Celebrate the opening of the exhibition “Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring a Classic” by joining Kathryn Aalto, author of the New York Times bestseller The Natural World of Winnie-the-Pooh, for a look at what we can learn from studying the intersection of nature and culture in the Hundred Acre Wood.
A popular national speaker, Aalto has taken thousands of people on nostalgic and vivid journeys into one of the most iconic settings in children’s literature. Learn about A. A. Milne’s extraordinary childhood in the natural world, conflicts he experienced as a father and author, and how his creative partnership with illustrator E. H. Shepard dazzled countless readers. Discover places that inspired the Hundred Acre Wood along with the forest’s rare flora and fauna. Part travelogue and part natural history, this talk weaves history with humor and birdsong with booklore as we learn how these masterpieces of children’s literature were created. Leave with a new understanding of how the Winnie-the-Pooh books are field guides for 21st-century Christopher Robins—hymns to those days of doing Nothing yet learning Everything.
Kathryn Aalto, landscape designer and author of The Natural World of Winnie-the-Pooh
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