Before there was Winnie-the-Pooh, there was a real bear named Winnie.
In 1914, Harry Colebourn, a vet on his way to tend horses in World War 1, followed his heart and rescued a baby bear. He named her Winnie, and he took her 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 an army base in England. . .
And finally to London Zoo, where Winnie made another new friend - a boy named Christopher Robin Milne. . .
Finding Winnie was the winner of the 2016 Caldecott Medal!
Publisher: Hachette Children's Group
Number of pages: 56
Weight: 527 g
Dimensions: 260 x 259 x 12 mm
Winnie's incredible tale is brought to life by the great-grandaughter of Winnie's rescuer in this fascinating picture book. * The School Run *
The gorgeous story of the friendship between a soldier ... and the real bear who inspired Winnie the Pooh. * The Guardian *
The true story of a remarkable friendship and an even more remarkable journey * Good Reads *
This fascinating true story is brought delightfully to life in Finding Winnie. Mattick's lilting narrative is complemented by Sophie Blackall's dreamily soft ink-and-watercolour drawings. * FT.com *
Gorgeously illustrated ... delightful * The New York Times *
This is one of the sweetest tales I've read in a long time -- and it's based on a true story, which makes it all the more poignant ... The story is utterly enchanting from start to finish and beautifully illustrated too * Manchester Evening News *
This is a beautifully inspired story for children * Western Morning News *
Utterly captivating ... A perfect introduction to the Pooh Corner adventures for generations to come * Daily Mail *
Beautifully illustrated, in effective muted tones * Parents in Touch *