The Natural World of Winnie-the-Pooh: A Walk Through the Forest that Inspired the Hundred Acre Wood

Timber Press
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Loved “Goodbye Christopher Robin”? Learn more about the real place that inspired the beloved stories.

Delve into the home of the world’s most beloved bear! The Natural World of Winnie-the-Pooh explores the magical landscapes where Pooh, Christopher Robin, and their friends live and play. The Hundred Acre Wood—the setting for Winnie-the-Pooh’s adventures—was inspired by Ashdown Forest, a wildlife haven that spans more than 6,000 acres in southeast England. In the pages of this enchanting book you can visit the ancient black walnut tree on the edge of the forest that became Pooh’s house, go deep into the pine trees to find Poohsticks Bridge, and climb up to the top of the enchanted Galleons Lap, where Pooh says goodbye to Christopher Robin. You will discover how Milne's childhood connection with nature and his role as a father influenced his famous stories, and how his close collaboration with illustrator E. H. Shepard brought those stories to life. This charming book also serves as a guide to the plants, animals, and places of the remarkable Ashdown Forest, whether you are visiting in person or from the comfort of your favorite armchair. In a delightful narrative, enriched with Shepard’s original illustrations, hundreds of color photographs, and Milne’s own words, you will rediscover your favorite characters and the magical place they called home.
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About the author

Kathryn Aalto is an American landscape designer, historian, writer, and lecturer. She has master’s degrees in garden history and creative nonfiction with a particular interest in literary landscapes. The Natural World of Winnie-the-Pooh is a New York Times Bestseller, a People magazine Best New Book Pick, and was featured on National Public Radio. She is a member of the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment and the Garden History Society. Learn more at kathrynaalto.com.

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Publisher
Timber Press
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Published on
Oct 15, 2015
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Pages
308
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ISBN
9781604697179
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Language
English
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Genres
Biography & Autobiography / Literary
Gardening / Essays & Narratives
Nature / Ecology
Nature / General
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This content is DRM protected.
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Eligible for Family Library

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