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Preschool, Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2

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Historical

This book is about:

Animals, Biography, Nature

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Nonfiction

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Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear

Written by:

Lindsay Mattick

Illustrated By:

Sophie Blackall

Published:

October 20, 2015

Publisher:

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Awards:

Caldecott Medal

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Summary

Before Winnie-the-Pooh, there was a real bear named Winnie. And she was a girl!

In 1914, Harry Colebourn, a veterinarian on his way to tend horses in World War I, followed his heart and rescued a baby bear. He named her Winnie, after his hometown of Winnipeg, and he took the bear 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 a convoy across the ocean to an army base in England...

And finally to the London Zoo, where Winnie made another new friend: a real boy named Christopher Robin.

Here is the remarkable true story of the bear who inspired Winnie-the-Pooh.

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