Winnie: The True Story of the Bear Who Inspired Winnie-The-Pooh (Hardcover)
The True Story of the Bear Who Inspired Winnie-The-Pooh
Henry Holt & Company, 9780805097153, 40pp.
Publication Date: January 20, 2015
Who could care for a bear?
When Harry Colebourn saw a baby bear for sale at the train station, he knew he could care for it. Harry was a veterinarian. But he was also a soldier in training for World War I.
Harry named the bear Winnie, short for Winnipeg, his company's home town, and he brought her along to the training camp in England. Winnie followed Harry everywhere and slept under his cot every night. Before long, she became the regiment's much-loved mascot.
But who could care for the bear when Harry had to go to the battleground in France? Harry found just the right place for Winnie while he was away the London Zoo. There a little boy named Christopher Robin came along and played with Winnie he could care for this bear too
Sally Walker's heartwarming story, paired with Jonathan Voss's evocative illustrations, brings to life the story of the real bear who inspired Winnie the Pooh.
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An ALA Notable Children’s Book* "Riveting." —Kirkus Reviews, starred review"Why haven't children heard this story before?" —The New York Times Book Review"[Walker's] consummate gifts as a storyteller . . . breathe life into the tale." —The Horn Book"This tragic but well-told story belongs in most collections." —School Library Journal