Egmont Publishing will next year release a Winnie-The-Pooh anthology to mark the 90th anniversary of the original A A Milne book.
The anthology, currently untitled, is a sequel to Return to the Hundred Acre Wood in 2009, which was the first authorised sequel to A. A. Milne’s stories. The stories will be written by four authors, who will be announced closer to publication, and illustrated by Mark Burgess.
Egmont struck a deal to produce an anthology with Pooh Properties Trust, the Shepard Trust and Stephanie Thwaites at Curtis Brown.
Publishing director Sarah Bates said: “Winnie-the-Pooh remains the nation’s favourite children’s book…. To celebrate 90 years of inspiring children to read, we are delighted to be publishing new stories about Christopher Robin and Winnie-the-Pooh’s adventures by some outstanding writers with a real understanding for A. A. Milne’s characters and world.”
Winnie-The-Pooh, the first collection of stories about the eponymous bear, was illustrated by E H Shepard and published in 1926.