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

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

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A #1 New York Times Bestseller and Winner of the Caldecott Medal about the remarkable true story of the bear who inspired Winnie-the-Pooh.

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.

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

Author: Lindsay Mattick
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Published: 10/20/2015
Pages: 56
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.15lbs
Size: 10.00h x 10.20w x 0.60d
ISBN: 9780316324908
Audience: Ages 4-8

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 3.4
Point Value: 0.5
Interest Level: Lower Grade
Quiz #/Name: 176655 / Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear

Award: Caldecott Medal - Winner
Award: Charlotte Zolotow Award - Honor Book

Review Citation(s):
Publishers Weekly 07/20/2015
Kirkus Reviews 07/15/2015
School Library Journal 08/01/2015 pg. 122
Booklist 09/01/2015 pg. 116
Horn Book Magazine 09/01/2015 pg. 129
New York Times Book Review 11/08/2015 pg. 33
PW Best Children's Books 11/02/2015 pg. 47
BookPage 11/01/2015
PW Children's Starred Reviews 12/02/2015 pg. 46
NY Times Notable Bks of Year 12/06/2015 pg. 34
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 01/01/2016
People Weekly 03/14/2016 pg. 54

About the Author
Lindsay Mattick, Harry Colebourn's great-granddaughter, is the vice-president of an award-winning public relations firm. Based in Toronto, she has shared Harry and Winnie's story around the world.

Sophie Blackall is the illustrator of many acclaimed picture books, including Finding Winnie and Hello Lighthouse as well as a number of beloved novels, including the series Ivy and Bean and The Witches of Benevento. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.
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