—The Washington Post
–Amy Stewart, author, The Drunken Botanist: The Plants That Create the World’s Great Drinks
–Richard Louv, author, The Nature Principle and Last Child in the Woods
—The Garden Window
—The Durham Herald Sun
–Pat Buesnel, Director, Conservators of Ashdown Forest, The Ashdown Forest Centre
—BBC Wildlife Magazine
—The Wall Street Journal
—Shelf Awareness Reader
“Aalto’s book explores Milne’s deep connection the natural world, and the real-life inspirations behind the stories that have lasted for generations.”
–Minnesota Public Radio
“This is a beautifully produced book with an unusual premise that will delight the knowledgeable landscape designer and lay reader alike…Aalto’s book enriches our understanding of the world of this iconic children’s story.”
—Landscape Architecture Magazine
“The Natural World of Winnie-the-Pooh takes us through the land of Pooh and his friends, with descriptions and explanations as to how the stories unfolded before Christopher Robin, and came to be told by his father. We learn a little about method writing (brilliant!), and a lot about the charming area, including flora and fauna. By the time we’re done with the book, we have not only a wonderful sense of place, but an even greater appreciation for the Pooh stories. It’s a marvelous blend of information that carries enough appeal that it will satisfy the writer, the reader, and the gardener.”
—Our Little Acre
“A nostalgic read that explores the magical reality behind the fictitious world of Winnie-the-Pooh and the Hundred Acre Wood.”
NPR’s “All Things Considered.” Walk in the woods with Ari Shapiro, Podcast: “Natural World: In Which We Make an Expotition to the Hundred Acre Wood” October 26, 2015
Northeast Public Radio, The Roundtable with Joe Donahue. Podcast: Natural World of Winnie-the-Pooh, October 15, 2015
Irish Public Radio, Sean Moncrieff Show. Podcast: listen here. October 29, 2015.
Minnesota Public Radio, Reading and Roaming with Kerri Miller. Podcast: “Inside Winnie-the-Pooh’s Real Hundred Acre Wood.” November 3, 2015.
Utah Public Radio, The Zesty Garden with Bryan Earl. Podcast: An Interview with Kathryn Aalto. November 23, 2015.
Northeast Public Radio, The Roundtable with Joe Donahue. Podcast: “Kathryn Aalto and the Natural World of Winnie-the-Pooh in Hudson.” November 19, 2015.
KSFO, Bob Tanem in the Garden. Podcast: “The Natural World of Winnie-the-Pooh.” December 20, 2015.
“The Literati Scene with The Smoki Bacon and Dick Concannon,” December 2015.
BBC Radio Devon, The David Fitzpatrick Show, December 15, 2015.
KSFO, Bob Tanem in the Garden, December 20, 2015.
WFYI, Indianapolis, Feb 12, 2016.
“Rowena House interviews Kathryn Aalto,” Words and Pictures, Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, July 29, 2015.
“A Hunny Pot of Nostalgia,” by Mary Quattlebaum, The Washington Post, 15 October 15, 2015.
“Author to Speak about Real Forest that Inspired Winnie-the-Pooh’s Hundred Acre Wood,” by Corbie Hill, The News and Observer, 22 October 2015.
“Author Kathryn Aalto walks us through the landscapes that inspired A. A. Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh,” by Kathryn Aalto, Sussex Life, 29 October 2015.
“The real forest that inspired the stories of Winnie-the-Pooh,” by Adrian Higgins, The Washington Post, 10 November 2015.
“Landscape historian Kathryn Aalto on Winnie-the-Pooh’s forest,” The Boston Globe, November 15, 2015.
“New Nonfiction Best Picks,” People Magazine, November 16, 2015.
“An Enchanted (and real place): Winnie-the-Pooh’s Woods,” by William Hageman, The Chicago Tribune, November 16, 2015.
“Winnie-the-Pooh’s Real Life Wonderland,” by Liz Hoggard, The Daily Mail, November 21, 2015.
“Searching for the Real Winnie,” by Al Sullivan, The Hudson River News, November 22, 2015.
Tokyo Inn Hotel, In-room magazine, December 2015.
Books of Interest, Landscape Architecture Magazine, December 2015.
Best New Book of December 2015, Children’s Book Club, Junior Magazine, December 2015.
The Natural World of Winnie-the-Pooh, review by Sonia Day, The Toronto Star, December 18, 2015.
Ashdown Forest Centre Newsletter, December 2015.
“Winnie-the-Pooh’s Legacy Endures at 90,” by Michael Machosky, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, January 15, 2016.
Bare Essentials Magazine: Seek Adventure, Save Wildlife, January 11, 2016
Gardens Illustrated, Book review, January 2015.
“The Real Forest that Inspired Winnie-the-Pooh’s Hundred Acre Wood,” by Katherine Brooks, The Huffington Post, January 18, 2016.
“Christopher Robin Was Real, and Other Winnie-the-Pooh Facts,” by Katherine Brooks, The Huffington Post, January 18, 2016.
” The Natural World of Winnie-the-Pooh” book excerpts by Kathryn Aalto, Country Gardens, Early Spring 2016.
“Author’s inspiration came from Ashdown Forest — and pubs,” by Rachel Barr, East Grinstead Courier and Observer, February 01, 2016.
“Author takes readers through forest that Inspired the Hundred Acre Wood,” by Brian Blair, The Republic of Columbus, Indiana, Feb 10, 2016.
“Exploring the Hundred Acre Wood with Kathryn Aalto,” by Mary Beth Breckenridge, Akron Beacon Journal, February 12, 2016.
“From Permaculture to Perennials: Garden Authors at the Northwest Flower and Garden Show,” The Oregonian, Feb 12, 2016.
“Famed woodland world of Winnie-the-Pooh comes to Hudson,” by Tim Troglen, February 14, 2016.
The New York Times Book Review, Travel Section, #7 “The Natural World of Winnie-the-Pooh,” Feb 16, 2016.
“Book Clubs Welcoming Readers with Open Pages,” Chicago Sun-Tribune, Feb 18, 2016.
“Alumna walk through the Hundred Acre Wood,” by Christian Conahan, The Western Front, Feb 21, 2016.
“Discover: Winnie-the-Pooh Country,” by Kathryn Aalto, BBC Countryfile Magazine, March 2016.
“What We Learn from Rereading Winnie-the-Pooh,” by Kathryn Aalto, Sierra, The Sierra Club’s on-line magazine, April 05, 2016.