The Tao of Pooh Overlays Milnes classic with

The Tao of Pooh Overlays Milnes classic with

The Tao of Pooh Overlays Milnes classic with Chinese Taoist Philosophy Published 1982 For rights to quote the original Pooh books and use the original illustrations, Hoff pays 33.3% of hardcover and 40% of paperback profits to the A.A. Milne estate

Taoism Chinese for the way One of three major ancient Chinese religions Founded by Tao Te Ching 2500 years ago Explores the natural state

of things PU is the character representing a natural, simple state uncarved block Benjamin Hoff

Born 1946 in Oregon Lost a year of school due to poor health as a child Father was a bibliophile fascinated with Asia Former Japanese tree pruner, potter, antiques restorer, graphic artist, hospital orderly, investigative reporter and janitor Graduated from Evergreen State College with a BA in Asian art Author of three other books, including The Te of Piglet Discussion Questions 1. Is The Tao of Pooh similar to other spiritual guidance/self help books youve read or do you

think its original? 2. Had you honestly ever thought about Poohs simplistic wisdom? 3. Do you agree with Hoffs depiction of the other characters? Discussion Questions Do you believe Taoism (as expressed by Hoff) is a

comforting way of life? 5. Did you notice inconsistencies between the teachings of Taoism and Hoffs descriptions? 6. Do you think A.A. Milne intended for Pooh to personify a deeper wisdom? Do you think he would be pleased with Hoffs analysis?

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