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Lindsay Mattick was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. She studied journalism at Ryerson University in Toronto. She has worked in public relations for over ten years. Lindsay is a board member for several non-profit organizations including Timeraiser, Artbound and Help Tank. Mattick is the show more great-granddaughter of Harry Colebourn, the veterinarian in her book, Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear. (Bowker Author Biography) show less
Image credit: Lindsay Mattick, with son, Cole, who is named for his great great grandfather, Harry Colebourn, the rescuer of the original bear cub, Winnie./The Telegraph

Works by Lindsay Mattick

Winnie's Great War (2018) 212 copies

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This book is appropriate for Primary or Intermediate readers.
This book tells the story of the bear behind the character of Winnie the Pooh.
This book could be useful when demonstrating the deeper stories behind beloved characters or teaching about writing research reports.
 
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Kpasley | 159 other reviews | Feb 4, 2024 |
This book is told through the lens of a mother to her son, as she tells him a bedtime story. The story is of his great-great grandfather in WWI befriending a bear named Winnie. This bear later becomes the friend of Christopher Robin and inspiration for Winnie the Pooh. I would use with lower elementary to introduce historical context after or before reading a Winnie the Pooh story.
 
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zrobinson | 159 other reviews | Jan 29, 2024 |
Before discovering this book, I hadn't realized that Winnie-the-Pooh was based on a real bear that Harry Colebourn took to WWI with him. The art is also lovely.
 
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sloth852 | 159 other reviews | Jan 2, 2024 |
Well THAT was very sweet, and a great story from literary history. Recommended for all ages.
 
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raschneid | 159 other reviews | Dec 19, 2023 |

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