Everyone's favorite tubby little cubby all stuffed with fluff is coming back. Egmont will release an "official anthology sequel" to A.A. Milne's Winnie-the-Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner, bonafide children's classics. The untitled anthology will be the only the second official sequel to the beloved story, after 2009's Return to the Hundred Acre Wood by David Benedictus. The author, or authors, behind the new book still has not been announced, though Egmont assures readers that only "outstanding writers with a real understanding for AA Milne’s characters and world," would be given the helm to the story.
The publisher made the announcement this week, stating that the book would align with the 90th anniversary of Milne's Winnie-the-Pooh, published back in 1926. (Am I now the only one looking forward to 2026 to see what epic news they have planned for the 100th anniversary?) The new Winnie-the-Pooh anthology is scheduled for next year, and while the writers' names have not yet been released, we do know that Mark Burgess, who worked on the 2009 sequel, will illustrate the book.
Sure, Winnie-the-Pooh is a children's book, but adults can learn some serious life lessons from Pooh, the trusty Piglet, wise Owl, hard-working Rabbit, maternal Kanga, little Roo, fun-loving T-I-double Guh-Er, and even sad Eeyore, so us grown-ups can look forward to bedtime story reading time that much more now.
That's not the only Winnie-the-Pooh excitement to look forward to. The behind-the-scenes movie, looking at the making of the Hundred Acre Woods and our favorite stuffed animals is now in development, titled Finding Winnie .
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