Lindsay Mattick - Finding Winnie: The Story of the Real Bear Who Inspired Winnie-the-Pooh - Hachette Children's Group

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    • ISBN:9781408340240
    • Publication date:11 Aug 2016

Finding Winnie: The Story of the Real Bear Who Inspired Winnie-the-Pooh

By Lindsay Mattick
Illustrated by Sophie Blackall

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The moving true story of the real bear named Winnie - winner of the Caldecott Medal!

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

In 1914, Harry Colebourn, a vet on his way to tend horses in World War 1, 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. . .

Finding Winnie was the winner of the 2016 Caldecott Medal!

Biographical Notes

Lindsay Mattick, the great-granddaughter of Captain Harry Colebourn, grew up thinking of Winnie-the-Pooh as her owngreat-grandbear. She has shared Winnie's story as a radio documentary, spearheaded an original exhibition, and traveled to the UK to commemorate Harry and Winnie's experience in World War I. She works at
Narrative Public Relations, and lives with her family in Toronto, Canada.

Sophie Blackall is a celebrated artist whose work has appeared in the bestselling Ivy and Bean series; in multiple glorious, award-winning picture books; as part of a worldwide pro-vaccination campaign toeradicate measles; and on a renowned New York subway poster.

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  • ISBN: 9781408340233
  • Publication date: 05 Nov 2015
  • Page count: 56
  • Imprint: Orchard Books
How deftly and magically the author weaves this historical story: it's one that includes not only history but geography too. Equally magical are Sophie Blackall's watercolour illustrations...A winning combination through and through — Red Reading Hub
Winnie's incredible tale is brought to life by the great-grandaughter of Winnie's rescuer in this fascinating picture book. — The School Run
The gorgeous story of the friendship between a soldier ... and the real bear who inspired Winnie the Pooh. — The Guardian
The true story of a remarkable friendship and an even more remarkable journey — Good Reads
This fascinating true story is brought delightfully to life in Finding Winnie. Mattick's lilting narrative is complemented by Sophie Blackall's dreamily soft ink-and-watercolour drawings. — FT.com
Gorgeously illustrated ... delightful — The New York Times
This is one of the sweetest tales I've read in a long time -- and it's based on a true story, which makes it all the more poignant ... The story is utterly enchanting from start to finish and beautifully illustrated too — Manchester Evening News
This is a beautifully inspired story for children — Western Morning News
Utterly captivating ... A perfect introduction to the Pooh Corner adventures for generations to come — Daily Mail
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