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Return to the Hundred Acre Wood
is the first official sequel to the original Winnie the Pooh storybooks authorized by the Trustees of the Pooh Properties. It was Published on October 5, 2009 by Dutton Juvenile. The book was written by David Benedictus and illustrated by Mark Burgess. The story focuses on Christopher Robin returning to the Hundred Acre Woods and having new adventures with his friends, including a new character named Lottie The Otter, who is unsurprisingly, an otter.

Background

In the mid 1990s, after completing an audio adaptation of Milne's Winnie-the-Pooh stories, Benedictus wrote two Pooh short stories of his own and submitted them to the trustees of the Milne estate. The trustees replied that they were unable to publish the stories because "Walt Disney owned all the rights." However, ten years later, Benedictus was contacted by the trustees, who explained that "the sequel rights had reverted to them" and asked Benedictus to make changes to one of the short stories and to submit some more. This collection of stories was published as Return to the Hundred Acre Wood.

Chapters

  1. In Which Christopher Robin Returns
  2. In Which Owl Does a Crossword and a Spelling Bee is Held
  3. In Which Rabbit Organizes Almost Everything
  4. In Which it Stops Raining for Ever and Something Slinky Comes Out of the River
  5. In Which Pooh Goes in Search of Honey
  6. In Which Owl Becomes an Author and Then Unbecomes One
  7. In Which Lottie Starts an Academy and Everybody Learns Something
  8. In Which We Are Introduced to the Game of Cricket
  9. In Which Tigger Dreams of Africa
  10. In Which a Harvest Festival is Held in the Forest and Christopher Robin Springs a Surprise

Reception

To date, the book has received a mildly favorable three and a half star rating on Amazon.com.


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