The house at Pooh Corner

by A. A. Milne

Hardcover, 1961

Status

Available

Publication

New York, E. P. Dutton & co., inc., [c1961]

Description

Ten adventures of Pooh, Eeyore, Tigger, Piglet, Owl, and other friends of Christopher Robin.

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LibraryThing member paroof
I think the Pooh books are even more enjoyable for adults than children.
LibraryThing member aethercowboy
If Winnie-the-Pooh is about childhood, The House at Pooh Corner is about growing up, but told in a way such the reader need not realize it at the time. It gracefully marks a particular milestone to the Pooh tales that may bring a tear to any parent’s eye, but will still bring laughter and joy to the child.

For those who know Pooh mostly from his Disney exploits, it may be of interest to note that Pooh Corner marks the first appearance of Tigger. However, by the end of the book, he has made himself part of the fabric that makes up the Hundred Acre Wood as much as mainstays like Pooh and Piglet.

Reading this book to a child (albeit, a very young one) gave me a completely new perspective as when I read it previously, as not a father. Prior to having children, time was something I had in abundance. I could wait a week to do activity x or read book y or see movie z. Now, all of a sudden, I have hit a slippery slope. I come home from work every day and see an older child sitting where my younger child once lay. She is bigger, smarter, and a whole lot more aware of her surroundings with each passing day.

I believe that Milne saw this as well as he wrote Pooh Corner. Christopher Robin no longer drags Pooh up the stairs by his heel, but rather, now does “Nothing” with him, the last bit of Nothing he can do for a while, and so he savors it before his next temporary abduction by the Backson.

As a working adult, I have fond memories or things like summer vacation and recess, and wish that these factors were part of adult life. However, I know, and Milne knew, and Christopher Robin begins to learn, that the adult world is less fun and more serious. But it doesn’t mean that it’s any less enjoyable, especially when we can occasionally sit with the heroes and friends of our childhood and just do Nothing too.
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LibraryThing member MrsLee
A continuation of delightful tales in the land where Christopher Robin's animal friends live. Many complicated adventures to enjoy. I never tire of reading these.
LibraryThing member LibraryLou
I think overall I like this better than the first one as the characters have better stories. Can be re-read over and over again, and enjoyed on so many levels
LibraryThing member Amazon_books
This was the first time I have ever read a Winnie-the-Pooh book. I read it to my daughter when she was 6. I thought it would be like the Little Golden Book type of story, but, surprisingly, I was wrong. I really enjoyed the book, in fact, more than my daughter. I actually cried at the end.
LibraryThing member mrsarey
This is a classic children's book. Although not very interesting for adults, this book contains self-contained stories about Pooh and his friends.
LibraryThing member ElizaJane
This sequel is just as endearing and beautiful as the first story of Winnie-the-Pooh. This is the book in which we meet Tigger and all the friends we are familiar with are now together. The 7yo enjoyed this tremendously and we experienced many laugh-out-loud moments. The language in the book is simply beautiful. This is a book which demands to be read aloud. Ever since we started reading the Pooh books we've found him becoming a part of our lives. My son likes to make up little songs and now he says he just feels a little 'hummy' like Pooh. The ending is so sweet and I found myself all teary-eyed as I read it. This is a book that will stay with us forever. A must read!… (more)
LibraryThing member jmattas
Lovable characters, these Hundred Acre Wooders. They're such charicatures, and so different from one another. The stories are varied enough to keep everybody busy. They also show that a simple idea is enough for a lot of funny events.

