The True Story of the Bear Who Inspired Winnie-the-Pooh

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"When Harry Colebourn saw a baby bear at a train station, he knew he could care for it. Harry was a veterinarian. But he was also a soldier in training during World War I. Harry named the bear Winnie, short for Winnipeg, his company's home town, and he brought her along to the military camp in England. Winnie followed Harry everywhere and slept under his cot every night. Before long, she became the regiment's much-loved mascot. But who could care for the bear when Harry went to battle? Harry found just the right place for Winnie--the London Zoo. There a boy named Christopher Robin played with Winnie--he could care for this bear too!"--
Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Company, ©2015.
ISBN: 9780805097153
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) :,illustrations (chiefly color) ;,26 cm
Additional Contributors: Voss, Jonathan D. - Illustrator


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May 22, 2017

This book was a very interesting story about how the Winnie the Pooh books got started.

ArapahoeSarahD Oct 12, 2016

Did you know that Winnie the Pooh was a real bear?! Learn about the beautiful little teddy that inspired one of the most classic children's stories of all time.

Mar 12, 2016

This is the tale of a care bear called Winnie. Winnie is a near that loves his owner, and make many storys together.And overall, the story is an entertaining story that is one of my favorite books for children.

mvkramer Apr 23, 2015

A sweet - true! - story with nice, nostalgic illustrations. It's great to see some nonfiction for very young kids; this story would be appropriate for kids as young as 4 or 5, I'd say, depending on their attention span. Book includes photos inside the front and back covers.

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