Christopher Robin Milne facts for kids
Christopher Robin Milne
21 August 1920|
Chelsea, London, UK
|Died||20 April 1996
Totnes, Devon, England, UK
|Cause of death||Myasthenia gravis|
Boxgrove Preparatory School
|Alma mater||Trinity College, Cambridge|
Lesley de Sélincourt
(m. 1948; his death 1996)
|Children||Clare Milne (1956–2012)|
|Parent(s)||A. A. Milne
Dorothy de Sélincourt
Christopher Robin Milne (21 August 1920 – 20 April 1996) was the son of author A. A. Milne. As a child, he was the inspiration of the character Christopher Robin in his father's Winnie-the-Pooh stories and in two books of poems.
Milne gave the original stuffed animals that inspired the Pooh characters to the books' editor, who in turn donated them to the New York Public Library. He hated the idea of Winnie-the-Pooh being commercialized.
Milne died in his sleep on 20 April 1996 in Totnes, Devon, aged 75.
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The real stuffed toys owned by Christopher Robin Milne and featured in the Winnie-the-Pooh stories. They have been on display in the New York Public Library in New York City since 1987, with the exception of Roo, who was lost when Christopher Robin was 9 years old. According to the New York Public Library's web site, the items have been on display in the Children's Center at 42nd Street, in the "main branch" of the library (the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building at Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street) since early 2009.
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