Goodbye Christopher Robin

Goodbye Christopher Robin

This heart-warming and touching book recounts the true story that inspired the film Goodbye Christopher Robin, directed by Simon Curtis and starring Domhnall Gleeson, Margot Robbie and Kelly Macdonald, and offers the reader a glimpse into ...

Author: Ann Thwaite

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9781509852017

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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Goodbye Christopher Robin: A.A. Milne and the Making of Winnie-the-Pooh is drawn from Ann Thwaite’s acclaimed biography of A. A. Milne, one of the most successful English writers ever, and the creator of Winnie-the-Pooh, and of Piglet, Tigger, Eeyore and Christopher Robin. But the fictional Christopher Robin was based on Milne’s own son. This heart-warming and touching book recounts the true story that inspired the film Goodbye Christopher Robin, directed by Simon Curtis and starring Domhnall Gleeson, Margot Robbie and Kelly Macdonald, and offers the reader a glimpse into the relationship between Milne and the real-life Christopher Robin, whose toys inspired the magical world of the Hundred Acre Wood. Along with his mother Daphne and his nanny Olive, Christopher Robin and his family were swept up in the international success of the books; the enchanting tales brought hope and comfort to an England ravaged by the First World War. But with the eyes of the world on Christopher Robin, what will the cost be to the family? With a preface by Frank Cottrell-Boyce, co-writer of the screenplay.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Happy Half Hours

Happy Half Hours

Introduced by the prize-winning children's author Frank Cottrell Boyce, this volume brings Milne's brilliant non-fiction back to the spotlight.

Author: A. A. Milne

Publisher: New York Review of Books

ISBN: 9781912559237

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 180

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A delightful selection of articles by the ever-popular A. A. Milne, many of which haven't been in print for decades. Introduced by the prize-winning children's author Frank Cottrell Boyce, this volume brings Milne's brilliant non-fiction back to the spotlight. A. A. Milne was a successful writer long before the classic Winnie-the-Pooh stories made him famous. Milne had a talent for regularly turning out a thousand whimsical words on lost hats and umbrellas, golf, married life, cheap cigars, and any amount of life’s little difficulties. This anthology, spanning four decades of Milne’s life, includes his fiercely argued writings on pacifism. Happy Half-Hours features the very best of A. A. Milne in one delightful volume. “Milne’s gift to write amusingly about the most trivial things is a kind of blessing. The kind that can put you back together again when all else fails.” —Frank Cottrell-Boyce, from his introduction
Categories: Literary Collections

The Life and Times of the Real Winnie the Pooh

The Life and Times of the Real Winnie the Pooh

The true story of the iconic teddy bear who became a beloved children’s book character and continues to inspire children around the world.

Author: Shirley Harrison

Publisher: Grub Street Publishers

ISBN: 9781844683208

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 136

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The true story of the iconic teddy bear who became a beloved children’s book character and continues to inspire children around the world. In this captivating biography, author Shirley Harrison follows the journey of Winnie-the-Pooh, the world’s most famous silly old bear, from his first appearance to his final resting place. Winnie-the-Pooh was “born” in an Acton toy factory in 1921. From there he traveled to Harrods where he was bought by Mrs. Daphne Milne for her baby son, Christopher Robin. At the family’s farmhouse in Ashdown Forest, Sussex, deep in the “Hundred Acre Wood,” author A.A. Milne transformed his son Christopher Robin’s playtime fantasies into the stories that would captivate readers the world over. From England, Pooh emigrated to America, spending many years as a celebrity on tour. Today, he lives in retirement in the Children’s Center of the New York Public Library along with Tigger, Eeyore, Kanga, and Piglet. Filled with family anecdotes and illustrated with photographs of the people and places that brought the bear to life, The Life and Times of the Real Winnie-the-Pooh is a biography that traces the steps of the bear himself, the Milne family, and the loveable character they created.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Christopher Robin Songbook

Christopher Robin Songbook

(Piano Solo Songbook). 9 selections from the soundtrack to this 2018 live action/CGI fantasy film based on the Winnie the Pooh book by A.A. Milne and E.H. Shepard are presented in this folio for piano solo.

