Publishers Weekly's Best Books of 2015 - Picture Book
Miami Herald's Best Books for Children - Nonfiction category
Selected for the New York Times' Notable Children's Books of 2015
Selected for the Boston Globe's Best Books of 2015
Selected for CBC's Best Books of 2015
Caldecott Medal - Winner
IODE Jean Throop Book Award - Winner
About the Book
The remarkable true story of the bear who inspired Winnie-the-Pooh
During World War I, Captain Harry Colebourn, a Canadian veterinarian on his way to serve with cavalry units in Europe, rescued a bear cub in White River, Ontario. He named the bear Winnie, after his hometown of Winnipeg, and he took the bear to war.
Harry Colebourn's real-life great-granddaughter Lindsay Mattick recounts their incredible journey, from a northern Canadian town to a convoy across the ocean to an army base in England . . . and finally to the London Zoo, where Winnie made a new friend: a boy named Christopher Robin.
Gentle yet haunting illustrations by acclaimed illustrator Sophie Blackall bring the wartime era to life, and are complemented by photographs and ephemera from the Colebourn family archives.
Educator and Librarian Resources
- ISBN: 9781443429184
- ISBN 10: 144342918X
- Imprint: HarperCollins
- On Sale: 10/20/2015
- Pages: 56
- List Price: 19.99 CAD
- BISAC1: JUVENILE NONFICTION / General