Lindsay Mattick is the author of Finding Winnie, a new picture book which explores her family’s unique connection to the world’s most famous bear, Winnie-the-Pooh. As the great-granddaughter of Captain Harry Colebourn, the Canadian soldier and veterinarian that bought and trained the bear cub that went on to inspire author A.A. Milne, Lindsay grew up thinking of Winnie as her own ‘great-grandbear’. She has shared her family’s story as a radio documentary, spearheaded an original exhibition, and participated in Canada’s National Arts Council UK tour to commemorate WWI. Lindsay works in public relations and lives with her family in Toronto, Canada.
Finding Winnie will be released in Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom in the fall of 2015, and will be published in China, Japan and Italy in 2016.
Learn more about Lindsay's new book, Finding Winnie, and view images of Harry & Winnie from the Colebourn family archive.
Learn more about the critically acclaimed exhibition, Remembering the Real Winnie, and view a behind-the-scenes video featuring Lindsay and the exhibit's curators.