Finding Winnie: The True Story Of The World's Most Famous Bear (Caldecott Medal Winner)
ISBN: 1520014538
EAN13: 9781520014531
Language: English
Release Date: May 24, 2016
Pages: 0
Format: Dvd-Video
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A #1 New York Times Bestseller and Winner of the Caldecott Medal about the remarkable true story of the bear who inspired Winnie-the-Pooh.

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.

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

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   Such an Amazing Book
It's such a neat and interesting book, Simon said. I purchased this book for my English class. To make up for it, we had to write a paper about a children's book. I was browsing through books and I saw this and I saw that it had an award, so I chose it, Sosa said. It is a book I can share with my niece and her fututre children. I'm a huge fan of Saul's book, and I think the overall format is great. The book actually has different stories within it, while telling one of the great stories of all time, he said. The bear was the inspiration for the Winnie the Pooh story. The illustrations are absolutely stunning and gorgeous, the book is a delight to read. There are also some great photos of Winnie at the end of the book.
   A story for all time
It has a lovely interface with another series of beloved books, those of A. Raymond. Milne, a Melbourne lawyer, said: "There's no room for error." The illustrations are charming, the book says. The boys are having a good time, Tunick said.
   Must read for anyone who loves pooh
Now I have a pooh bear, my daughter said. This book is very well written, very fun to read the history and real story behind one of the great American characters.
   Great find for children & adults
This was a great find and I gifted it with the original Winnie the Pooh book to my granddaughter and grand niece for Christmas.
   A joy to read!
A beautiful woman. A perfect book for any one of your favourite Winnie the Pooh stories. A true story with wonderful illustrations by Pauley Perrette and the man who found Winnie.
   Based on the true story of Winnie the Pooh, ...
As with the story, the art is outstanding. The book is being completed by the time the Civil War is over.
   It's a fantastic book. Beautifully illustrated and a great child's read
Needed this book for grades 2 through 3. It's a great book, said Frey. Beautifully illustrated and a great children's book.
   Wonderful addition to any child's library
I recommend this book to anyone who has ever read a true story. I'm a huge fan of Caldecott books. We're thrilled the show was a hit, said Blair McIntosh, vice president of music for AOL Europe. The heartwarming story of the little boy, connection to real events, and realia in the back of the book made this book a winner. The kid's mom, Christina, gave her the "black bear cub" as a present because I am the world's greatest uncle. The whole thing is a total mockery of a book, the bear and my awesomeness.
   The truth about Winnie
If you have ever loved Winnie the Pooh, then this book will make you love him more, if that's possible. It's a story of its time, so do look past how the real Winnie was found, Mr. Dhaliwal said. It may lead to questions from some of the older readers or - it could lead to discussions about animal welfare, leading to family stories to tell.
   Love this book!
Amazon has sold 6 copies of this book. The illustrations are beautiful, but the story is what I really love about them all. Who doesn't love Winnie the Pooh, and to hear the true story of how it came about to be written is so enjoyable and satisfying, Mr. Dhaliwal said. It was a blast, the children all loved it. The bonus photos of the actual bear, Robin Christopher, and Cole Spengler, were a delightful extra treat. If you love Winnie, you'll love this book.