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
Format: Perma-Bound Edition from Publisher's Hardcover
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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.
Language: English
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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 / quiz:Q67273
Guided Reading Level: P
Fountas & Pinnell: P

A #1 New York Times Bestseller and Winner of the Caldecott Medal about the remarkable true story of the bear who inspired Winnie-the-Pooh.

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.

Before Winnie-the-Pooh, there was a real bear named Winnie. And she was a girl!


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