Tuesday, September 29, 2009
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