Illustration of the number 75 made out of tiny black bees next to Winnie-the-Pooh floating holding on to a blue balloon on a white background with an outer blue edge with black and white text
2001 marked the 75th anniversary of the publication of A. A. Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh (1926). Milne (1882 – 1956) initially created the character of Winnie the Pooh as part of a bedtime story about his son’s stuffed animals. The stories about the adventures of a boy named Christopher Robin and his toy animals were eventually published in Winnie-the-Pooh (1926) and The House at Pooh Corner (1928). The books were illustrated by Ernest H. Shepard (1879 – 1976).
Sources: Milne, A. A. (1926). (reprint ed. 1988). Winnie-the-Pooh. New York: Dutton Children’s Books.