About A.A. Milne
A. A. Milne was born in 1882 in London. He was a playwright and a journalist, as well as a poet and storyteller. His children’s books were inspired by his son, Christopher Robin. Milne died in 1956.
E. H. Shepard was born in 1879 in England. His pictures of the Pooh characters are based on real toys owned by Christopher Robin Milne. Shepard died in 1976.
About Stephen Fry
As well as being the bestselling author of four novels, The Stars’ Tennis Balls, Making History, The Hippopotamus, and The Liar, and the first volume of his autobiography, Moab is My Washpot, Fry has played Peter in Peter’s Friends, Wilde in the film Wilde, Jeeves in the television series Jeeves & Wooster and Laurie in the television series Fry & Laurie.
About Michael Williams
MICHAEL WILLIAMS is the best-selling author of On the Slow Train and On the Slow Train Again and Steaming to Victory. He is a journalist, academic and author -- writing, blogging and broadcasting on railways, the media and other subjects for many publications, including the Independent, the BBC, the Daily Mail, the Daily Telegraph and the New Statesman, as well as the specialist railway press. He is also a travel writer, having covered the world for a variety of publications. He lives with his family in Camden Town, not far from St Pancras -- Britain's most splendid railway station.
JANE WERNER was one of the original editors of Little Golden Books. NIKKI SHANNON SMITH is an elementary school principal in California. CLEMENT C. MOORE wrote “The Night Before Christmas” for his children in 1822. SHEILAH BECKETT had a 60-year career with Golden Books, and illustrated The Nutcracker at age 99. J. P. MILLER illustrated many popular Little Golden Books from the 1940s through the 1970s, some by such notable writers as Margaret Wise Brown.