Welcome to another week in book-related happenings here at Literophilia. In this post, we bring you news of your favorite familiar literary characters who will soon be returning to life, losing their minds, nurturing their split-personalities, and committing suicide. All without one mention of the decline in the economy! Anyway, on to the news:
The Associated Press reports (via Salon.com) that the beloved Winnie-the-Pooh is finally returning from hibernation. Return to Hundred Acre Wood will be the first authorized sequel to A. A. Milne’s original Pooh stories which were published in the 1920s. The new book comes out on October 5th — are you ready? Excited? Or are you feeling a bit cynical that this is just going to be yet another in a series of Hollywood’s failed remakes (see also: “TMNT“, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull)?