Natures Narrators: The 2017-18 John H. Ostrom Program Series

The Natural World of Winnie-the-Pooh: A Walk Through the Forest that Inspired the Hundred Acre Wood

With Kathryn Aalto

Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 5:30 pm

Yale Peabody Museum

Free admission

Book signing to follow


Take an illustrated journey into one of the most iconic settings in children's literature. Learn about A.A. Milne's childhood in the natural world and how he and illustrator E.H. Shepard became the "Lennon and McCartney of children's literature." In this talk, New York Times best-selling author Kathryn Aalto presents her story as part travelogue, part biography, and part natural history to discover the places that inspired Winnie-the-Pooh stories, along with the flora and fauna of the real Hundred Acre Wood. Join us for this delightful look at what we can learn from studying the intersection of nature and culture.