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The Story of the Real Bear Who Inspired Winnie-the
Author: Lindsay Mattick

Product Details:
ISBN: 9781408340240
Format: Paperback
Pages: 56
Dims (mm): 253 x 254
Pub Date: 11-08-16
Pub Country: United Kingdom
Condition: NEW

Before there was Winnie-the-Pooh, there was a real bear named Winnie. Here begins the moving true story of the real bear named Winnie adopted by soldiers during World War 1, and the inspiration behind the nation's best-loved bear, Winnie-the-Pooh. 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!

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