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The Eric Carle Museum
of Picture Book Art
  • 125 West Bay Road
  • Amherst, MA 01002


  • Thursday, Friday 10 am - 4 pm
  • Saturday 10 am - 5 pm
  • Sunday 12 pm - 5 pm

Closed Monday,Tuesday, Wednesday

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Past Exhibitions

E. H. Shepard

IN THE Central Gallery

The World of Pooh: Selections from the Penguin Young Readers Group Collection

Winnie the Pooh is one of the most beloved animals in children’s literature. Making his first appearance in 1926 in Winnie-the-Pooh and again in the 1928 sequel, The House at Pooh Corner, this “bear of little brain” has been immortalized by the words of author A. A. Milne and the simple but enduring illustrations of E. H. Shepard. Together with his friends Christopher Robin, Piglet, Eeyore, and Tigger, Pooh’s adventures in the Hundred Acre Wood have enchanted readers young and old for over eight decades, and have been described as one of the greatest celebrations of childhood.

Through the generosity of Penguin Young Readers Group, a division of Penguin Group (USA) Inc., The Carle is the long-term repository of 125 drawings by Shepard. To celebrate the release of Return to the Hundred Acre Wood (October 2009), the first-ever official sequel to these much-loved books, we are pleased to exhibit selections from these engaging paintings and drawings.


From THE POOH STORY BOOK by A. A. Milne,
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