Winnie Ille Pu

Winnie Ille Pu

Written by:
Translated by: Alexander Lenard
Notes by: Israel Walker

  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780140153392
  • 160 Pages
  • Penguin Books
  • Adult


“Pooh has been a classic for so long, it’s about time it showed up in a classical tongue.” -The New York Times Book Review

The publishing history of Winnie Ille Pu is among the most famous in all of publishing annals: how a privately printed Latin translation of A.A. Milne’s Winniethe-Pooh, originally issues in a 300-copy edition, eventually became the only book in Latin ever to grace the New York Times bestseller list. Whether you’re calling on long-ago high-school Latin lessons or are fully proficient in the language, you’ll delight in once again meeting Christopher Robin, Eeyore, Owl, Piglet, Kanga, tiny Yoo, and, of course, Pooh himself. 

This is a revised edition with notes and a glossary.
Winnie Ille Pu

Winnie Ille Pu

Written by: A. A. Milne, Translated by: Alexander Lenard, Notes by: Israel Walker


“An altogether ingenious tour de force.” 
-The Washington Post

“A book anyone with even the slightest knowledge of Latin can enjoy . . . It does more to attract interest in Latin than Cicero, Caesar, and Virgil combined.”
-Chicago Tribune

“Pooh has been a classic for so long, it’s about time it showed up in a classical tongue.” 
-The New York Times Book Review.

“Surely the ultimate canonization of a great children’s classic.” 
-Des Moines Register

“A brilliantly funny book . . . Nothing is skipped, every word is there.” 
-New York Herald Tribune Book Review

“Proof that humor is not dead, even if Latin is supposed to be.” 
-New York World Telegram & Sun

“It is hard to conceive of a Latin work more calculated than this attractive volume to fascinate the modern public, young and old.”
-Christian Science Monitor

Table of Contents

Winnie Ille PuI: Nobis ostentantur Innie ille Pu atque apes nonnullae et incipiunt fabalae

II: Pu visitatum it et in angustias incurrit

III: Pu ac Porcellus venatum prodeunt et paene vusillum captant

IV: Ior caudam amittit et Pu caudam quendam invenit

V: Porcellus in heffalumpum incidit

VI: Ior Natalem agit Diem et duo dona accipit

VII: Canga et Ru ille parvulus in silvam veniunt it Porcellus balneo utitur

VIII: Christophorus Robinus expotitionem ad Palum Septentrionalem ducit

IX: Porcellus ab omni parte aquis circumdatus est

X: Christophorus Robinus convivium in honorem Pui dat et ‘Valete’ dicimus