And now, a spot of good book news among the bleak: 2009 will see the return of Winnie the Pooh. The estate of A.A. Milne has authorized a sequel to the original Pooh books and A.P. Dutton Children’s Books, an imprint of Penguin Books, will publish “Return to the Hundred Acre Wood” on Oct. 5.
Read the full article from The Christian Science Monitor here.
I'm incredibly happy to see this -- Winnie-the-Pooh and The House and Pooh Corner were childhood favorites, and have remained cherished books well into adulthood. There's something timelessly endearing about that silly old bear. I can't wait to see what author David Benedictus and illustrator Mark Burgess bring to the project.