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Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear - Lindsay Mattick, Sophie Blackall
Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear
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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... show more
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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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780316324908 (0316324906)
ASIN: 0316324906
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Pages no: 56
Edition language: English
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Reading For The Heck Of It
Reading For The Heck Of It rated it
4.0 The story of Winnie
Isn't it sad when a book comes out and people just seem to be completely unaware of 1. its existence and 2. its level of amazingness? Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear by Lindsay Mattick is one of those hidden gems. I've mentioned before that if a book doesn't circulate ...
An Un-Calibrated Centrifuge
An Un-Calibrated Centrifuge rated it
3.0 Finding Winnie
I found the story interesting but didn't like the format of the book. I would have preferred historical fiction over framing the story with the child and his mother in the present. The story is divided into two parts, but both parts could have done with a little fleshing out. I might have to see wha...
JL's Bibliomania
JL's Bibliomania rated it
5.0 Finding Winnie
Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear by Lindsay Mattick, is a sweet story about the inspiration for Winnie the Pooh. But more importantly, it's a story about the importance of family history and love. With stunning artwork by Sophie Blackall, Finding Winnie was the winner...
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