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

    By Lindsay Mattick, Sophie Blackall (Illustrator)
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    A #1 New York Times Bestseller and Winner of the Caldecott Medal about the remarkable true story of the bear who inspired Winnie-the-Pooh.
    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.

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

    About the Author

    Lindsay Mattick, great-granddaughter of Harry Colebourn, has shared Winnie's story around the world. She lives with her family in Toronto, Canada. Sophie Blackall's work has appeared in the bestselling Ivy and Bean series, award-winning picture books, a global pro-vaccination campaign, and on a renowned NYC subway poster. She lives in Brooklyn with her family.
    Product Details
    ISBN: 9780316324908
    ISBN-10: 0316324906
    Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
    Publication Date: October 20th, 2015
    Pages: 56
    Language: English