A. A. Milne

Scottish-born author A. A. Milne is best remembered as the author of the Winnie-the-Pooh books. This delightful series has the distinction of being perhaps the only literary creation that Disney didn’t totally destroy in their adaptation. (Not that I like Disney’s Winnie-the-Pooh stuff, of course, but it’s nowhere near as obnoxious as it could have been.) Milne’s stories about his Bear of Very Little Brain, with their gentle, essentially English humor, have been enjoyed by readers of all ages for the better part of a century.

Note #1: Milne was mentored by H.G. Wells. Unlike Elizabeth Von Armin, who described Wells in, er, more colorful terms, Milne spoke of Wells as “a great writer and a great friend”.

Note #2: Like all people with civilized literary tastes, Milne was a tremendous fan of P.G. Wodehouse. Wodehouse returned the favor, describing Milne as one of his favorite authors.

Note #3: The Latin translation of Winnie-the-Pooh, Winnie Ille Pu, was the first book in foreign language to be included in the bestseller list in the United States.



Other Recommendations:
Anything by P.G. Wodehouse

The Little Prince, by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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