Monday, October 6, 2014

"Oh, Bother!" said Pooh

Winnie the Pooh
Author:  A. A. Milne

The only known attempt at banning this book in the United States occurred in Kansas in 2006.  A group of parent listed it, along with a few other books such as Charlotte’s Web, because of the presence of talking animals.  The parents felt that talking animals were an insult to God.  The most notable banning of this book may be in Russia in 2009.  Russia’s Justice Ministry claimed it to be pro-Nazi “because a depiction of Winnie-the-Pooh wearing a swastika was discovered among the personal possessions of a known political extremist” (Baldassarro, 2011).

Elizabeth Warkentin Special to the, S. (2011, September 26). Defending literature can take its toll. Toronto Star (Canada).

Russia Hammers Winnie the Pooh: The Pooh Bear Gets Banned. (2009, August 23). The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved from:

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