Finding Winnie

The True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear

Before Winnie-the-Pooh, there was a real bear named Winnie. And she was a girl!

By Lindsay Mattick Illustrated by Sophie Blackall Read by Katherine Kellgren Biographies & Memoirs / Children's Nonfiction / Historical English Age group 3-8 22m Sell Sheet Also available on
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1 Video DVD May 24, 2016 $38.99 $38.99 9781520014531 Add to Cart
									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. Based on the 2016 Caldecott Medal winner, Finding Winnie is the remarkable true story of the bear who inspired Winnie-the-Pooh.

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

"A perfect melding of beautiful art with soulful, imaginative writing, this lovely story, penned by Colebourn's great-great granddaughter, is ideal for sharing aloud or poring over individually." - School Library Journal (Starred Review)

"The book strikes a lovely, understated tone of wonder and family pride...[Sophie Blackall] proves that she's equally imaginative at chronicling straight-on reality too." - Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)

"Gentle piano music and Katherine Kellgren's heartfelt narration enhance this modestly animated presentation of the 2016 Caldecott Medal winner..." - Booklist (Video Review)

3 STARS "Combining archival photos and diary snippets to help bring this unique story to life.." - Video Librarian (Starred Review)

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