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Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear
Finding Winnie Lindsay Mattick
by Lindsay Mattick & illustrated by Sophie Blackall


 
First Edition. Signed.
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December 2015 First Editions Club for Young Readers

Caldecott Winner 2016


New York, NY: Little Brown & Co. (2015)

Picture Book. First Edition. Signed by the author and illustrator on the title page.

Fine in dust jacket.


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

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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