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

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Hardback 40 Pages / Published: 04/02/2015
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Who could care for a bear? When Harry Colebourn saw a baby bear at a train station, he knew he could care for it. Harry was a veterinarian. But he was also a soldier in training during World War I. Harry named the bear Winnie, short for Winnipeg, his company's home town, and he brought her along to the military camp in England. Winnie followed Harry everywhere and slept under his cot every night. Before long, she became the regiment's much-loved mascot. But who could care for the bear when Harry went to battle? Harry found just the right place for Winnie-the London Zoo. There a boy named Christopher Robin played with Winnie-he could care for this bear too!

Publisher: Henry Holt & Company Inc
ISBN: 9780805097153
Number of pages: 40
Weight: 318 g
Dimensions: 254 x 203 x 15 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

"Beautifully illustrated with humanistic, old-fashioned washes, Walker's true tale is a low-key heart warmer about an unexpected interspecies bond." --Booklist

"Readers will be captivated by the fictionalized picture book account of the bear that eventually became the inspiration for A.A. Milne's acclaimed "Winnie-the-Pooh" series." --School Library Journal

"Ideal for Winnie the Pooh fans, this clear, straightforward biography reveals the bear behind the tale." --Kirkus Reviews

"Walker's short, descriptive text provides the essentials of the story, and Voss's watercolor illustrations portray the unusual situation with a mix of realism and humor." --The Horn Book

"This is an intriguing and well-written look at a different era....Voss' watercolor and pen and ink illustrations paint a casual and affectionate portrait of man and bear." --Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (BCCB)

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