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Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9781540040831

Category: Music

Page: 32

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(Piano Solo Songbook). 9 selections from the soundtrack to this 2018 live action/CGI fantasy film based on the Winnie the Pooh book by A.A. Milne and E.H. Shepard are presented in this folio for piano solo. Includes 3 songs penned by Richard M. Sherman: Busy Doing Nothing * Christopher Robin * and Goodbye, Farewell; plus six more written by score composers Geoff Zanelli and Jon Brion: Evelyn Goes It Alone * Heffalump Battle * My Favorite Day * Not Doing Nothing Anymore * Storybook * Through the Tree. Includes color photos from the film!
Categories: Music

Winnie the Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner

Winnie the Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner

Describes the background of Milne's two books featuring Winnie-the-Pooh, and offers an interpretation of their major themes

Author: Paula T. Connolly

Publisher: Twayne Pub

ISBN: 0805788115

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 142

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Describes the background of Milne's two books featuring Winnie-the-Pooh, and offers an interpretation of their major themes
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The Shitshow

The Shitshow

'Goodbye, Christopher Robin,' she says. 'And now ... Tom Hardy ... is ... A.A. Milne
... in ...' Cut to Hardy as Milne in the Hundred Acre Wood, Sussex, England, with
his top off, wielding a massive axe, blood plastering his forehead, next to a ...

Author: Steve Lowe

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780751579192

Category: Humor

Page: 256

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It was shit. Then the shit hit the fan. Would someone find a way of making it worse? Of course they would! Welcome to THE SHITSHOW...' There's a lot going on these days. Trump, Brexit, Call the Midwife . . . The rise of the robots . . . The rise of Easy Peelers . . . The authors of the bestselling Is It Just Me Or Is Everything Shit? series present an hilarious examination of the new age, asking: ~Is Donald Trump a literary character? ~The AI/robot takeover: has it already happened? ~Are the animals ganging up on us too? ~What is an LGBT sandwich? ~Would you like to make it as an influencer? ~Is Brexit Britain like the 1950s, or the 1930s, or, er, the 780s? ~What is 5G? ~What is consciousness? ~Do you need a smart toilet? ~Are you stronger than clickbait? Just get on with it! Whatever 'it' is.
Categories: Humor

The Natural World of Winnie the Pooh

The Natural World of Winnie the Pooh

This charming book also serves as a guide to the plants, animals, and places of the remarkable Ashdown Forest, whether you are visiting in person or from the comfort of your favorite armchair.

Author: Kathryn Aalto

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 9781604697179

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 308

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Loved “Goodbye Christopher Robin”? Learn more about the real place that inspired the beloved stories. Delve into the home of the world’s most beloved bear! The Natural World of Winnie-the-Pooh explores the magical landscapes where Pooh, Christopher Robin, and their friends live and play. The Hundred Acre Wood—the setting for Winnie-the-Pooh’s adventures—was inspired by Ashdown Forest, a wildlife haven that spans more than 6,000 acres in southeast England. In the pages of this enchanting book you can visit the ancient black walnut tree on the edge of the forest that became Pooh’s house, go deep into the pine trees to find Poohsticks Bridge, and climb up to the top of the enchanted Galleons Lap, where Pooh says goodbye to Christopher Robin. You will discover how Milne's childhood connection with nature and his role as a father influenced his famous stories, and how his close collaboration with illustrator E. H. Shepard brought those stories to life. This charming book also serves as a guide to the plants, animals, and places of the remarkable Ashdown Forest, whether you are visiting in person or from the comfort of your favorite armchair. In a delightful narrative, enriched with Shepard’s original illustrations, hundreds of color photographs, and Milne’s own words, you will rediscover your favorite characters and the magical place they called home.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Men Masculinities and the Care of Children

Men  Masculinities and the Care of Children

Although father and son are shown as, briefly, enjoying happy, playful times
together, Christopher Robin will come to resent the ... Interestingly, Disney's
Christopher Robin, released a year after Goodbye Christopher Robin, also
focuses on the ...

