Dutton Children’s Books, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers Group, revealed the much-anticipated cover and first chapter including the art of Return to the Hundred Acre Wood, the first authorized sequel to A.A. Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh and The House At Pooh Corner in more than 80 years.
Written by David Benedictus and illustrated by Mark Burgess, Return to the Hundred Acre Wood continues the adventures of Christopher Robin, Winnie-the-Pooh, Tigger, Piglet, Eeyore, and friends. Egmont Publishing will publish the book simultaneously in the UK. Penguin Audio will publish an audio version of the book read by Grammy Award-winner Jim Dale. The book has an announced first printing of 300,000.
Disney has done many different stories of Winnie the Pooh and his friends and shown them on television and in the movies, but this is first authorized sequel to the story first told by A.A. Milne. A.A.Milne originally told these stories to his young son and then later they were adapted to book form.