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

May 15 - November 1, 2009
Central Gallery

Winnie the Pooh is one of the most beloved characters 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 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. 

The Carle is the long-term repository of 125 drawings by Shepard through the generosity of Penguin Young Readers Group, a division of Penguin Group (USA) Inc. 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.