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

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

By: Lindsay Mattick

Illustrated by Sophie Blackall

Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear tells a fantastic origin tale about Winnie the Pooh.  At bedtime Cole is told a magnificent true story about his ancestor, Harry Colebourn. Harry Colebourn was a veterinarian who was drafted into the war. During a train stop Harry Colebourn came across a bear cub and purchased it. He named the bear cub Winnipeg and she joined them on their journey. Beloved by all the men in the company, Winnipeg became the mascot and stayed in the army until they had to ship out to France. Winnipeg lived out her life, happily in the London Zoo, where she meet a boy named Christopher Robin and gave life to the story of Winnie the Pooh Bear. This book showcases the importance of love, family, kindness and the bond between family. What a wonderful story to read to your children!

Recommended for ages 4 and up.

Reviewed by Melanie S. (Davis Library)

 

Awards

2016 Caldecott Medal Winner

Publisher’s Weekly Best Children’s Books of 2015, Picture Books

The New York Times Notable Children’s Books of 2015, Picture Books

Horn Book Fanfare List: Best Books of 2015, Nonfiction

Booklist Best Picture Books of 2015

Booklist Lasting Connections, 2015

Ala Notable Books for Children 2016, Younger Readers

2016 CCBC Choices-Historical People, Places, and Events

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