Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award
A Booklist Editors’ Choice, May 2005
Blackstone Audio presents, from the unabridged collection “A. A. Milne’s Pooh Classics,” the ten stories of The House At Pooh Corner, performed by Peter Dennis. In A. A. Milne’s wonderful companion volume to Winnie-the-Pooh, you will rediscover Pooh, Christopher Robin, Piglet, Eeyore, and all their friends—and be introduced to the irrepressible and very bouncy Tigger.
As you begin to listen to this beloved book of A. A. Milne’s simple and timeless tales, you’ll enter that enchanted place on the top of the Forest where “a little boy and his Bear will always be playing.”
This is the only reading of these enthralling stories authorized by A. A. Milne’s son, Christopher Robin, who wrote, “Peter Dennis has made himself Pooh’s Ambassador Extraordinary and no bear has ever had a more devoted friend. So if you want to meet the real Pooh, the bear I knew, the bear my father wrote about, listen to Peter.”
All the material is unabridged and taken from THE HOUSE AT POOH CORNER © 1928 by E.P. Dutton & Co. Inc. © renewal 1956 by A.A. Milne. All materials © under the Berne Convention. Illustrations by E.H. Shepard © as above and used by permission of the Estate of E.H. Shepard. Illustration coloring © 1991 by Dutton Children’s Books. Recorded by permission of the Trustees of the Pooh Properties.
“Peter Dennis’ British accent and gentle, friendly storytelling manner bring the author and his family story times to mind. Dennis is definitive as each character: a no-nonsense rabbit, an especially gloomy Eeyore, an efficient yet loving Kanga, and a snorting Piglet. This recording is a family treasure.”
“If you want a family break from TV and movies, get comfy, close your eyes, and let this master storyteller stir the imagination…Peter Dennis, with the blessings of the Milne estate, has made Milne’s world something of a life’s work, and his intelligent and whimsical readings, meant for adults and children alike, are captivating.”
Los Angeles Times
“Congratulations on your outstanding contribution to children and their families. The short of growth your work inspires speaks for emotional, ethical, and character development.”
Diana Huss Green, editor-in-chief, Parents’ Choice Foundation
“This program exemplifies the potential quality audio has for complementing text. Soothing music introduces and links the stories and verses. Subtle sounds of nature immerse the listener in Pooh’s world and provide a backdrop for Peter Dennis’ enchanting performance. Dennis’ ability to switch characters and moods allows him to accurately portray the range of characters in the stories…Dennis expresses the multitude of emotions in a childlike tone which is key to the success of the program.”
“Nobody brings A.A. Milne’s timeless Winnie-the-Pooh tales alive like actor/orator Peter Dennis.”
Midwest Book Review
Peter Dennis (1933–2009) graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. He played leading roles in London’s West End and throughout the United Kingdom and the United States. He also guest starred in numerous television series, including Alias, Friends, Seinfeld, and Star Trek: Voyager.