By: Lindsay Mallick BUY BOOK HERE
Did you know Winnie-The-Pooh was based off a real bear named Winnie?! I didn't, until I read this enchanting true story of the world's most famous bear. The real photographs in the back really sealed the deal for me. I absolutely adore this story. So will your kids!
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!