Did you know . . . ?

Did you know that the map in the Winnie-the-Pooh books is based on a real place? The stories are set in Ashdown Forest, Sussex, England, and many of the locations in the stories can be linked to actual locations, with the landscape illustrations showing the influence of the distinctive landscape of the forest. Note that the compass rose spells out “Pooh.”

Visit our Fantasy Maps exhibit at Central Library! Part of our celebration of Worlds of Wonder, the exhibit runs from June 11 – October 15th. Our Great Hall has a fantastical map of St. Louis, as well as stands which have illustrations of beautiful maps from fiction books. In addition, up in the Carnegie Room on the third floor, we have cases filled with a number of beautiful maps from all kinds of books. Whether it’s the Land of Oz or the lands of Westeros and Essos, you’ll discover just how diverse maps can be! This exhibit also features a variety of different maps of St. Louis, itself, letting you see the city in new ways.


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