Alan Alexander Milne (1882-1956) was the son of a Scottish schoolmaster. Milne won a scholarship to Westminster School and later read mathematics at Cambridge. His real interest was in lighthearted writing; he edited the undergraduate magazine Granta and at twenty-four he became assistant editor of Punch. After serving as a signals officer in World War I he won additional acclaim as a playwright. His great success, however, came as a writer of children's literature after publishing a series of verses about his young son Christopher Robin (When We Were Very Young and Now We Are Six). Following the acclaim received for the Winnie-the-Pooh books, Milne published several novels as well as an autobiography, It's Too Late Now (1939).
Actor Peter Dennis narrates the Pooh audiobooks. His intimate thirty-year association with the Pooh related works of A. A. Milne has resulted in numerous stage appearances and audio recordings, from a bicontinental tour of his one man show Bother! based on selections from the four Winnie-the-Pooh books to his comprehensive Blackstone Audio recordings. He was a graduate of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, played leading roles in London's West End and throughout the UK, and was a guest star on many television series in the United States, including Friends, Seinfeld, ER, and Star Trek: Voyager. A longtime friend of the Milne family, Peter passed away in spring of 2009. His last recording, The Path through the Trees, was a gift to Clare Milne, Christopher and Lesley's Milne's only child.
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Blackstone Audio presents the unabridged collection of "A.A. Milne's Pooh Classics," performed by Peter Dennis. This audio set includes the ten stories of Winnie-the-Pooh, the ten stories of The House At Pooh Corner, the forty-four poems of When We Were Very Young, and the thirty-five poems of Now We Are Six. This is the only reading of these immortal stories authorized by A.A. Milne's son, Christopher Robin, who wrote, "Peter Dennis has made himself Pooh's Ambassador Extraordinary, and no bear has ever had a more devoted friend. So if you want to meet the real Pooh, the bear I knew, the bear my father wrote about, listen to Peter." Awards won by these authorized audio readings include AudioFile Earphones Award, Parents' Choice Gold Award, Ohio State Award of Merit, and The Corporation for Public Broadcasting Silver Award.