Christopher Robin 100 Jahre infographic
Grafik zeigt die Geschichte von Winnie-the-Pooh und wie es dazu kam, dass es eines der bekanntesten Bücher der Literatur wurde, gleichermaßen geschätzt von Kindern und Erwachsenen.


Christopher Robin ist nicht vergessen

By Ninian Carter

August 21, 2020 - Christopher Robin Milne, unsterblich geworden durch die Bücher von A.A. Milne Winnie the Pooh (Pu, der Bär) und The House at Pooh Corner, wurde vor 100 Jahren geboren

Christopher Milne, son of famed writer A.A. Milne, was born on August 21, 1920. He is gone, but not forgotten due to the enduring legacy of his namesake.

When Christopher Robin Milne was aged about one, he received a stuffed bear as a present. He soon accumulated a menagerie of similar soft toys, which inspired his father to write whimsical stories about their lives. Winnie-the-Pooh was published in 1926 and The House at Pooh Corner in 1928. Ernest Shepard illustrated the books, using Christopher Robin and his toy animals as models.

A.A. Milne, who died in 1956, wrote other books and plays, but is remembered mostly for these children’s classics. Considerable literary thought has been expended on explaining why devotion to the stories endures, a theme of a 2017-18 exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

Sadly, Christopher Milne, who died in 1996, reportedly disliked the stories that immortalised him and was estranged from his father.

PUBLISHED: 16/08/2020; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Associated Press, Disney, Creative Commons