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Finding Winnie: The Story of the Real Bear Who Inspired Winnie-the-Pooh (Hardback)
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Finding Winnie: The Story of the Real Bear Who Inspired Winnie-the-Pooh (Hardback)

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Hardback 56 Pages / Published: 05/11/2015
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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
ISBN: 9781408340233
Number of pages: 56
Weight: 527 g
Dimensions: 260 x 259 x 12 mm


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How deftly and magically the author weaves this historical story: it's one that includes not only history but geography too. Equally magical are Sophie Blackall's watercolour illustrations...A winning combination through and through * Red Reading Hub *
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 *

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“The true story of Winnie the Pooh!”

I actually bought this for myself, gave it to someone (another adult) who needed something heartwarming to read, and bought another copy. All the adults I have lent it to love it - and I'm sure children will as... More

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