01 October 2009

New Winnie the Pooh Book Monday

There will be a new Winnie-the-Pooh and Christopher Robin book published Monday!

Is this a great idea, or a big mistake?

The new book was commissioned by the trustees of A.A. Milne’s estate, and has been written by British author David Benedictus. Among other titles, Benedictus also wrote Local Hero, which some of you may have seen when it was made into a movie. All information on plot, and the characters of the Hundred Acre Wood have been kept quiet, so no one knows the story line or has even seen the illustrations.
It was eighty years ago, on the publication of "The House at Pooh Corner," when Christopher Robin said good-bye to Winnie-the-Pooh and his friends in the Hundred Acre Wood. Now they are all back in new adventures, for the first time approved by the Trustees of the Pooh Properties. This is a companion volume that truly captures the style of A. A. Milne-a worthy sequel to "The House at Pooh Corner" and "Winnie-the-Pooh."

5 comments:

VisuaLingual said...

Allow me to be the first to express my disapproval.

CityKin said...

I tend to agree. It all depends on the quality of the new work..

Matt Hunter Ross said...

Let's face it - things like this are bound to happen, and usually do... mainly because of the almighty dollar, as we all know.

Interesting to see how this plays out with the courts awarding Disney full and exclusive rights to the brand. Maybe it was a joint effort - I haven't read up on it yet...

Archer01 said...

My thoughts are that it's a bad idea. Dr.Suess is a perfect example of how this can go wrong. Take a look at the book "Daisy-Head Maisy". Clearly not your traditional Dr.Suess book. Not even a close second to the originals.

thorn said...

Bad idea.

David Benedictus may be a fine writer, but these aren't his characters. The Dr Suess comparison by Archer01 is spot-on.