Winnie-The-Pooh Lib/E

A. A. Milne (Author) Christopher Toyne (Producer)
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Product Details

Bother! La Production
Publish Date
December 01, 2004
6.66 X 1.17 X 6.1 inches | 0.46 pounds
Compact Disc
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About the Author

A.A. Milne (1882-1956) was an English writer. Born in London, Milne was educated at an independent school run by his father. Milne went on to Trinity College, London, where he earned a B.A. in Mathematics while editing and writing for the student magazine Granta. Upon graduating in 1903, Milne worked as a contributor and assistant editor for Punch, Britain's leading humor magazine, while playing amateur cricket. He served in the British Army in the Great War as an officer and was injured at the Battle of the Somme in July of 1916, which led to his work as a propaganda writer for Military Intelligence before his discharge in 1919. Having married in 1913, Milne and his wife Dorothy de Sรฉlincourt welcomed their son Christopher Robin Milne into the world in 1920. Around this time, Milne worked as a screenwriter for the British film industry while continuing to publish in Punch, where his poem "Teddy Bear" appeared in 1924. Marking the first appearance of his character Pooh, this launched Milne's career as a successful children's author. Winnie-the Pooh (1926) and The House at Pooh Corner (1928) were immediate bestsellers for Milne and continue to be read, cherished, and adapted today. Following this success, disturbed by the fame surrounding his son Christopher Robin, who figured as a character in his Pooh stories, Milne turned to writing adult fiction and plays, including Toad of Toad Hall (1929), an adaptation of Kenneth Grahame's beloved novel The Wind in the Willows (1908).

Christopher Toyne is an experienced actor, producer and director. He is the fourth generation of an established British theatrical family that includes Sir Gerald du Maurier, Daphne du Maurier, and Diana Beaumont. Having become a J. Arthur Rank contract child actor, he trained and worked as an actor in London during his youth. Some of his voice acting credits include PBS, NPT, OPB, Microsoft, Adobe, Nike, Intel, and numerous others.

Peter Dennis was inspired by contemporary magazines such as Look and Learn, leading him to study Illustration at Liverpool Art College. Peter has since contributed to hundreds of books, predominantly on historical subjects, including many Osprey titles. A keen wargamer and modelmaker, he is based in Nottinghamshire, UK.
The son of a Naval Officer, Don Davis spent is childhood in various locations, including Florida, Italy, Virginia, California, and Hawaii. He completed his MFA in Graduate Studies in Ceramics at Rhode Island School of Design in 1974. He has spent the majority of his career (1976-2001) as a full-time studio potter in Asheville, North Carolina. He served as the initial director of Odyssey Center for the Ceramic Arts in Asheville from 1994 to 1995 and as a university professor of art from 1999 to 2015. His work is included in the collections of Rhode Island School of Design; The Asheville Art Museum; The International Museum of Ceramics in Alfred, New York; The Mint Museum in Charlotte, North Carolina; and Shirakawa Public Hall in Japan.


"Congratulations on your outstanding contribution to children and their families. The sort of growth your work inspires speaks for emotional, ethical, and character development. My personal good wishes!"

-- "Diana Huss Green, editor-in-chief, Parents' Choice Foundation"

The recording has a wonderful pastoral feeling to it. It is sweetness and warmhearted fun through and through.

-- "Philadelphia Enquirer"

"The production is performed by the incredible Peter Dennis, who plays all the parts with flawless confidence."

-- "Arizona Daily Star"

"This program exemplifies the potential quality audio has for complementing text. Soothing music introduces and links the stories and verses. Subtle sounds of nature immerse the listener in Pooh's world and provide a backdrop for Peter Dennis' enchanting performance. Dennis' ability to switch characters and moods allows him to accurately portray the range of characters in the stories. Dennis expresses the multitude of emotions in a childlike tone which is key to the success of the program. All ages will enjoy this marvelous performance of Milne's words."

-- "AudioFile"