The Natural World of Winnie-the-Pooh: A Walk Through the Forest that Inspired the Hundred Acre Wood
with lecturer Kathryn Aalto
7:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 22, 2017 at the Lloyd Library
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A. A. Milne's classic tales Winnie-the-Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner have delighted readers for nearly a century. The story's characters – Pooh, Tigger, Eeyore and the rest of the gang – are famous, but how much do we know about the setting, the Hundred Acre Wood? Join Kathryn Aalto, author of the New York Times best-seller The Natural World of Winnie-the-Pooh, for a look at what we can learn from studying the intersection of nature and culture in Winnie-the-Pooh.
A popular national speaker, Kathryn has taken thousands of people on nostalgic, visually-rich journeys into one of the most iconic settings in children's literature. Learn about Milne's extraordinary childhood in the natural world and how he and illustrator E. H. Shepard became the Lennon-McCartney of children's literature. Discover places that inspired the stories along with the forest's rare flora and fauna. Part travelogue, biography and natural history, the book and talk weave history and humor as Kathryn shares anecdotes of raising her own American children in the storybook landscape of England. Leave with a new understanding of how the Winnie-the-Pooh books are field guides for the free range child – hymns to those days of doing nothing yet learning everything.
In collaboration with the Lloyd Library