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Sunday, April 4, 2010
Ever wondered what the real Winnie The Pooh looks like? Just visit the Children's Center at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building of the New York Public Library on 42nd St. and you'll see the original bear that inspired the works of A.A. Milne! Since 1987, Winnie and his friends have called New York their home.
Winnie the Pooh was a gift by A.A. Milne to his son Christopher on his first birthday on August 21, 1921. He was bought from Harrods department store in London and was originally named "Edward." Later on, more stuffed toys followed which became Winnie's group of friends. Each toy was well-loved and well-played by Christopher throughout his childhood that it shows in the tattered appearance of the bunch.
Can you spot where Piglet is on the display? For more fun facts about the Real Winnie the Pooh, hop on here!