Book: Winnie-the-Pooh

Originally Published: October 14, 1926

By: A.A. Milne

The book that brought to life some of the most beloved characters of all-time is a great read, though a bit outdated.

Winnie-the-Pooh is a stuffed teddy bear owned by Christopher Robin. He lives in the Hundred Acre Wood along with two real animals, Owl and Rabbit, and four other toys, Piglet, Kanga, Roo and Eeyore. Together they have adventures and entertain Christopher Robin.

Surprisingly, Tigger does not appear until a later novel, so don’t be shocked when you don’t see him. The rest of the characters though are just how you’d expect them. They have the same personalities as their film and television counterparts, and you’ll hear their voices in your head.

Being written close to a century ago, it’s clear that some parts reflect a different time period, including Christopher Robin talking about his gun. But, most of that can be looked over.

Final say: A familiar tale. ★★★★★

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