Winnie-the-Pooh: Once There Was a Bear - Tales of Before it all Began…The 95th Anniversary Authorised Prequel

If you've ever wondered what adventures Winnie-the-Pooh enjoyed before meeting his friends in the Hundred Acre Wood, then this official prequel is for you.  


Author Jane Riordan and illustrator Mark Burgess have brilliantly captured the charming style of A A Milne and E H Shepard, creators of the original Winnie-the-Pooh books, the first of which was published 95 years ago in 1926.  


The 10 tales in this anniversary edition share the stories of Pooh Bear in Harrods waiting to be bought by Christopher Robin, visiting London Zoo and exploring the Natural History Museum - a tall tale indeed. 


Settle down in a cosy corner and rediscover the world of Winnie - or introduce little ones to the joys of friendship, funny hums and delicious honey right from the start with this wonderful story book. It's the perfect bear hug. 


Winnie-the-Pooh is a fan of the woods, so his book is made with paper and card sourced from sustainably managed trees approved by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). 


If you're visiting the Natural History Museum in mid-October, why not pop into the Cranbourne Boutique and see the window display, dedicated to the best bear in all the world.  

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  • written by Jane Riordan with illustrations by Mark Burgess 
  • 210mm x 140mm 
  • 128 pages 
  • hardback 
  • FSC-certified paper and card 
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