name, the bear was called Vinni only after 3 years in honor of a real bear from the zoo, which was once seen by Christopher Robin, her name was Winnipeg.
But let's return to the author of Winnie the Pooh Alan AlexanderMilne. He was born in London on January 18, 1882. Milne attended a small private school. And the owner of this school was Alan's father - John Milne. Then Milne Jr. went to Westminster School, then to Trinity College, Cambridge. In college, Alan studied mathematics, but he also started writing as a student. Then they had a student newspaper called "Grant". Creativity Milne did not remain in the shadows, he was noticed in the British humorous magazine "Punch", where later Alan Alexander Milne received the post of assistant editor.
By the way, Milne took part in the First World Warwar. He was a real officer of the British army. Milne condemned the war, just about this one of his books "Peace with Honor." Married Alan Alexander Milne in 1913 on Dorothy de Selincourt, and in 1920 a happy family had a child - the son of Christopher Robin Milne. The story of a bear cub with sawdust in his head Milne composed for his son. Even before the publication of the story of Winnie the Pooh, the author became a well-known playwright. But the success of Winnie-the-Pooh so surpassed all expectations that the rest of the works of Milne somehow forgotten by the reader. But the author wrote many plays and stories for both children and adults.
Kids loved Winnie the Pooh and his friends! The book was read at night to many children. And later they began to shoot cartoons about Winnie the Pooh, created video games with a famous character. The book was translated into Russian by Boris Zakhoder, who perfectly was able to convey the mood of the story. In the USSR, a cartoon about a good bear was taken off by director Fyodor Khitruk. Vinni-Pukha was voiced by Eugene Leonov. The famous Disney film adaptation is still warmly remembered already by adults who grew up on the characters of that cartoon. By the way, they are copied from this book, where the types were approved by Alan Alexander Milne himself!