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Once there was a bear


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Once there was a bear

: Tales of before it all began...

by Jane Riordan ; with decorations by Mark Burgess ; inspired by AA Milne and EH Shepard
30th September, 2021

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Help celebrate Winnie-the-Pooh's anniversary with Winnie-the-Pooh: Once There Was a Bear (the Official 95th Anniversary Prequel)

We all have a place in our hearts for the adventures of Winnie-the-Pooh, as told by A.A.Milne in Winnie-the-Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner. In honour of the 95th anniversary of Winnie-the-Pooh, highly talented author Jane Riordan has created a wonderful collection of stories, written in the style of A.A.Milne, that take us back to where it all began, when Winnie-the-Pooh was first purchased for baby Christopher Robin.

These brand-new stories are decorated with beautiful illustrations of Winnie-the-Pooh and friends created by Mark Burgess in the style of E.H.Shepard. He is uniquely suited to this having also illustrated The Return to the Hundred Acre Wood and The Best Bear in All the World. Jane Riordan has a strong pedigree in writing in the style of A.A.Milne, having also created Winnie-the-Pooh Meets the Queen and the re-issue edition Winnie-the-Pooh Goes to London.

This timeless story collection is a real tribute to the world's most famous bear and the perfect opportunity for everyone to revisit these favourite friends and find out how they become the larger than life characters that we all know and love.

Other Winnie-the-Pooh books to enjoy:

Classic Stories:
Winnie-the-Pooh
The House at Pooh Corner
Now We Are Six
When We Were Very Young
Winnie-the-Pooh Classic Collection Slipcase
The Complete Collection of Stories and Poems Slipcase
The World of Winnie-the-Pooh

Sequel Stories:
The Best Bear in All the World
Return to the Hundred Acre Wood

Jane Riordan originally trained to be a primary school teacher but her love of children's books led to a career in publishing. Since then, she has edited and written countless books for children, most notably Winnie-the-Pooh Goes to London and Once There Was a Bear.

The official Winnie-the-Pooh prequel is written in the style of the original Winnie-the-Pooh stories by A.A.Milne with illustrations created by Mark Burgess, that echo E.H.Shepard's iconic original decorations.

Details & Specs

Series: Winnie-the-Pooh


Author: Jane Riordan Mark Burgess A A Milne Ernest H Shepard


Publisher: Farshore


Format: Hardback


ISBN: 9780755500734


Publication Date: 30th September, 2021


Pages: 126


Dimensions: 216 x 146 x 18 mm


Notes: illustrations (colour)


Availability: Available, usually dispatched within 3 days


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