Author: Martin Robb

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315306612

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 96

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Sharing the care of children in families is increasingly becoming the norm in modern-day society as more mothers enter paid work and government campaigns endeavour to increase the number of men working in childcare. However, running alongside debates of gender imbalance in childcare, there has also been mounting anxiety from the media and public about the risks of child abuse, often perceived as being mostly perpetrated by men and calling for firmer regulation of men’s involvement with children. This book asks whether men’s care for children, both as fathers and practitioners, actually differs at all from the care provided by mothers and female carers? In what ways do men and concepts of masculinity need to change if they are to play a greater role in the care of children or are such societal perceptions based on outdated gender stereotypes? Bringing together cutting-edge theory, up-to-date research and current practice, this book analyses the role of both fathers and male professionals working with children and highlights the implications of this for future policy and practice. It also examines dominant notions of masculinity and representations of male carers in the media and popular culture, asking how our societal expectations may need to evolve if men are to play an equal role in the care of children as demanded by current policy and wider social developments.
Categories: Family & Relationships

The Great Rocket Robbery World Book Day 2019

The Great Rocket Robbery  World Book Day 2019

. . Join Laika and friends in The Great Rocket Robbery by Carnegie Medal-winning author Frank Cottrell-Boyce, illustrated by Steven Lenton – final destination: adventure!

Author: Frank Cottrell-Boyce

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9781529012668

Category: Juvenile Fiction

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Laika and her fellow street dogs are being trained up for the greatest adventure in history – a trip to the moon! But Laika can't wait to see the stars – so she hatches a plan with her friends to get her there all on her own . . . Join Laika and friends in The Great Rocket Robbery by Carnegie Medal-winning author Frank Cottrell-Boyce, illustrated by Steven Lenton – final destination: adventure!
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

In Love and War

In Love and War

It is a goodbye poem for Christopher Robin, and when it has been read and
everyone has clapped and the goodbyes have been said, Christopher Robin and
Pooh walk to 'that enchanted place on the very top of the forest called Galleons ...

Author: Liz Byrski

Publisher: Fremantle Press

ISBN: 9781925161489

Category: History

Page: 216

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In the aftermath of the Battle of Britain, airmen filled a small town where pioneering plastic surgeon Archibald McIndoe established revolutionary surgical and therapeutic treatments. For the child Liz Byrski, growing up in East Grinstead, the burnt faces of these airmen filled her nightmares. In her late 60s, Liz returned to make peace with her memories and to speak not only with the survivors—known as the Guinea Pig Club—but with the nurses who played a vital and unorthodox role in their treatment, sometimes at a significant personal cost.
Categories: History

Cosmic

Cosmic

He wanted to see the world - but not quite like this . . . A tall story from Carnegie Medal-winning Frank Cottrell Boyce, featuring a fantastic cover from Steven Lenton.

Author: Frank Cottrell-Boyce

Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books

ISBN: 1529008778

Category: Boys

Page: 384

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It's one giant leap for all boy-kind in Frank Cottrell Boyce's out-of-this-world story: Cosmic.Liam is too big for his boots. And his football strip. And his school blazer. But being super-sized height-wise has its advantages: he's the only eleven-year-old to ever ride the G-force-defying Cosmic rollercoaster - or to be offered the chance to drive a Porsche. Long-legged Liam makes a giant leap for boy-kind by competing with a group of adults for the chance to go into space. Is Liam the best boy for the job? Sometimes being big isn't all about being a grown-up.
Categories: Boys

The Art of Racing in the Rain Tie in

The Art of Racing in the Rain Tie in

I loved this book.”—Sara Gruen, Author of Water for Elephants The Art of Racing in the Rain—the blockbuster New York Times bestselling novel—is now a major motion picture from Fox 2000, with a screenplay by Mark Bomback, starring ...

