Book Review: Finding Winnie

January 7, 2016

Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear by Lindsay Mattick
From Miss Melia at Main Library

"Everybody knows of Winnie-the-Pooh, but maybe not everyone knows that the lovable bear is based on a true story. Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear by Lindsay Mattick tells this true story of Harry Colebourn, a horse veterinarian during World War I, who rescues a baby bear who he called Winnie. The book records the story of Harry and Winnie’s incredible journey from Canada to England during the war and how they become best pals.

"Winnie soon wins the hearts of the men in Harry’s regiment. But the war front isn’t the safest place for a bear. So Harry and Winnie drive to the city to find Winnie a new home—at the London Zoo. However, the story doesn’t end there. One day a boy named Christopher Robin Milne visits Winnie at the zoo and the two become friends. What comes from this friendship are the stories of Winnie-the-Pooh.

"Told as a story from the author, the great-granddaughter of Harry Colebourn, to her son, and complete with family photographs, Finding Winnie is a heart-warming story about one very beloved bear."

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