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

by Sally M. Walker; Jonathan D. Voss (Illustrator)


Who could care for a bear?When Harry Colebourn saw a baby bear for sale at the train station, he knew he could care for it. Harry was a veterinarian. But he was also a soldier in training for World War I. Harry named the bear Winnie, short for Winnipeg, his company’s home town, and he brought her along to the training 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 had to go to the battleground in France? Harry found just the right place for Winnie while he was away—the London Zoo. There a little boy named Christopher Robin came along and played with Winnie—he could care for this bear too!Sally Walker’s heartwarming story, paired with Jonathan Voss’s evocative illustrations, brings to life the story of the real bear who inspired Winnie the Pooh.

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Book Information

Copyright year 2015
ISBN-13 9780805097153
ISBN-10 0805097155
Class Copyright
Publisher Henry Holt & Company
Subject History;Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size 12 MB
Number of Pages 40
Shelf No. KW270
Grade Range 0 - 3
Ages 4 - 8
Lexile 540L