Author: Garth Stein

Publisher: Harper Paperbacks

ISBN: 006236491X

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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New York Times Bestseller A beautifully crafted and captivating look at the wonders and absurdities of human life . . . as only a dog could tell it—now a major motion picture from Fox 2000 starring Milo Ventimiglia, Amanda Seyfried, and Kevin Costner. “The Art of Racing in The Rain has everything: love, tragedy, redemption, danger, and—most especially—the canine narrator Enzo. This old soul of a dog has much to teach us about being human. I loved this book.”—Sara Gruen, Author of Water for Elephants The Art of Racing in the Rain—the blockbuster New York Times bestselling novel—is now a major motion picture from Fox 2000, with a screenplay by Mark Bomback, starring Milo Ventimiglia as Denny, Amanda Seyfried as Eve, and Kevin Costner as the voice of Enzo, with Simon Curtis (Goodbye Christopher Robin) directing. Enzo is a very special dog who takes stock of his life on the eve of his death. As he recalls all that he and his family have been through: the sacrifices his master, Denny Swift—an up-and-coming race car driver—has made to succeed professionally; the unexpected loss of Eve, Denny's wife; the three-year battle over their daughter, Zoë, whose maternal grandparents pulled every string to gain custody. In the end, Enzo comes through heroically to preserve the Swift family, holding in his heart the dream that Denny will become a racing champion with Zoë at his side. Having gained tremendous insight into the human condition, Enzo discovers that the techniques needed on the racetrack can also be used to successfully navigate the journey of life.
Categories: Fiction

Time

Time

Christopher Robin, of course, is Christopher Milne, who today confronts the world
as a shy, bespectacled, 54- year-old ... (where Pooh and C.R. said their last
goodbye), Christopher Robin's tree house and the Pooh- sticks Bridge were real.

Author: Briton Hadden

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ISBN: IND:30000080765385

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Millions

Millions

. . This edition of Frank Cottrell-Boyce's Carnegie Medal-winning Millions features fantastic cover artwork from the brilliant Steven Lenton. Millions is a major film directed by Oscar-winner Danny Boyle.

Author: Frank Cottrell-Boyce

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9780330463461

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 256

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Heart-achingly funny, touching and brilliantly clever, Millions is a fantastic adventure about two boys, one miracle and a million choices. Brothers Damian and Anthony didn't mean to get caught up in a botched train robbery. But what would you do if a massive bag of cash dropped from the sky and you had only a few days to spend it before it became worthless? Buy a million pizzas? End world poverty? Not such an easy decision, is it? The boys soon find out that being rich is a mug's game. Not only is the clock ticking, the bank robbers want their money back . . . This edition of Frank Cottrell-Boyce's Carnegie Medal-winning Millions features fantastic cover artwork from the brilliant Steven Lenton. Millions is a major film directed by Oscar-winner Danny Boyle.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

The Great Rocket Robbery

The Great Rocket Robbery

. . Join Laika and friends in The Great Rocket Robbery by Carnegie Medal-winning author Frank Cottrell-Boyce, illustrated by Steven Lenton - final destination: adventure!

Author: Frank Cottrell Boyce

Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books

ISBN: 1529012651

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Beyond the Secret Garden

Beyond the Secret Garden

The definitive and revealing life story of the author of The Secret Garden, Ann Thwaite creates a sympathetic but balanced and eye-opening biography of Frances Hodgson Burnett who enchanted numerous generations of children.

Author: Ann Thwaite

Publisher: Prelude Books

ISBN: 9780715654194

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 386

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The definitive and revealing life story of the author of The Secret Garden, Ann Thwaite creates a sympathetic but balanced and eye-opening biography of Frances Hodgson Burnett who enchanted numerous generations of children.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Complete Cartoons of The New Yorker

Complete Cartoons of The New Yorker

Goodbye , Christopher Robin ! The grand theme I shared with the magazine's first
artists was New York itself , the soaring and subterranean creature that was
coming to life around us day by day . Like other city kids my age , I sucked up the
 ...

Author: Robert Mankoff

Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal

ISBN: STANFORD:36105114278984

Category: Humor

Page: 655

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Showcases the work of hundreds of artists who have contributed to the magazine throughout its eighty-year history.
Categories: Humor

Gods and Kings

Gods and Kings

Galliano was too upset to give a eulogy, but Stephen Jones read a Yeats poem,
Toledano read from the Old Testament, and Howells read from Winnie-the-Pooh–
“the part when all the animals come to say goodbye to Christopher Robin,” he ...

