Winnie The True Story of the Bear Who Inspired Winnie-the-Pooh by Sally M. Walker
  

Synopsis

Winnie The True Story of the Bear Who Inspired Winnie-the-Pooh by Sally M. Walker

Who could care for a bear? When Harry Colebourn saw a baby bear at a train station, he knew he could care for it. Harry was a veterinarian. But he was also a soldier in training during World War I. Harry named the bear Winnie, short for Winnipeg, his company's home town, and he brought her along to the military camp in England. Winnie followed Harry everywhere and slept under his cot every night. Before long, she became the regiment's much-loved mascot. But who could care for the bear when Harry went to battle? Harry found just the right place for Winnie-the London Zoo. There a boy named Christopher Robin played with Winnie-he could care for this bear too!

Reviews

Beautifully illustrated with humanistic, old-fashioned washed, Walker's true tale is a low-key heart warmer about an unexpected interspecies bond. Booklist

Readers will be captivated by the fictionalized picture book account of the bear that eventually became the inspiration for A.A. Milne's acclaimed Winnie-the-Pooh series School Library Journal

Ideal for Winnie the Pooh fans, this clear, straightforward biography reveals the bear behind the tale. Kirkus Reviews

Walker's short, descriptive text provides the essentials of the story, and Voss's watercolor illustrations portray the unusual situation with a mix of realism and humor. The Horn Book

This is an intriguing and well-written look at a different era....Voss

. BCCB



About the Author

Sally M. Walker is the author of the ALA Notable Blizzard of Glass: The Halifax Explosion of 1917. She is also the author of Written in Bone, Fossil Fish Found Alive, and Secrets of a Civil War Submarine, which was awarded a Sibert Medal. She lives in Illinois.

Jonathan D. Voss was a portrait artist and graphic designer before becoming a children's book illustrator. He lives in North Carolina with his family. Winnie is his first book.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
40 pages

Author

Sally M. Walker
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Publisher

Henry Holt & Company Inc

Publication date

4th February 2015

ISBN

9780805097153


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