Winnie the Pooh is a book that Alan Alexander Milne wrote for his son Christoper Robin and the characters that the reader encounters in the book are toys from his son's room. He was observing how his son made his toys come to life by giving them a personality and came up with the idea of creating heroes that will be … [Read more...] about Winnie The Pooh
Alan Alexander Milne
Alan Alexander Milne was born in 1882 in London. He was schooled in his father's school where one of his teachers was H.G. Wells, a writer of famous science-fictional novels. After elementary school, he attended Westminister and then Cambridge.
After he had finished school, he got a job at a newspaper and stayed there until 1914. After that, he went to the military, and when the First World War started, he was sent to France.
He got married in 1913 and after seven years of trying his wife got pregnant. They couldn’t agree on the name, so the boy was called Christopher Robin which didn’t make much difference since he gave himself the nickname Billy Moon.
Alan became a father pretty late, and he was very mature. With time he started writing stories and poems for his son because he believed that every father would want to do it but they lack talent.
He wrote four books for children that are Winnie the Pooh, A Gallery of Children, The House at Pooh Corner and Short Stories. Some of his other books are The Secret and Other Stories, When We Were Young…
He was involved in the mentioned way of writing between 1924 and 1928. Then his son started growing up, and his personality got different. Alan decided that he was done with writing for kids so he decided to dedicate his time to journalism, playwriting and novel writing. He died in 1965.