Tuesday, November 18, 2008

FUN FACTS. Christopher Robin Milne, The Owner Of Winnie-The-Pooh.


Here are two photos of Christopher Robin Milne.

[From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.]
"In his childhood, Christopher Robin Milne was quite fond of being associated with his father's books, helping him to write a few of the stories. Once, he went so far as to organize a short play for his parents, reenacting a story about himself and his friends in the woods. After starting school, he was mocked by his peers, who recited whatever they had memorized of the books at every chance, particularly a passage from the poem Vespers, reading "Hush! Hush! Whisper? Who dares? Christopher Robin is saying his prayers." The young Milne therefore grew to resent the attention that his father's success had brought to him. Though his father announced that The House at Pooh Corner (1928) would be the last Christopher Robin book, the popularity of the books subsequently made it almost impossible for Milne to enjoy a normal life."

"Although Christopher had previously had a close relationship with his father, this bond was broken by his war experience. While serving abroad, he began to resent what he saw as his father's exploitation of his childhood and came to hate the books that had thrust him into the public eye."

"In 1974, Christopher Milne decided to publish the first of three autobiographical books. The Enchanted Places gave an account of his childhood and of the problems that he had encountered because of the Pooh books."

"Christopher Milne lived for some years with myasthenia gravis (muscular weakness) and died in his sleep on 20 April 1996, at age 75."

[Notice that young Christopher Robin in the photo above, is wearing the same outfit as in the drawing in the post below. For more posts about Winnie-The-Pooh and Christopher Robin Milne, search the categories list on the side bar at the left of this page.]

2 comments:

Lynda (Granny K) said...

I'm sure that one of the reasons that bears are so popular with adults is because of reading WTP!
I love the stories!

I love your new picture by the way!

Carol Jean / Lovethemsteiff said...

Hi Lynda! Yes, my sister Gayle used to read Winnie-The-Pooh to me at bedtime and I loved the stories so much. Then I read them to my son Chris. His name is Christopher, and his father always called him Christopher Robin, or Robin for short. And he had all of the Disney Pooh toys to sleep with. Thank you for saying you love my new picture! I was a bit shy to post it, but then I thought, oh, what the heck! Hugs, Carol Jean