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- DescriptionBefore 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 ather new friend - a boy named Christopher Robin Milne...Finding Winnie was the winner of the 2016 Caldecott Medal!
- Author BiographyLindsay Mattick, the great-granddaughter of Captain Harry Colebourn, grew up thinking of Winnie-the-Pooh as her owngreat-grandbear. She has shared Winnie's story as a radio documentary, spearheaded an original exhibition, and traveled to the UK to commemorate Harry and Winnie's experience in World War I. She works at Narrative Public Relations, and lives with her family in Toronto, Canada. Sophie Blackall is a celebrated artist whose work has appeared in the bestselling Ivy and Bean series; in multiple glorious, award-winning picture books; as part of a worldwide pro-vaccination campaign toeradicate measles; and on a renowned New York subway poster.
- Author(s)Lindsay Mattick
- PublisherHachette Children's Group
- Date of Publication11/08/2016
- SubjectChildren's Fiction
- Series TitleFinding Winnie
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintOrchard Books
- Weight312 g
- Width253 mm
- Height254 mm
- Spine6 mm
- Edited bySusan Rich
- Illustrator(s)Sophie Blackall
- Educational LevelUK School Key Stage 1
- Interest AgeFrom 3
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