Learning through A. A. Milne's Winnie the Pooh Books

Ramakrishnan, Sibila (2017) Learning through A. A. Milne's Winnie the Pooh Books. Language and Language Teaching, 6 (1). pp. 31-35. ISSN 2277-307X

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In writing Winnie-the-Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner, even though A. A. Milne's intentions are didactic, he plays along with the child in them, i.e. his son, and his intentions get concealed in the pleasure of storytelling. The resultant literature leaves space for interpretations of the text based on the child's cognition and learning because of Milne's realistic portrayal of children's minds through his characters. One of the possible explanations for the origin of the Pooh books is that Christopher Robin, as a child actually, fully or partially, lived these tales during his playtime, and his tropes and games with his toys were thematically represented and narrated by Milne. He explains this in his autobiography, It's too Late now:

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Ramakrishnan, Sibila
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Language, Second Language Acquisition, SLA, interlanguage
Subjects: Language
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > Language and Language Teaching
Full Text Status: Public
URI: http://publications.azimpremjiuniversity.edu.in/id/eprint/1074
Publisher URL: http://azimpremjifoundation.org/foundation-publica...

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