The Natural World of Winnie-the-Pooh
Author: Kathryn Aalto
Publisher: Timber Press
Delve into the home of the world’s most beloved bear! The Natural World of Winnie-the-Pooh: A walk through the forest that inspired the Hundred Acre Wood 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. Kathryn’s book The Natural World of Winnie-the-Pooh: A walk through the forest that inspired the Hundred Acre Wood is a New York Times Bestseller and has been featured on National Public Radio. A taster documentary has also been made for BBC Four.
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.
All books featured at the Penzance Literary Festival are available to buy from The Edge of the World bookshop in Penzance.