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A.A. Milne

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Alan Alexander Milne was an English playwright, author and poet, best known for his children's books about the teddy bear Winnie-the-Pooh. Milne was born in Kilburn, London, in 1882. After his primary education he attended Trinity College, Cambridge, where he studied on a mathematics scholarship. While there, he edited and wrote for 'Granta', a student magazine. His work came to the attention of the British humour magazine 'Punch', where Milne was to become a contributor and later an assistant editor. He married Dorothy 'Daphne' de Selincourt in 1913, and in 1920 their only son, Christopher Robin Milne (after whom the little boy in the Winnie-the-Pooh stories is named), was born. After serving the British Army in World War I, Milne bought a country home in Hartfield, East Sussex, where he wrote some of his most prominent works. He passed away in 1956 at the age of 74.

Author's Comment: You can't help respecting anybody who can spell TUESDAY, even if he doesn't spell it right; but spelling isn't everything. There are days when spelling Tuesday simply doesn't count... [Source]

Nationality: British
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Winnie-the-Pooh (Ages 6+)