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JC: A Trip to the Hundred Acre Wood with Kathryn Aalto, Sophie Blackall, and Lindsay Mattick

    10/20/2015 - 7:30pm

    This event takes place at our Jersey City location.

    Take a trip to the Hundred Acre Wood with your kids and a few Winnie-the-Pooh enthusiasts. Author Lindsay Mattick (whose great-grandfather discovered Winnie) and illustrator Sophie Blackall have created a picture book to introduce kids to the real story of this most beloved classic character. In addition to the real-life Winnie the Hundred Acre Wood was also based upon a real place, Ashdown Forest. Author Kathryn Aalto has compiled a loving tribute to the flora and the fauna of the original stories we love so much. The story of how these real places ended up in the tale of Winnie and his friends is investigated alongside the original illustrations of E. H. Shepard. The book is a treat for both parents and children. All ages are welcome to this celebration of all things Winnie related.

    Facebook RSVP encouraged, but not required.

    The Natural World of Winnie-The-Pooh: A Walk Through the Forest That Inspired the Hundred Acre Wood Cover Image
    $24.95
    ISBN: 9781604695991
    Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
    Published: Timber Press (OR) - September 23rd, 2015

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    Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear Cover Image
    By Lindsay Mattick, Sophie Blackall (Illustrator)
    $18.00
    ISBN: 9780316324908
    Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
    Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 20th, 2015

    A #1 New York Times Bestseller and Winner of the Caldecott Medal about the remarkable true story of the bear who inspired Winnie-the-Pooh.
    In 1914, Harry Colebourn, a veterinarian on his way to tend horses in World War I, followed his heart and rescued a baby bear. He named her Winnie, after his hometown of Winnipeg, and he took the bear to war.