Christopher Robin's Green Door


There are some very clever writers who say it is quite easy not to have an er-h'r'm [an Introduction], but I don't agree with them. I think it is much easier not to have all the rest of the book.

-- A.A. Milne, Now We Are Six (Introduction)


So Winnie-the-Pooh went round to his friend Christopher Robin, who lived behind a green door in another part of the Forest....

There are many Web sites relating to A.A. Milne, his son Christopher (Robin) Milne, A.A.'s children's books and the characters in them, and the adaptations of these books and characters by Walt Disney. Many of these (I note with considerable awe) are very rich in graphics, information and activities and are laid out with great care. I often end up asking myself what you may be asking yourself: What sets this Web site apart from all the others?

Well, this site (despite its small size) is something other than just a fan site. You see, the character Christopher Robin was more than just a childhood interest; he was my childhood alter ego (more so in his Disney incarnation than in the original Milne/Shepard incarnation on the left). But more than that, Christopher Robin as a character was the inspiration for much of my own childhood role-playing. That role-playing was rarely if ever in A.A. Milne's original setting. Moreover, my adaptation of Christopher Robin grew and changed as I aged (even changing his name as he went), until he became a character both quite like and quite unlike the original.

Meanwhile, in tribute to the part Christopher Robin specifically has played in my life, and to add to the fund of knowledge on the Web concerning A.A. Milne and his creations, I open "Christopher Robin's Green Door" to you, the reader...

John Wheeler (יוחנן רכב)


 

Here is the Table of Contents for this Web site:

 

01 - Christopher Robin and I

07 - Christopher Robin's Online Mall
02 - Who Was Alan Alexander Milne? 08 - Awards And Banner Exchange For You
03 - Who Was Christopher Robin Milne? 09 - Awards Given To This Site
04 - The Setting Of The Pooh Books 10 - Backgrounds For Your Pooh Pages
05 - The Characters Of The Pooh Books 11 - Christopher Robin's Little Trivia Page
06 - Books For Interested Readers 12 - Web Links To Other Pooh Pages

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 Strangely, this is how I rated at Stephanie's Thoughtful Spot...

 But this is how I rated at the Winnie-the-Pooh Character Guide...


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The backgrounds used on these pages were created by the Webmaster, using Paint Shop Pro 7.0 and Adobe PhotoDeluxe BE 1.0. The photograph of the original "Poohsticks Bridge" used in the background on this page is taken from the cover of the book The Enchanted Places by Christopher Milne (Methuen, 1974). Other photos used in the backgrounds come from Christopher Milne's The Path Through the Trees (Methuen, 1979) and The Hollow on the Hill (Methuen, 1982); from A.A. Milne's The World of Pooh (Dutton, 1957); and from the Web site Achim-the-Pooh's Home Page (now apparently offline), which provided a beautiful colorized portrait of Christopher Robin and Pooh and an excellent photo of Poohsticks Bridge. The original uncolored line drawing used as the basis for one background comes from Disney's The New Adventures of Winnie-the-Pooh: A Deluxe Coloring Book (Golden Books, 1991). It was colorized by this author using Adobe PhotoDeluxe BE 1.0.

I owe many of the illustrations used on this site to a number of Web sites devoted to A.A. Milne and his works. Many others were digitally manipulated by myself, with the end of presenting images of the highest graphic quality possible. No infringement of copyright, either pertaining to the original works by Milne and Shepard and their adaptations by Walt Disney, the creator of any other media presentation of these works, Methuen or any other book publisher of A.A.'s or Christopher's works or literary reviews of those works, or any photographer working in connection with any of the above works, is intended. No commercial gain is intended on the part of the author of this Web site.


The MIDI files and the graphics used on this site come from:


All of the MIDI files used on this Web site have been retuned to "just tuning" using the following freeware...

Scala (see also the Wikipedia article) is a powerful software tool for experimentation with musical tunings, such as just intonation scales, equal and historical temperaments, microtonal and macrotonal scales, and non-Western scales. It supports scale creation, editing, comparison, analysis, storage, tuning of electronic instruments, and MIDI file generation and tuning conversion. All this is integrated into a single application with a wide variety of mathematical routines and scale creation methods. Scala is ideal for the exploration of tunings and becoming familiar with the concepts involved. In addition, a very large library of scales is freely available for Scala and can be used for analysis or music creation.



Updated June 17, 2016