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Finding Winnie

byLindsay MattickIllustratorSophie Blackall

Hardcover | October 20, 2015

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The remarkable true story of the bear who inspired Winnie-the-Pooh

During World War I, Captain Harry Colebourn, a Canadian veterinarian on his way to serve with cavalry units in Europe, rescued a bear cub in White River, Ontario. He named the bear Winnie, after his hometown of Winnipeg, and he took the bear to war.

Harry Colebourn's real-life great-granddaughter Lindsay Mattick recounts their incredible journey, from a northern Canadian town to a convoy across the ocean to an army base in England . . . and finally to the London Zoo, where Winnie made a new friend: a boy named Christopher Robin.

Gentle yet haunting illustrations by acclaimed illustrator Sophie Blackall bring the wartime era to life, and are complemented by photographs and ephemera from the Colebourn family archives.

LINDSAY MATTICK, Harry Colebourn’s great-granddaughter, is the vice-president of an award-winning public relations firm. Passionate about making a difference in her own backyard, Lindsay is a board member for several non-profit organizations including Timeraiser, Artbound and Help Tank. Based in Toronto, she has shared Harry and Winnie...
Title:Finding WinnieFormat:HardcoverDimensions:56 pages, 10 × 10 × 1.11 inPublished:October 20, 2015Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:144342918X

ISBN - 13:9781443429184


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beautifully illustrated Winnie's true story accompanied by Sophie Blackall's lovely illustrations.
Date published: 2018-08-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful True Story A moving, heartfelt tale of the unlikely bond between a man and a bear. The illustrations were beautiful, and I loved how it was written as a mother telling the story to her child. The old photographs in the back of the book definitely added an extra something, but the story on its own is wonderful.
Date published: 2018-07-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Story/History This book has a good story and beautiful illustrations. A nice read if your child already knows about Winnie the Pooh, or you could use it as an introduction to Winnie the Pooh. The "Album" at the end of the book has photos of the real Winnie and historical documents, so it's perfect if your child (or you) likes history!
Date published: 2018-02-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing for Winnie the Pooh Lovers So cute and fun! I absolutely love Winnie the Pooh and now I love the story even more
Date published: 2018-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from lovely story This beautifully written and illustrated book is a lovely story that kids and adults alike will enjoy.
Date published: 2017-08-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Captivating Remembrance Day story Humorous and informative read.
Date published: 2017-06-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful A kind and gentle story with beautiful illustrations and magical language. "The train rolled right through dinner and over the sunset and around ten o'clock and into a nap and out the next day...” And a Canadian connection!
Date published: 2017-05-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Keeper Adults and children alike can learn the story of how the beloved Winnie the Pooh stories came into being. They can also see that when one story ends another can begin.
Date published: 2017-03-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful Children's Story that Tells An Important Piece of History! It is challenging to find a suitable and captivating Remembrance Day story to share with young children. When I discovered this book, I purchased it to share with my six-year old boys for Remembrance Day. We all enjoyed it... the illustrations are captivating and colorful, and the accompanying text informative, heart-felt and humorous. I have also shared this with Grades K-2 classes in our school library, and they are just as engaged with the story. I love children's reaction to the second part where they find out Winnie inspired Winnie-The-Pooh. Kids love that! A great read for children that shares a true story worth recounting!
Date published: 2017-03-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Read this to your children or grandchildren Wonderful illustrations and the story behind A. A. Milne's Winnie the Pooh.
Date published: 2017-03-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this story Almost exchanged this book for a double we received, but glad I didn't because I got home and it was already on our bookshelf from our book shower for our baby. I read it to my girl as an infant and already love it. It's a beautiful story of Winnie the Pooh and his families. Being from Winnipeg, it means even more :)
Date published: 2017-02-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Beautiful Story! I purchased this book for my six year old nephew, and we both loved it! It is beautifully illustrated and wonderfully written! The illustrations kept my nephew involved into the story as I read to him. This book is definitely for all ages and I am certain will quickly become a classic! I highly recommend this book to those who has loved Winnie-the-Pooh at some point in their lives! However, it is also a wonderful gift to those who are not even familiar with the beloved bear!
Date published: 2016-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What a great find! This book is a Christmas present for my 7-year old niece, it just arrived and I am so pleased! It is beautifully written and illustrated, and I'm pretty sure that this story will become one of his favourites. At the end of the book there are a few pages of photos of historical diary entries, and old photos of Harry and Winnie, so interesting! And of course it helps to bring the story to life. Wonderful book!
Date published: 2015-12-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Book! I very much appreciate the story and pictures showing the reality of Winnie. Very lovely to be able to follow the story down to great grandchildren. Highly recommended.
Date published: 2015-11-17