The Natural World of Winnie-The-Pooh: A Walk Through the Forest That Inspired the Hundred Acre Wood (Hardcover)

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Scores of children and their parents still visit Winnie-the-Pooh and the Hundred Acre Woods, reading the classic A. A. Milne books together. Aalto’s book brings the Hundred Acre Woods to life by introducing readers to the Ashdown Forest, the woods that inspired Milne’s fictional world. Balancing a tale of a nature loving father and his son’s private world turned to stories, and what inspired both, Aalto does double duty as a nature writer with a biographic spin. There are illustrations from Milne’s time and current photographs of Ashdown in all of its lush glory. Aalto doesn’t write herself out of the text; her charming personality comes through in each of the sections, from the collaboration behind Winnie-the-Pooh to the story’s origin. This guide is perfect for armchair visits in history and nature, and might inspire readers to venture to the real Hundred Acre Woods.  

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Scores of children and their parents still visit Winnie-the-Pooh and the Hundred Acre Woods, reading the classic A. A. Milne books together. Aalto’s book brings the Hundred Acre Woods to life by introducing readers to the Ashdown Forest, the woods that inspired Milne’s fictional world. Balancing a tale of a nature loving father and his son’s private world turned to stories, and what inspired both, Aalto does double duty as a nature writer with a biographic spin. There are illustrations from Milne’s time and current photographs of Ashdown in all of its lush glory. Aalto doesn’t write herself out of the text; her charming personality comes through in each of the sections, from the collaboration behind Winnie-the-Pooh to the story’s origin. This guide is perfect for armchair visits in history and nature, and might inspire readers to venture to the real Hundred Acre Woods.  ~ Ann

— From 2015 Nature

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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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Product Details
ISBN: 9781604695991
ISBN-10: 1604695994
Publisher: Timber Press (OR)
Publication Date: September 23rd, 2015
Pages: 308
Language: English