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The Natural World of Winnie-the-Pooh
The Natural World of Winnie-the-Pooh: A Walk Through the Forest that Inspired the Hundred Acre Wood | Kathryn Aalto
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A New York Times Bestseller Delve into the home of the worlds 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 Woodthe setting for Winnie-the-Poohs adventureswas 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 Poohs 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 Shepards original illustrations, hundreds of color photographs, and Milnes own words, you will rediscover your favorite characters and the magical place they called home.
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drbethandherkindle
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Barely past the table of contents in this and I‘m already in love with the end papers (top) and illustrations 😍🤗😍

Pamwurtzler Have I seen that? 2y
drbethandherkindle @Pamwurtzler Probably, but it‘s been a while since I got the book 2y
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RachelO
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https://www.outsideonline.com/2245121/women-writing-about-wild-25-essential-book...

Kathryn Aalto, who wrote this rather gorgeous book about Winnie-the-Pooh's Hundred Acre Wood, has put together a list of 25 women who write about the wild. What's not to love?

(The bad photo's mine, not the book's!)

TK421 Cute European robin! 2y
tomes4gnomes How did I miss this book?! I made a literary pilgrimage to Ashdown Forest in my early 20s and played poohsticks at Poohsticks Bridge. Thanks for bringing this to my attention. Stacked! 2y
RachelO @TK421 I'm not sure if he was posing for the camera, or giving me A Look! 2y
RachelO @tomes4gnomes How fab! I've never been to Ashdown and would love to - but meantime I'm still choosing to believe the wood was by where I grew up! (There was a wood donated to the Woodland Trust by C.R.Milne. What are you supposed to think?!). She gave a talk at our local library- the book's full of photos, and looks v readable! 2y
Cathythoughts That photo is stunning 👍✨👍 2y
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Qemorio
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Kathryn Aalto telling us the story of the real 100 Acre Wood during tonight's event at the bookshop.

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Dorianna
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A whimsical and informative history of the real life inspirations behind A.A. Milne's books. From Milne's childhood love of exploring outdoors to locations featured in his books such as Cotchford farmhouse, Hartfield Village, and Ashtown Forest known by many as Hundred Acre Wood. Scattered throughout are lovely photos and illustrations. This book is great for those who enjoy a little natural history while reading about their childhood favorites.

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Dorianna
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An old advertisement for Milne's children books.

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Dorianna
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New thing I learned: H.G. Wells taught A.A. Milne. He took his students on field trips, taught them to illustrate anatomy and botany, and provided specimens from frogs to wildflowers. Milne's father remained a friend of Wells throughout life, and Wells helped A.A. Milne's freelance writing career after he graduated from college.

EloisaJames Wow!! 3y
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Dorianna
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I've been trying to get through my library books on Overdrive, which has proven to become an endless cycle because I keep on putting books on hold. Tonight's book is about Ashdown Forest, the inspiration behind Winnie the Pooh's Hundred Acre Wood.
🌳🍂🐻🐝

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