In the wake of last year’s award-winning book about the real bear that inspired A.A. Milne’s beloved Winnie-the-Pooh stories, a Western Washington University graduate returns to Bellingham with her tales of the places that became legendary as the Hundred Acre Wood.
Kathryn Aalto — now a writer, teacher, naturalist and landscape designer living in England — will read from “The Natural World of Winnie the Pooh” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, at Village Books, 1200 11th St.
Her book examines Milne’s relationship with renowned Ashdown Forest — one of the largest free and open spaces of southeast Britain — and the plants, animals and geography within. It’s illustrated with photographs and examples of E. H. Shepard’s classic work.
For people who can’t attend her talk, buy a copy in advance and Village Books will reserve a personalized signed copy. Call 360-671-2626 or go online to villagebooks.com.