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

By MATTICK, Lindsay

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ISBN
9780316324908
Publisher
Little, Brown


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School Library Journal

Starred Review on August 1, 2015  |  Elementary

K-Gr 3—This sweet tale of the black bear that inspired the legendary children's book character Winnie-the-Pooh will resonate with readers. In the framing story, a mother tells her son, Cole, a bedtime tale about how veterinarian Harry Colebourn, a young Canadian soldier on his way to train and fight in Europe during World War I, stumbled upon a baby black bear that he bought off a trapper at a train depot. Colebourn named the bear Winnie, short for Winnipeg, a gentle reminder of his hometown, and took the bear with him to England. W...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Starred Review on October 1, 2015

A little boy named Cole curls in the crook of his motherís arm and asks for a story; she spins him two. The first one tells of a veterinarian, Harry Colebourn, who buys a baby bear at a train station on his way from Winnipeg to the WWI European Theater. He calls her Winnie, and the two become deeply attached, until Harry ships out to France, regretfully depositing Winnie at the London Zoo. There the second story begins, wherein a little boy named Christopher...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2015

A boy's mother tells him the story of his great-great-grandfather, owner of a baby bear named Winnie, and the circumstances that led to another boy...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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