Winnie-the-Pooh | Study Guide

A.A. Milne

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A.A. Milne

Year Published



Children's Literature


Adventure, Comedy

Perspective and Narrator

Winnie-the-Pooh is constructed as a story within a story. The narrator, who is also the author, tells of Winnie-the-Pooh's adventures from an omniscient third-person perspective. However, the narrator uses first-person in the Introduction, the beginning of the first chapter, and the end of the last chapter—which comprise the frame of the story. The first-person point of view is also occasionally employed during the narrative to provide background or to allow the narrator to interact with the story characters or his audience.


Winnie-the-Pooh is written in the past tense.

About the Title

Winnie-the-Pooh is a stuffed teddy bear owned and loved by the author's son, Christopher Robin Milne. The bear is named for Winnipeg (Winnie), a tame North American brown bear fostered by a Canadian army veterinarian and given to the London Zoo. Winnipeg is a city in the Canadian province of Manitoba. Pooh is the name of a swan that once belonged to Christopher Robin and is written about in Milne's When We Were Very Young (1924).


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