Christopher Robin: Story Of The Inspiration For Winnie The Pooh
Before The Publication Of The Books
In this colorized image, the real Christopher Robin is posing with the real Winnie the Pooh. His father, A.A. Milne, drew on his son’s imagination to create characters for his best selling books.
Prior to the publication of Winnie the Pooh, Milne published a poem about Edward Bear, “Teddy Bear,” in the February 13, 1924 edition of Punch; the poem was also included in Milne’s book of children’s verse, When We Were Very Young, also published in 1924. Then, Winnie the Pooh made his debut in a short story, “The Wrong Sort of Bees” commissioned and published by the London Evening News on Christmas Eve, 1925. In the story, Christopher Robin brings his renamed bear down the stairs and asks his father to tell a story about Pooh. And thus the world was introduced to Christopher Robin Milne and his beloved stuffed animals.