The Natural World of Winnie the Pooh

The Natural World of Winnie the Pooh

Pooh Corner Hartfield


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The tales of Winnie-the-Pooh, Christopher Robin, and their merry bunch of friends playing at Poohsticks Bridge and The Floody Place are classic and beloved children's literature. In The Natural World of Winnie-the-Pooh, garden historian Kathryn Aalto reveals the real landscapes that inspired these imaginary tales.

This charming narrative, packed with Shepard's original illustrations as well as hundreds of new and historical photographs, first details the collaboration between A.A Milne and illustrator E.H. Shepard, revealing the interplay between artist and writer. It then explores the specific places in Ashdown Forest that inspired The Hundred Acre Wood, the magical realm in which Pooh, Piglet and Eeyore live and play. The last section details the flora and fauna of Ashdown Forest and acts as an armchair visitor's guide to this enchanting place.