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Finding Winnie

by Mattick, Lindsay,

Format: Book on CD 2016
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
Available (2)
Location Collection Call #
Jefferson Hills Public Library Juvenile Audiovisual E CDBK FIC MAT
Location  Jefferson Hills Public Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Audiovisual
 
Call Number  E CDBK FIC MAT
 
 
Western Allegheny Community Library Juvenile Audiovisual J CDBOOK MATTICK
Location  Western Allegheny Community Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Audiovisual
 
Call Number  J CDBOOK MATTICK
 
 
Summary
Before Winnie-the-Pooh, there was a real bear named Winnie. And she was a girl! 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. Here is the remarkable true story of the bear who inspired Winnie-the-Pooh.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* Mattick's family ties to Winnie-the-Pooh form the backbone of her cozy debut. Framed as Mattick telling a bedtime story to her young son, Cole, her tale begins in 1914 in Canada, when veterinarian Harry Colebourn, her own great-grandfather, sets off to join the war in Europe. A fateful whistle-stop encounter with a gentle bear cub begins the historic friendship, when Colebourn buys the cub for 20 dollars. Though officers in Colebourn's division were initially aghast that he would bring a wild animal along, they were quickly won over by her irrepressible charm (and appetite), and the bear, named Winnipeg after their hometown, became the division's mascot. Winnie accompanied the soldiers all the way to England, where Colebourn eventually took Winnie to the London Zoo. There Christopher Robin met Winnie and the rest is literary history. Blackall's warm, beautiful gouache-and-ink illustrations capture an impressive depth of feeling, even in relatively simplified faces. The visuals not only complement the fablelike cadences of Mattick's text but also include subtle details that enrich the story the opening pages, for instance, recall a storybook forest before melting into the surroundings of Cole's bedroom, where he hears the story of Colebourn and Winnie. Little ones who love A. A. Milne's classic stories will be enchanted by this heartening account of the bear's real-life origins.--Hunter, Sarah Copyright 2015 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Mattick is the great-granddaughter of Capt. Harry Colebourn, the Canadian veterinarian who set all things Winnie-the-Pooh in motion: while en route to join his unit during WWI, Harry rescued an orphaned bear cub from a trapper (it cost him $20) and named her Winnipeg (Winnie for short), after his hometown. She accompanied Harry to England and became the mascot of the Second Canadian Infantry Brigade. Knowing Winnie couldn't follow him to France, Harry arranged for a new home for her at London Zoo, where a boy named Christopher Robin discovered her, and the rest is literary history. Framed as a bedtime story that Mattick tells her toddler son, Cole (who interjects questions such as "Is twenty dollars a lot?"), the book strikes a lovely, understated tone of wonder and family pride. It also suits Blackall (A Fine Dessert) to a T. While her work usually has a strong streak of fantasy, or at least ethereal otherworldliness, she proves that she's equally imaginative at chronicling straight-on reality, too. Ages 3-6. Author's agent: Jackie Kaiser, Westwood Creative Artists. Illustrator's agent: Nancy Gallt, Nancy Gallt Literary Agency. (Oct.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Series Recorded Books new reader.
Subjects Colebourn, Harry, -- 1887-1947 -- Juvenile fiction.
Colebourn, Harry, -- 1887-1947 -- Fiction.
Winnie-the-Pooh -- (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Milne, A. A. -- (Alan Alexander), -- 1882-1956 -- Fiction.
Winnipeg (Bear) -- Juvenile fiction.
Winnipeg (Bear) -- Fiction.
Bears -- Fiction.
Soldiers -- Fiction.
Children's audiobooks.
Audiobooks.
Publisher Prince Frederick, MD :Recorded Books,2016
Edition Unabridged.
Contributors Moon, Erin, narrator.
Recorded Books, Inc., publisher.
Participants/Performers Narrated by Erin Moon.
Audience 3 years and up.
Language English
Notes Title from container.
Compact disc.
In container (17 cm.).
"the same text is on both tracks. Track 2 has page-turn signals"--Container.
Description 1 audio disc (15 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9781501923593
1501923595
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