Marymount California University Library

ENG 112: Dr. G. Levonian Spring '20

For Christopher Robin

Readings for The World of Winnie-the Pooh- Textbook

Brain Storm

1. Winnie the Pooh was created by a vet explaining war to his boy. (1926)

2. It's been theorized by Dr. Sarah Shea that Milne wrote into each character of Winnie-the-Pooh a different psychological disorder.

3.The stories were a way for Milne to explain his own post-traumatic stress to his six-year-old son.

4. Friendship 

5. Be accepting of differences - Each character is different. 

6. Childhood and Imagination

Welcome ENG 112 Students

The MCU Library is working with you in one instructional workshops to help you develop from searchers into researchers, because the kind of research in which you'll engage in at the University level is a much different variety than what you've done in the past. 

Assignment Prompt:

First, read the "Contradiction" and chapters 1, 2, 8, and 10 from The House at Pooh Corner

Research Paper Assignment for Winnie-the-Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner.


 Which two characters do you most identify with, and--of course--why?  Please be specific and use direct quotations/paraphrasing in MLA format.  Discuss stories from Winnie-the-Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner.

In addition to the articles from Stephan Canham and Ann Thwaite, find two other sources.  List all your sources on a separate Works Cited page. Include The World of Pooh on your Works Cited.   You may use Canham and Thwaite's work to provide some background for Milne's stories in your Introduction paragraph (or anywhere you choose). 

Remember that your essay requires:

An Introduction:  Provide an attention-getter followed by a thesis statement, which conveys your subject and argument.  Remember to stick to your thesis.  

Body Paragraphs that begin with topic sentences that correspond to your thesis and include specific supporting details/research in the form of direct quotes or paraphrasing in MLA format.

A Conclusion, which echoes the thesis and provides closing thoughts.  

Format:  Approx 700-800 words; Times, 12-pt; double-spaced    

Sources:  (see above)

First Draft Due:  Thursday, April 23. (100 points)

Final Draft Due:  Tuesday, May 5. 

Good luck, and let your professor know if you have any questions.


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