Finding Winnie: the story of the real bear who inspired Winnie-the-Pooh [soft cover]

Written by Lindsay Mattick, illustrated by Sophie Black SHOP:9781408340240

Here begins the moving true story of the real bear named Winnie adopted by soldiers during the First World War, and the inspiration behind the nation's best-loved bear, Winnie-the-Pooh.

In 1914, Harry Colebourn, a vet on his way to tend horses in the First World War, followed his heart and rescued a baby bear. He named her Winnie, and he took her 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 an army base in England... and finally to London Zoo, where Winnie made another new friend - a boy named Christopher Robin Milne...

 

Suitable for ages 4+.

Soft cover, illustrations, 56 pages.

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