Christopher Robin

Christopher Is A Boy
In Hundred Acre Wood.
He Helped His Friends
Doing All That He Could.

Christopher Robin Milne was born on August 21, 1920,
and he became very famous as the boy in those stories. Indeed, he became so famous that he could make the front page of The New York Times.

The name of Christopher Robin was to haunt Christopher Milne most of his life (Although it is probably Just as true to say that other People sought him out and haunted him because he had once been Christopher Robin.) Christopher Milne grew up to be quite unlike that boy. When he died on April 20, 1996, Christopher Milne had lived a successful life as a husband, and father, a bookseller, and a writer. He had married Lesley de Selincourt after a courtship that involved "not love at first sight, but rather a discovery that we liked doing things together. Particularly we liked doing nothing much together." They had a daughter, Clare, who was born with cerebral palsy.

Christopher Robin Milne describes himself as a child who was underweight and small for his age, girlish and shy, and not very bright, but good with his hands. His parents dressed him in smocks that added to his girlish appearance.

Although Pooh is everybody's favorite (although I have met some people who think Piglet's the best character of the books, and then there are some who might argue that Eeyore makes the books worthwhile, and not forgetting one woman I know who positively admires Rabbit). Anyway, of everyone mentioned in the Pooh stories, it is Christopher Robin who is the PIVOTAL character. He is first introduced to us as the boy to whom the stories are told, and then he becomes the boy in the stories. Finally, he is the one to whom the Forest Animals turn for leadership (sorry, Rabbit) and safety. Christopher Robin always Sorts Things Out, and he Knows When Things Have Happened. When Christopher Robin went to school, his toys were forgotten and his father discontinued the stories hoping to protect him from his notoriety.