Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear

by Mattick, Lindsay (Author), Blackall, Sophie (Illustrator)

ISBN: 9780316324908

A woman tells her young son the true story of how his great-great-grandfather, Captain Harry Colebourn, rescued and learned to love a bear cub in 1914 as he was on his way to take care of soldiers' horses during World War I, and the bear became the inspiration for A.A. Milne's Winnie-the-Pooh.

Age Range: From 2 to 5

Format: Hardcover, 56 pages

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, October 2015

Product Dimensions: 10.2 L × 10.2 W × 0.6 H

Publisher Marketing: Publisher Marketing: Before Winnie-the-Pooh, there was a real bear named Winnie. And she was a girl!

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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