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Winnie: The True Story of the Bear Who Inspired Winnie-the-Pooh

by Sally M. Walker

Other authors: Jonathan D. Voss (Illustrator)

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Harry Colebourn sees a bear at a train stop and goes out to meet her, he ends up buying her and they become fast friends. Winnie, the bear, is like a shadow to Harry she follows him around all the soldiers in the camp love her. When then war takes a turn and Harry must go to England he takes Winnie with him, they are latter sent to France. Winnie can't come to France with everyone so she is sent to live at the London zoo where everyone falls in love with her. When the war is over Harry decides that Winnie should stay at the Zoo forever because it is her home now. One day a young boy, named Christopher Robin, comes to visit Winnie and he is enthralled with her. Latter that night the father Tells Christopher a story about Winnie-the-Pooh who lives in the woods.
  klamproe | Nov 28, 2017 |
You always hear about the man who wrote Winnie-the-pooh, the boy who owned the original bear named Winnie-the-pooh. I didn't even realize that the original Winnie-the-pooh was named after a real bear! This book was so fun and I absolutely adored the illustrations! This is a story that needed to be told, and I'm so glad it was told in such a charming format. ( )
  mollypitchermary | Oct 11, 2017 |
Non-fiction book. I would use this book for character identification and also for setting, theme, and plot identification.
  Shelby-L | Sep 20, 2017 |
I love using this book for reader's workshop. Most children love Disney and many know Winne the Pooh by A. A Milne but this story gives the the background on how Milne came up with the character. The story is heartwarming and never fails in getting a discussion going. ( )
  librarybird08 | Jul 5, 2017 |
When Harry Colebourn saw a baby bear for sale at the train station, he knew he could care for it. Harry was a veterinarian. But he was also a soldier in training for World War I. Harry named the bear Winnie, short for Winnipeg, his company's home town, and he brought her along to the training camp in England. Winnie followed Harry everywhere and slept under his cot every night. Before long, she became the regiment's much-loved mascot. This book brings to life the story of the real bear who inspired Winnie the Pooh, including a little boy named Christopher Robin.
  wichitafriendsschool | Jun 29, 2017 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0805097155, Hardcover)

Who could care for a bear?

When Harry Colebourn saw a baby bear for sale at the train station, he knew he could care for it. Harry was a veterinarian. But he was also a soldier in training for World War I.

Harry named the bear Winnie, short for Winnipeg, his company’s home town, and he brought her along to the training 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 had to go to the battleground in France? Harry found just the right place for Winnie while he was away—the London Zoo. There a little boy named Christopher Robin came along and played with Winnie—he could care for this bear too!

Sally Walker’s heartwarming story, paired with Jonathan Voss’s evocative illustrations, brings to life the story of the real bear who inspired Winnie the Pooh.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 17:57:34 -0400)

"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!"--… (more)

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