The Tao of Pooh

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Penguin Books, 1982 - Humor - 158 pages
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For Taoists everywhere, the New York Times bestseller from the author of The Te of Piglet.

Happy 90th birthday (10/14/16), to one of the world's most beloved icons of literature, Winnie-the-Pooh! 

The how of Pooh? The Tao of who? The Tao of Pooh!?! In which it is revealed that one of the world's great Taoist masters isn't Chinese--or a venerable philosopher--but is in fact none other than that effortlessly calm, still, reflective bear. A. A. Milne's Winnie-the-Pooh! While Eeyore frets, and Piglet hesitates, and Rabbit calculates, and Owl pontificates, Pooh just is.

And that's a clue to the secret wisdom of the Taoists.

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User Review  - ReneePaule - LibraryThing

It would be easy to dismiss this book by its cover as a ‘child’s read’ and leave it on the shelf. That would be a shame, for this charming book portrays the principles of Taoism through the story of ... Read full review

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User Review  - mmoj - LibraryThing

This is a wonderful marriage between a celebration of Pooh and an understanding of Tao. I read this write after high school but didn't remember how good it was until after I re-read it. A book for anyone who adores Pooh or wants an introduction into Tao. Read full review

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Contents

The How of Pooh?
1
The Tao of Who?
9
Spelling Tuesday
23
Copyright

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About the author (1982)

Benjamin Hoff grew up in a rural area a few miles from Portland, Oregon—at the opposite end of the valley in which Opal Whiteley wrote her diary. As a child, he, like Opal, preferred to spend his time outdoors, observing animals, insects, and plants. From an early age, he, too, loved to write. He is the author of the New York Times bestselling The Tao of Pooh and The Te of Piglet.

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