National Winnie-the-Pooh Day is celebrated every year on January 18th, which also happens to be Alan Alexander Milne's birthday. Here is a list of facts about A.A. Milne that you might not have known.
That is what books are all about! Each one is meant to be read, enjoyed, and then discussed with others, who will then take the time to analyze it and even share all around just how relatable its premise and/or characters are to the readers – to us. Because #BooksConnectUs and books without discussion defeat this very purpose.
Aside from the simplicity of the story, this book is filled with so much heart, as well as beautiful quotes to take to heart, especially for those who grew up either reading and/or watching 'Winnie The Pooh.'
On August 4th The Sunday Times reported that Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, is reportedly working on writing her own children’s book. Rumor has it that a few of the royal family’s furriest members may be making appearances in the work as well!
The book will reportedly star Markle’s beagle named Guy, and her labrador-shepard mix named Bogart.
Meghan Markle’s dogs/Image via The Cheat Sheet.
While the duchess isn’t known for her writing prowess, she isn’t exactly inexperienced. Markle served as guest editor to the September 2019 issue of British Vogue, where she published an editor’s letter.
Laverne Cox for British Vogue. Image via Tom + Lorenzo.
The recently published issue of the magazine focuses on influential women from around the world, and the Duchess spent seven months on the project.
In addition to this writing credit, Markle also wrote the foreword to Together: Our Community Cookbook. This charity cookbook is a collection of stories and recipes inspired by the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower fire, which claimed 72 lives in in June of 2017.
Markle also isn’t the first royal to delve into the world of children’s literature. In 1980, Prince Charles published a children’s book titled The Old Man of Lochnagar.
The Old Man of Lochnagar/Image via Amazon.
The story starts somewhat unimaginatively, with Prince Charles telling a group of children the story of an old man seeking refuge in the cave of Lochnagar. The old man’s one desire is to take a nice warm bath, and the story follows his journey to get one, ending on a lesson about how one’s actions effect those around them.
Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, has written several children’s books. Her first series of books, published in the 1989-1996, focused on the adventures of Budgie the Little Helicopter.
Budgie the Little Helicopter on British television/Image via CITV Wiki.
The success of Budgie’s stories launched a fruitful career in the world of both children’s literature and television for the duchess, and she now has several different series under her belt.
Considering Meghan Markle’s history of ambition, she could be looking at a similar future!
Featured image via Vanity Fair.