FACT FOOD #251

Christopher Robin, the character in Winnie-the-Pooh stories was based on Christopher Robin Milne, the son of author A.A. Milne. He used this character in two books of poems – Winnie-the-Pooh (1926) and The House at Pooh Corner (1928). In the books, he is a young boy and one of Winnie-the-Pooh’s best friends. On his first birthday, he received an Alpha Farnell teddy bear which he called Edward. Edward, along with a real Canadian bear named ‘Winnie’ inspired A.A. Milne for the Winnie-the-Pooh character.