Winnie Ille PuI: Nobis ostentantur Innie ille Pu atque apes
nonnullae et incipiunt fabalae
II: Pu visitatum it et in angustias incurrit
III: Pu ac Porcellus venatum prodeunt et paene vusillum captant
IV: Ior caudam amittit et Pu caudam quendam invenit
V: Porcellus in heffalumpum incidit
VI: Ior Natalem agit Diem et duo dona accipit
VII: Canga et Ru ille parvulus in silvam veniunt it Porcellus balneo utitur
VIII: Christophorus Robinus expotitionem ad Palum Septentrionalem ducit
IX: Porcellus ab omni parte aquis circumdatus est
X: Christophorus Robinus convivium in honorem Pui dat et 'Valete' dicimus
A. A. Milne was born in 1882 in London. He was a playwright
and journalist as well as a poet and storyteller. His classic
children's books were inspired by his son, Christopher Robin. Milne
died in 1956.
Born in Budapest in 1910, Alexander Lenard was a graduate of the famous Theresianum in Vienna. A refugee from Hitler who migrated to Brazil by the way of Rome, he worked variously as a pharmacist, math teacher, quiz show contestant, farmer, painter, poet, and pianist as well as, of course, a translator. At the time of his death in 1972 he was fluent in twelve languages. Winnie Ille Pu was the product of over seven years of work, beginning with a German translation of the famous classic in 1951, on which A.A. Milne personally congratulated him.
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