Finding Winnie. The True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear
Written by Lindsay Mattick, Illustrated by Sophie Blackall, Little Brown Publishing 2015
In 1914, Harry Colebourn, a veterinarian on his way to tend horses in WorldWar 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.
"Strikes a lovely, understated tone of wonder and family." – Publishers Weekly, starred review
"A perfect melding of beautiful art with soulful, imaginative writing…A must-have." - School Library Journal, starred review