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New Pooh book - after 80 years!


A new Winnie-the-Pooh book will be released this year, more than 80 years after his first adventure.

Publishers have announced that Return to the Hundred Acre Wood will be on bookshelves in October.

The original books containing honey-loving Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore and others were written by author AA Milne, who died in 1956.

The new book will be written by David Benedictus, who has worked on adapting the original stories into audio books.

The drawings will be done by illustrator Mark Burgess.

Winnie-the-Pooh was first published in 1926 and is available in 50 languages around the world.