Winston of Churchill

Paperback | September 1, 2010

byJean Davies OkimotoIllustratorJeremiah Trammell

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Winston is an ambitious bear who wants to change the world - but first he must learn to change himself.

Winston the bear lives in Churchill, Manitoba, the polar bear capital of the world. Much like a certain other famous Winston, when Winston the bear speaks, others listen. He rallies the polar bear community together, and urges them to join his campaign against global warming. He writes and distributes a book on the subject, and secures everyone's support on the issue - everyone except one surprising naysayer. His wife!

She points out Winston's hypocrisy - the ever-polluting cigar he smokes. If he wants to change the world so badly, he's going to have to start with himself. Winston can't help but agree, and decides to quit smoking, thereby inspiring the other bears to go public with their green message.

A wonderful, accessible addition to the green-themed titles for younger readers!

Some fun extras in this story include Winston's own "book" and some further information about climate change and about our hero's namesake, Winston Churchill.

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Winston is an ambitious bear who wants to change the world - but first he must learn to change himself.Winston the bear lives in Churchill, Manitoba, the polar bear capital of the world. Much like a certain other famous Winston, when Winston the bear speaks, others listen. He rallies the polar bear community together, and urges them to...

Jean Davies Okimoto's books have garnered multiple awards in the U.S., including the IRA's Reader's Choice Award and ALA Best Books for Young Adults. A member of PEN American Center, she has a master's degree in psychology. Jean lives in Seattle, Washington. Jeremiah Trammell is a frequent contributor to Alaska Magazine. He lives in S...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 10.9 × 8.52 × 0.11 inPublished:September 1, 2010Publisher:Scholastic Canada LtdLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1443104728

ISBN - 13:9781443104722

Appropriate for ages: 3

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fun story This book won the Green Earth Book Award and for obvious reasons. It is the story of a grumpy old bear, Winston, who wants to start a rally against global warming. But his wife believes that if he wants others to change so must he. With wonderful illustrations and a great story, this book will allow young readers to learn about this important issue in a fun way.
Date published: 2010-12-18