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Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear

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Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear

written by Lindsay Mattick with illustrations by Sophie Blackall

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.

Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear
written by Lindsay Mattick with illustrations by Sophie Blackall