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What Is a Wool Pooh?

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nysha | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted March 5, 2007 at 8:57 AM via web

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What Is a Wool Pooh?

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gbeatty | College Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted March 6, 2007 at 1:06 AM (Answer #1)

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A "wool pooh" is a "whirlpool" pronounced with a Southern accent. However, Byron says that this is Winnie the Pooh's evil twin, who drowns people.

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dymatsuoka | (Level 1) Distinguished Educator

Posted May 23, 2007 at 1:45 AM (Answer #2)

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Byron originally makes up the idea of the Wool Pooh, describing it as a kind of bogey man who hides underwater and snatches away children, in order to scare Kenny and Joey so they won't go near Collier's Landing. In Kenny's mind, however, the Wool Pooh takes on a hazy physical shape, kind of like the grim reaper - hooded, faceless, and terrifying. For Kenny, the Wool Pooh represents death and his fear of death. It appears when he is caught in the whirlpool and almost drowns, and again at the site of the church bombing when he finds the little girl's shoe.

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sunglasses123 | Student, Grade 9 | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted August 16, 2011 at 5:59 AM (Answer #4)

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A whool pooh  is just "whirlpool" said with a southern accent. But Byron seizes the oppurtunity to scare Joey and Kenny and says it's Winne the Pooh's evil twin that will drown them.

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kykybre | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted December 24, 2011 at 5:57 AM (Answer #5)

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a whool pooh is whirlpool with an accent.  in the watsons go to birmingham byron says its winnie the poohs evil twin

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ryan0830 | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted January 16, 2012 at 5:24 PM (Answer #6)

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A Wool Pooh is a Whirlpool. Grandma Sands said that it was a whirlpool, but Byron misunderstood it and told Kenny and Joey that it is a Wool Pooh, which is Winnie the Pooh's evil twin brother.

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axel-the-ass | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted February 28, 2012 at 4:49 AM (Answer #7)

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The wool pooh just means Whirl pool in a southern Style accent, but byron came up with it to scare kenny and joey to keep them away from the landing. what Kenny saw was a mirage of death, nothing more than that.

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christopherpaulcurtis | Student, Grade 9 | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted March 20, 2012 at 10:29 AM (Answer #8)

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A "wool pooh" is a "whirlpool" pronounced with a Southern accent. However, Byron says that this is Winnie the Pooh's evil twin, who drowns people.what Kenny saw was a mirage of death, nothing more than that.It appears when he is caught in the whirlpool and almost drowns, and again at the site of the church bombing when he finds the little girl's shoe.

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