The House at Pooh Corner (1928) concludes A A Milne’s stories about Winnie-the-Pooh, like Winnie-the-Pooh it was illustrated by E. H. Shepard. It introduces just one new character, Tigger, the irrepressible tiger.
The name fits the books as houses feature prominently, but the game of Pooh Sticks is also invented, and the book introduces the idea of growing up.
Tigger is an interesting reminder of the brilliance of Milne’s characterisation, although those of us who discovered the real Pooh before we saw the disneyfied version love the drawings by E H Shepherd our memories of the characters usually owe more to the words than the pictures. Tigger, despite being a late-comer is known and loved, yet Shepherd’s Tigger is merely a tiger (see image right).
- Dedication and Contradiction
- Chapter 1: In which a House is built at Pooh Corner for Eyeore
- Chapter 2: In which Tigger comes to the Forest and has Breakfast
- Chapter 3: In which a Search is Organised, and Piglet Meets the Heffalump again
- Chapter 4: In which it is shown that Tiggers do not climb Trees
- Chapter 5: In which Rabbit has a Busy Day, and we learn what Christopher Robin does in the Mornings
- Chapter 6: In which Pooh invents a New Game and Eyeore joins in
- Chapter 7: In which Tigger is unbounced
- Chapter 8: In which Piglet does a Very Grand Thing
- Chapter 9: In which Eyeore finds the Wolery and Owl moves into it