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The Tao of Pooh

Hoff, Benjamin, 1946- (Book - 1982 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Tao of Pooh
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Authors: Hoff, Benjamin, 1946-
Statement of Responsibility: Benjamin Hoff ; illustrated by Ernest H. Shepard
Title: The Tao of Pooh
Publisher: London : Methuen, c1982
Characteristics: x, 158 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.
Subject Headings: Taoism in literature Taoism Milne, A. A. (Alan Alexander), 1882-1956 Characters Winnie-the-Pooh
Topical Term: Taoism in literature
Taoism
ISBN: 0416262503
Research Call Number: JFC 84-626
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aaron from Island bike

Sep 03, 2013
  • justslide rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

For such a small book about Taoism and Pooh, it is filed with so much insight and meaning. I really enjoyed reading Hofff's ideas and explorations through the funny little world of pooh bear and the connections it has with taoism.

Jul 02, 2013
  • JCLChrisK rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Before reading this book, I knew Pooh but didn't know Tao. --- From that perspective, I'm not sure it entirely does justice to Pooh, because it puts a frame on Milne's stories that doesn't quite fit; it reinterprets them to suit Hoff's ends and misses the meaning and fun I took from them in my reading. --- It seems, though, without knowing more to judge by, a decent introduction to Tao. I feel I have a basic idea what it is, at least, and a simple concept to associate with the word when I hear it used. --- Most importantly, I'm intrigued and would be interested in learning more.

Apr 02, 2013
  • dylankemp rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Love it.

Light but insightful read, and simple introduction to Taoism.

Dec 28, 2011
  • lynnmarie rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is a great book. It provides insight to life through the classic Pooh character.

Jul 19, 2011
  • readingcow rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Excellent read... Each person from your everyday life can be found in one of the Pooh characters! Provides new meaning and lessons learned from the classic Pooh stories.

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