Tuesday, September 29, 2009

All new Winnie the Pooh book releases soon! Read the first chapter.

A sequel to Winnie-the-Pooh and The House At Pooh Corner is set to be released on October 5th, 2009. The book called Return to the Hundred Acre Wood written by David Benedictus will be the first authorized sequel ever to be published since Winnie the Pooh arrived on the scene 80 years ago. The book is illustrated by Mark Burgess.

The first chapter is available for online viewing in full color. "Rumour" has it that Christopher Robin is the one who returns to the Hundred Acre Woods. From the preview it looks like the book contains a few Pooh-ish touches and a splendid Pooh hum. There's also a YouTube video featuring the well-known narrator Jim Dale reading the Exposition, perfectly setting the stage for this exciting new release.

I'm a longtime Pooh fan and own copies of A. A. Milne's books. I'm excited to read about Pooh's newest adventures and see how they compare to the beloved tales. What are your thoughts about this new book?

Related links: http://www.penguin.com/pooh


Lynn said...

How exciting. I wonder if it will have the same feel and charm of the original. I wouldn't want to be in the author's shoes, trying to take over for A. A. Milne. Or maybe I would. We'll definitely be looking for this one when it's out. My husband is a huge fan, and we have at least two sets of the original stories for our son, even though he's too young to enjoy them.

ibeeeg said...

My 14 year old daughter loved Winnie the Pooh when she was 2-6 years old. Loved it. Would snuggle with Pooh, watch Pooh and have Pooh read to her. My other children never really got into PoohBear. Interesting.
The First chapter appealed to me. A bit too long for my little ones but my 10 year old may actually give it go...maybe.

Thanks for this post. I do hope that this book lives up to the original Winnie the Pooh stories.