Finding Winnie

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Item#: 9781443429184
Author Mattick, Lindsay
Cover Hardback
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The remarkable true story of the bear who inspired Winnie-the-PoohDuring 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
ing the wartime era to life, and are complemented by photographs and ephemera from the Colebourn family archives.