The Stories of Winnie-the-Pooh in Winnipeg: A Narrative Inquiry

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Boyd, Andrea D.
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Winnie-the-Pooh is a world-famous children’s literature character with a unique relationship to the city of Winnipeg. Though much literature exists about Winnie-the-Pooh, the relationship between Winnie-the-Pooh and Winnipeg is much less known. The purpose of this narrative inquiry was to reveal the stories of Winnie-the-Pooh as a cultural phenomenon in Winnipeg. Braiding multiple strands of narrative research genres, historical and current connections between Winnie-the-Pooh and Winnipeg were thematically analyzed to generate these stories. A timeline presents an overview of collected and generated data in chronological order. Additionally, a visual presentation was created to display the photographic narratives of Winnie-the-Pooh as a cultural phenomenon in Winnipeg. The original stories of the world’s most beloved bear are written and portrayed from the perspective of a lifelong Winnie-the-Pooh fan who was born and raised in Winnipeg. The publication of this study is timely because of the forthcoming 100th anniversary of A. A. Milne and E. H. Shepard’s original Winnie-the-Pooh (1926), in 2026.
Winnie-the-Pooh, Winnipeg, Narratives, Narrative research genres, Storylines