Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear
Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear

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Annotation: In this tale about the origins of A.A. Milne's "Winnie-the-Pooh," a woman tells her son the true story of his ancestor, Royal Canadian Army veterinarian Harry Colebourn, who rescued an orphaned bear cub on his way to overseas deployment during World War I.
Catalog Number: #108076
Binding Type: Perma-Bound Edition from Publisher's Hardcover
Common Core/STEAM: Common Core Common Core
Copyright Date: 2015
Edition Date: 2015
Illustrator: Blackall, Sophie,
Pages: 56
Availability: Available
ISBN: Publisher: 0-316-32490-6 Perma-Bound: 0-605-90110-4
ISBN 13: Publisher: 978-0-316-32490-8 Perma-Bound: 978-0-605-90110-0
Dewey: E
LCCN: 2014041122
Dimensions: 26 cm.
Genre: Historical Fiction
Language: English
Reviewing Agencies:
Starred Review ALA Booklist (Tue Sep 01 00:00:00 CDT 2015)
Caldecott Medal
School Library Journal Starred Review (Sat Aug 01 00:00:00 CDT 2015)
Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
National Council For Social Studies Notable Children's Trade
Wilson's Children's Catalog
Word Count: 1,525
Reading Level: 3.4
Interest Level: P-2
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 3.4 / points: 0.5 / quiz: 176655 / grade: Lower Grades
Reading Counts!: reading level:2.3 / points:2.0
Lexile: AD590L
Guided Reading Level: P
Fountas & Pinnell: P

Educator's Guide: Finding Winnie Educator Guide

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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.