Christopher Robin Milne was the son of Alan Alexander Milne who was born January 18, 1882. It was A A Milne who was responsible for the world-famous books about the fabulous honey-lover Winnie-the-Pooh and Winnie’s close friend, Milne’s own son, Christopher Robin. Christopher Robin first appeared in a book of verse entitled When We Were Very Young in 1924. Prior to this, A A Milne had worked on the staff of Punch, the English humorous weekly magazine and was its assistant editor from 1906 to 1914.
Although several of his contributions had appeared in books such as Once A Week in 1914 and If I May in 1922, it was When we Were Very Young that set him amongst the best-known writers of his day. Winnie-the-Pooh which was published in 1926, was the first book to feature the lovable little bear. Now We are Six, like When We Were Very Young, was a book of verse in which Winnie-the-Pooh and his friends re-appear. This was published in 1927 and the following year saw the appearance of the last book concerning Christopher Robin, Winnie-the-Pooh, Piglet, Kanga and Tigger and the rest of that marry crew. The House at Pooh Corner was its title.
In 1919 A A Milne wrote a children’s play Toad of Toad Hall based on the book The Wind in the Willows which had been written by his friend, Kenneth Grahame. After that he wrote another play for children, The Ugly Duckling which was published in 1941 and thereafter Milne wrote no more for children. He died January 31, 1956, in Hatfield, Sussex at the age of 73. As for his son, who has enjoyed the glories and suffered the torments of being immortalished in his father’s famous books, he is nowadays a book-seller in Devon.