HomeGroupsTalkZeitgeist
Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

Finding Winnie: The True Story of the…
Loading...

Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear (2015)

by Lindsay Mattick

Other authors: Sophie Blackall (Illustrator)

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingMentions
4649322,360 (4.54)30
None
Loading...

Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

» See also 30 mentions

Showing 1-5 of 92 (next | show all)
Caldecott winner! This sweet book tells the true story of the real bear that inspired the stories of Winnie the Pooh and includes real photographs in the back of Henry and his bear during this military service time. Kids will make connections to the cartoon and really enjoy learning that Winnie the Pooh was real! ( )
  kmann63 | Jul 25, 2017 |
It’s bedtime for Cole and he asks his mom to tell him a story. She tells him a tale of a World War 1 soldier named Harry, who was her great grandfather. While in the Army, Harry purchases a bear cub who he names Winnipeg or Winnie for short. Winnie stays with Harry until he is called to fight in the war. Winnie then goes to a zoo where he makes a very special friend named Christopher Robin Milne. Finding Winnie, written by Lindsey Mattick and illustrated by Sophie Blackall, is a fun and sweet, fictional account of the bear that inspired A.A. Milne in his creation of Winne the Pooh. This would be a great read aloud book for grades K-3.This book was also a Caldecott Award Winner.
  OnyH. | Jul 24, 2017 |
I grew up with stories about Winnie the Pooh. This is the story of the bear who inspired the much loved children's classic stories about a bear and his friend Christopher Robin. It tells the story of the bear named Winnie who was rescued by a veterinarian who then took her with him to war. Fun and games follow as Winnie become the mascot for his troop. Eventually Winnie does go to the zoo in London where he meets Christopher Robin. Heartwarming and touching, it's a story every Winnie the Pooh fan should read. ( )
  TiffaneyF. | Jul 16, 2017 |
"Before Winnie-the-Pooh, there was a real bear named Winnie. And she was a girl! 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. Here is the remarkable true story of the bear who inspired Winnie-the-Pooh." Great story about a friendship between a bear cub and a man.
  KimHoffmann | Jul 15, 2017 |
This is the story about a veterinarian who went to war and purchase a baby bear. The bear became the mascot of the regiment. The bear could not go to war though because it was too dangerous. The bear Winnie, had to go to the zoo. Later on a man wrote about the bear and his son. And Winnie the Pooh was born.
  sam91h | Jun 11, 2017 |
Showing 1-5 of 92 (next | show all)
Right from the start I was intrigued by the book’s framing sequence. Here we have a bit of nonfiction for kids, and yet all throughout the book we’re hearing Cole interjecting his comments as his mother tells him this story. It’s a unique way of presenting what is already an interesting narrative in a particularly child-friendly manner. But why do it at all? What I kept coming back to as I read the book was how much it made the story feel like A.A. Milne’s. Anyone who has attempted to read the first Winnie-the-Pooh book to their small children will perhaps be a bit surprised by the extent to which Christopher Robin’s voice keeps popping up, adding his own color commentary to the proceedings. Cole’s voice does much the same thing, and once I realized that Mattick was playing off of Milne’s classic, other Winnie-the-Pooh callbacks caught my eye.
 

» Add other authors

Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Lindsay Mattickprimary authorall editionscalculated
Blackall, SophieIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
People/Characters
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
Epigraph
Dedication
For Cole. May this story always remind you of the impact one small, loving gesture can have. -LM
For my father, who has always loved Bears. -SB
First words
"Could you tell me a story?" asked Cole.
Quotations
Harry's hands were never cold, even in Winnipeg, where winters are so frosty that icicles grow on the insides of your nose. That was just the kind of doctor he was. [illustration of Harry in tweed patting the nose of a dapple-gray horse]
"There is something special about that Bear."
... his heart made up his mind.
Last words
(Click to show. Warning: May contain spoilers.)
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Blurbers
Publisher series
Original language

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English (1)

Book description
Haiku summary

Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0316324906, Hardcover)

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

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.

Here is the remarkable true story of the bear who inspired Winnie-the-Pooh.

(retrieved from Amazon Tue, 04 Aug 2015 18:04:24 -0400)

No library descriptions found.

Quick Links

Swap Ebooks Audio
37 wanted

Popular covers

Rating

Average: (4.54)
0.5
1
1.5
2 2
2.5
3 9
3.5 1
4 32
4.5 7
5 81

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.

 

You are using the new servers! | About | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 116,929,870 books! | Top bar: Always visible