Winnie-the-Pooh to return

Updated: Jan 10, 2009, 11:06 AM IST

London, Jan 10: Publishers in UK and United States say the world`s favorite "silly old bear" is back.

They say they`ll publish a new book of Winnie-the-Pooh adventures on Oct 5. "Return to the Hundred Acre Wood" is the first authorized sequel to AA Milne`s stories.

It`ll be published in Britain by Egmont Publishing and in the US by Penguin imprint Dutton Children`s Books.

The book is written by novelist and playwright David Benedictus and illustrated by British artist Mark Burgess.

The "bear of very little brain" first appeared in 1926 in Milne`s "Winnie-the-Pooh," which featured EH Shepard`s iconic line drawings. A second book, "The House at Pooh Corner," also recounted the gentle adventures of Christopher Robin and his animal friends in the Hundred Acre Wood.

Bureau Report