I like the simple steps of thought made explicit in the dialogue and narrative.… (more)
LibraryThing member Mialro
Sweet, funny stories about some of the most famous characters in children's literature. I was surprised by how much Eeyore's comments cracked me up.
LibraryThing member Clurb
Just as witty and enjoyable as the first set of Pooh stories but with a tenderness and pathos in the final story which is crippling.
LibraryThing member jasmine84
This book is fun, about how the pooh, piglet and tiger be friend with the boy and all the fun they can creative that live a long in the forest.
LibraryThing member joel07
and then there was Tigger. What would the Hundred Acre Wood be without this lovable, spontaneous, independent little Tiger? I also love Eyore so much in this story, he does not mean to but he brings a ray of sunshine to the reading of this story. The end is sad but gratifying.
LibraryThing member Kasey2
This book is great for kids, sets the standards for what being a friend is. The Adventures are very fun too. When Owls house blows down, Building Eeyore's house.
LibraryThing member hollyhox
This is the book where Tigger is introduced. I didn’t read these as a kid, but I read some of them as an adult after reading The Tao of Pooh. However, that was 20 years ago. I had forgotten how British these books are, with every chapter entitled “In Which…” and the “Hallos” and “Bother!” This is so much better than what Disney did to it. Ernest Shepard’s simple drawings bring more to the story than bright colors leaping off the page. It’s rare to read a good book where you actually like all the characters.… (more)
LibraryThing member LTJinja
Sweet and English and simple.
LibraryThing member kay_mccay
Reading these Pooh books is like watching a sitcom-- each chapter is an episode and even though they typically don't have much to do with one another, they capture my attention in different ways. This book made me sad, only because it had to end, but I love the way that A.A. Milne wraps up the story. Christopher Robin and Pooh, no matter the circumstances or where the other one goes, they promise to never forget each other and will always be in each others' hearts. These books do an incredible job conveying beautiful and wholesome friendships that make the reader feel just as warm and welcome as the rest of the characters!… (more)
LibraryThing member srboone
SiImple, straight-forward stories for all ages. Gets quite melancholy towards the end, but a wonderful book.
LibraryThing member fuzzi
A delight, for all ages.
LibraryThing member anacryan
The first of the Pooh classics - full of humor and wit. I can't imagine Pooh ever going out of favor with children of all ages (not to mention adults). No child should miss reading (or at least hearing) some Pooh wisdom. For everyone.
LibraryThing member shanaqui
I do love doing a class in Children's Lit. It just feels like an excuse to spend a Thursday afternoon and evening indulging in nostalgia, and calling it work.

I think I prefer The House at Pooh Corner to the first book, somehow -- but the end makes me sad. Christopher Robin should never leave Pooh (I will never leave Helen or Edwin or all the rest).

My favourite thing is definitely still the rhymes.

I do have Academic Things to say about these books, I swear, only it feels rather silly to do so on the Internets.
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LibraryThing member katietwa08
A classic tale lightly illustrated and intricately written. Told uniquely from a 3rd person's view of Pooh bear's mind himself, this story takes us through pooh corner as we meet new friends and familiar ones such as Piglet, Eyore, Christopher Robin, Rabbit, and more. This story is written in a format which is easy for children to follow yet with enough detail to swallow its reader right into the plot.… (more)
LibraryThing member samantha.roth
This was the sequal to the first Winnie the Pooh book. I was not aware of this until I got to the end. This book was about the friendship amoung all the characters in the hundred acre woods. Tigger is introduced as a new character who is warmly welcomed into the mix and Christopher Robin begins to grow up. The book ends with the fairwell of Christopher Robin since he is going off to school and will not be around to play anymore.… (more)
LibraryThing member workgman
my favorite childhood character. how can you give up those copies?
LibraryThing member savannah.julian
This is the second book in the collection. Once again we meet Christopher Robin, Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore, Rabbit, Owl, Kanga and Roo, but we are thankfully introduced to the hilarious and ever so bouncy, Tigger. A delightful story about friendship with a bittersweet ending- as Christopher Robin gets older, he just doesn't have as much time to play with his old friends. I wasn't read these books when I was a child, but my friends who got to experience them still love them and are thankful to have had them in their lives.… (more)
LibraryThing member pdye
classic read

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