Author: Dana Thomas

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101617953

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 432

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More than two decades ago, John Galliano and Alexander McQueen arrived on the fashions scene when the business was in an artistic and economic rut. Both wanted to revolutionize fashion in a way no one had in decades. They shook the establishment out of its bourgeois, minimalist stupor with daring, sexy designs. They turned out landmark collections in mesmerizing, theatrical shows that retailers and critics still gush about and designers continue to reference. Their approach to fashion was wildly different—Galliano began as an illustrator, McQueen as a Savile Row tailor. Galliano led the way with his sensual bias-cut gowns and his voluptuous hourglass tailoring, which he presented in romantic storybook-like settings. McQueen, though nearly ten years younger than Galliano, was a brilliant technician and a visionary artist who brought a new reality to fashion, as well as an otherworldly beauty. For his first official collection at the tender age of twenty-three, McQueen did what few in fashion ever achieve: he invented a new silhouette, the Bumster. They had similar backgrounds: sensitive, shy gay men raised in tough London neighborhoods, their love of fashion nurtured by their doting mothers. Both struggled to get their businesses off the ground, despite early critical success. But by 1997, each had landed a job as creative director for couture houses owned by French tycoon Bernard Arnault, chairman of LVMH. Galliano’s and McQueen’s work for Dior and Givenchy and beyond not only influenced fashion; their distinct styles were also reflected across the media landscape. With their help, luxury fashion evolved from a clutch of small, family-owned businesses into a $280 billion-a-year global corporate industry. Executives pushed the designers to meet increasingly rapid deadlines. For both Galliano and McQueen, the pace was unsustainable. In 2010, McQueen took his own life three weeks before his womens' wear show. The same week that Galliano was fired, Forbes named Arnault the fourth richest man in the world. Two months later, Kate Middleton wore a McQueen wedding gown, instantly making the house the world’s most famous fashion brand, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art opened a wildly successful McQueen retrospective, cosponsored by the corporate owners of the McQueen brand. The corporations had won and the artists had lost. In her groundbreaking work Gods and Kings, acclaimed journalist Dana Thomas tells the true story of McQueen and Galliano. In so doing, she reveals the revolution in high fashion in the last two decades—and the price it demanded of the very ones who saved it.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Runaway Robot

Runaway Robot

Runaway Robot is a funny and heartwarming adventure about two best friends helping put themselves back together, from the award-winning Frank Cottrell-Boyce, illustrated by Steven Lenton.

Author: Frank Cottrell-Boyce

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9781509886463

Category: Juvenile Fiction

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Runaway Robot is a funny and heartwarming adventure about two best friends helping put themselves back together, from the award-winning Frank Cottrell-Boyce, illustrated by Steven Lenton. When Alfie goes to Airport Lost Property, he finds more than he bargained for. A lot more. Because there's a giant robot called Eric hidden away on the shelves. Eric has lost one leg and half his memory. He's super strong, but super clumsy. He's convinced that he's the latest technology, when he's actually nearly one hundred year's old and ready for the scrap heap. Can Alfie find a way to save Eric from destruction – before Eric destroys everything around him?
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

Forgiveness

Forgiveness

Forgiveness is part of the all new series, How the Bible can Help us Understand. These short books are aimed at ordinary people committed in their faith and wanting to live Christianly, but not brought up in a Bible-studying tradition.

Author: Frank Cottrell Boyce

Publisher: How the Bible can Help us Understand

ISBN: 023253425X

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Page: 128

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A Bible Study book for individuals or groups, which explores how the Bible today can help us better to understand themes of forgiveness. Why should we forgive? What if the subject of our forgiveness is underserving? What is Jesus' scandal of grace? What difference will being able to forgive make to our lives? Forgiveness is part of the all new series, How the Bible can Help us Understand. These short books are aimed at ordinary people committed in their faith and wanting to live Christianly, but not brought up in a Bible-studying tradition. They prompt intelligent thought, reflection and guidance on issues that really matter to people, using illustrations from life and popular culture as well as studies of Bible passages. They are not 'The Bible has all the answers', but 'How can the Bible contribute to my understanding?'.
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