The Te of Piglet

The Te of Piglet

In which a good deal of Taoist wisdom is revealed through the character and actions of A. A. Milne's Piglet. Piglet? Yes, Piglet. For better than impulsive Tigger... or gloomy Eeyore... or intellectual Owl... or even loveable Pooh... Piglet herein demonstrates a very important principle of Taoism: the Te - a Chinese word meaning Virtue - of the Small.

In this wonderful sequel to The Tao of Pooh, Benjamin Hoff explores the Te (Virtue) of the Small - a principle embodied perfectly in Piglet, a Very Small Animal who proved to be so Useful after all.

Title:The Te of Piglet
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781405204279
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    The Te of Piglet Reviews

  • Kathryn

    I only made it about half-way through this book and that was a struggle--I continued only because I had such fond memories of "The Tao of Pooh." In my opinion, this is not a worthy sequel. All the swe...

  • Jesse Field

    The Fèn of Eeyore.One day I was walking through the bog, gazing wistfully at the muddy water, when I came across Eeyore in his den. A lovely smell was coming out of the crumbling donkey shelter."Hall...

  • Robert

    After enjoying Benjamin Hoff's Tao of Pooh, with its delightful introduction of Taoist ideas using the classic A.A. Milne characters, I approached the rather thicker Te of Piglet with gleeful anticipa...

  • Krista

    I wanted to like this book. I remember enjoying "The Tao of Pooh" and I naturally figured this would be a companion piece in the same vein. However, in the ten years that passed between that publicati...

  • Melanti

    This is like night and day compared to the Tao of Pooh.Tao of Pooh alternated between scenes from Pooh and Hoff's explanation of what that meant in Taoist terms. The Pooh scenes really helped illustra...

  • Danny

    The book is supposed to demonstrate how Piglet in the original A.A. Milne writings personified Te, or 'Virtue in Action'. To illustrate this the author wrote a bunch of new situations for Piglet. Whic...

  • Mandi

    At first I enjoyed it for what I was learning about Chinese philosophy. But then he gets very political about current events in 1992, which, while also being outdated now, are not as relevant to the ...

  • Susan Wojtas

    2.5 stars...I don't know, this sequel just didn't do it for me. I loved the first book, absolutely loved it, but this one seemed...lacking somehow. ...

  • Corbitt

    This book is about 100 pages, give or take, larger than the first book on the subject matter by Hoff, The Tao of Pooh. While explaining the principles of Taoism through stories from A.A. Milne and cra...

  • Chris

    After reading this book, I cannot look back at The Tao of Pooh without thinking of Pooh an unthinking dimwit. The author, Hoff, tries to explain living with virtue and in harmony with the natural worl...