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New character unveiled for Winnie-the-Pooh’s 90th anniversary

To celebrate the 90th anniversary of Winnie-the-Pooh, four new adventures have been published, starring a brand new character.

Penguin makes his debut in the book Winter: In which Penguin arrives in the Forest, written by Brian Sibley.

The new character has been inspired by a picture of the original author AA Milne and his son Christopher playing with a stuffed toy penguin.

“For someone who has loved Winnie-the-Pooh & Co from his earliest childhood, the idea of visiting the ‘100 Aker Wood’ in search of a new story was wildly exciting,” said by Brian Sibley.

“However, having studied and written about the works of A. A. Milne, it was also daunting. But, for me, the challenge was more than just attempting to play A. A. Milne in his own literary game; I also wanted to find a way of successfully introducing a brand new character into Pooh’s world, whilst being sympathetic to the tone and style of the original books.”

Image soure: Egmont Publishing

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