1988 reissued classic; "with decorations by Ernest H. Shepard"; Dutton Children's Books publishers, New York; smaller hardbound in eggshell and mustard boards with gilt stamp decor and lettering on cover and spine; very good condition with unmarked pages; many black and white illustrations; dust jacket very good.
Winnie-the-Pooh (1926) is the first volume of stories about Winnie-the-Pooh, written by A. A. Milne and illustrated by E. H. Shepard. The book focuses on the adventures of a teddy bear called Winnie-the-Pooh and his friends Piglet, a small toy pig; Eeyore, a toy donkey; Owl, a live owl; and Rabbit, a live rabbit. The characters of Kanga, a toy kangaroo, and her son Roo are introduced later in the book, in the chapter entitled "In Which Kanga and Baby Roo Come to the Forest and Piglet has a Bath". The bouncy toy-tiger character of Tigger is not introduced until the sequel, The House at Pooh Corner.
In 2003, Winnie the Pooh was listed at number 7 on the BBC's survey The Big Read.