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Finding Winnie

The True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear

October 20, 2015 | Children's hardcover
ISBN: 9781443429184
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The remarkable true story of the bear who inspired Winnie-the-Pooh

During World War I, Captain Harry Colebourn, a Canadian veterinarian on his way to serve with cavalry units in Europe, rescued a bear cub in White River, Ontario. He named the bear Winnie, after his hometown of Winnipeg, and he took the bear to war.

Harry Colebourn's real-life great-granddaughter Lindsay Mattick recounts their incredible journey, from a northern Canadian town to a convoy across the ocean to an army base in England . . . and finally to the London Zoo, where Winnie made a new friend: a boy named Christopher Robin.

Gentle yet haunting illustrations by acclaimed illustrator Sophie Blackall bring the wartime era to life, and are complemented by photographs and ephemera from the Colebourn family archives.

About this Author

LINDSAY MATTICKis the great-granddaughter of Captain Harry Colebourn. She has been sharing Winnie's story through radio, film, book and museum exhibitions. She lives with her family in Toronto.

JOSH GREENHUTis a writer and researcher. He is the author of more than fifteen children's books, including some in the Flat Stanley's Worldwide Adventures series. He lives with his family in Toronto.

SOPHIE BLACKALLis a bestselling, Caldecott Medal-winning artist whose books includeFinding WinnieandHello, Lighthouse. She lives with her family in Brooklyn.

Sophie Blackall is the illustrator of many acclaimed picture books, includingFinding Winnie, for which she received the Caldecott Medal, one of the most prestigious children's book awards in the world. Her artwork has also appeared in murals as part of the New York City MTA's "Arts for Transit" program. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

ISBN: 9781443429184
Format: Children's hardcover
Pages: 56
Publisher: HarperCollins
Published: 2015-10-20

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