FINDING WINNIE by Lindsay Mattick
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*”The sum total is as captivating as it is informative, transforming a personal family story into something universally resonant.”
―Horn Book (Starred Review)
*”Little ones who love Milne’s classic stories will be enchanted by this heartening account of the bear’s real-life origins.”
―Booklist (Starred Review)
*”A perfect melding of beautiful art with soulful, imaginative writing, this lovely story, penned by Colebourn’s great-great granddaughter, is ideal for sharing aloud or poring over individually.”
―School Library Journal (Starred Review)
*”The book strikes a lovely, understated tone of wonder and family pride…[Sophie Blackall] proves that she’s equally imaginative at chronicling straight-on reality too.”
―Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)
“Gorgeously illustrated…[a] delightful telling”
―New York Times Book Review
Before Winnie-the-Pooh, there was a real bear named Winnie.
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.
Harry Colebourn’s real-life great-granddaughter tells the true story of a remarkable friendship and an even more remarkable journey–from the fields of Canada to a convoy across the ocean to an army base in England…
And finally to the London Zoo, where Winnie made another new friend: a real boy named Christopher Robin.
Here is the remarkable true story of the bear who inspired Winnie-the-Pooh.
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