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Finding Winnie

The True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear

by Lindsay Mattick
Sophie Blackall

eBook

A #1 New York Times Bestseller and Winner of the 2016 Caldecott Medal


Before Winnie-the-Pooh, there was a real bear named Winnie. And she was a girl!
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.
Here is the remarkable true story of the bear who inspired Winnie-the-Pooh.


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Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

OverDrive Read

  • ISBN: 9780316388030
  • File size: 6 KB
  • Release date: February 23, 2016

EPUB eBook

  • ISBN: 9780316388030
  • File size: 6 KB
  • Release date: February 23, 2016


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OverDrive Read
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Languages

English

Levels

ATOS Level:3.4
Interest Level:K-3(LG)
Text Difficulty:2

A #1 New York Times Bestseller and Winner of the 2016 Caldecott Medal


Before Winnie-the-Pooh, there was a real bear named Winnie. And she was a girl!
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.
Here is the remarkable true story of the bear who inspired Winnie-the-Pooh.


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