How A.A. Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh influences children’s emotional and social development through relatable simplicity.

*The following is an assignment written as part of my MA in Children’s Literature at Roehampton University for module ‘British Children’s Literature: Historical Perspectives‘. Winnie-the-Pooh is the first of two books conceptualised and written by English author Alan Alexander (A.A.) Milne, published in 1926. The book focuses on the adventures of a golden teddy bearContinue reading “How A.A. Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh influences children’s emotional and social development through relatable simplicity.”

‘Emerging From the Storm’ by Harriet Knock – World Mental Health Day

Doing their part to show support of World Mental Health Day, Arkbound have published a tender body of poems collectively entitled ‘Emerging From the Storm’ by first time published poet Harriet Knock, a gentle reminder that it’s okay to not be okay. ‘Emerging From the Storm’ is as raw and real as mental health gets.Continue reading “‘Emerging From the Storm’ by Harriet Knock – World Mental Health Day”

Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie – A Review

Peter Pan is a classic novel written by playwright and novelist J.M. Barrie about an impish flying boy called Peter who rejects all notions of adulthood, instead living in an idealistic mythical world called Neverland that enables him to never grow up. Peter lives with a gang of friends called The Lost Boys, with whomContinue reading “Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie – A Review”