Benjamin Hoff is an American writer, photographer, musician
and composer. He is the author of The Tao of Pooh and The Te of
Piglet, both of which explain the Chinese philosophy of Taoism
through the characters created by A.A. Milne.
A.A. Milne was born in London in 1882 and became a successful playwright and poet. He based Winnie-the-Pooh, Piglet and friends on the real nursery toys of his son Christopher Robin and published the first of their adventures in 1926. Since then, Pooh has become a world-famous bear, and Milne's stories have been translated into sixty-two languages.
E.H. Shepard was born in London in 1879. He was a cartoonist and illustrator and went on to draw the original illustrations to accompany Milne's classic stories, earning him the name 'the man who drew Pooh'.