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

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By Sally M Walker
Publisher Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Winnie: The True Story of the Bear Who Inspired Winnie-the-Pooh
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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 companys 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 regiments muchloved 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 Walkers heartwarming story, paired with Jonathan Vosss evocative illustrations, brings to life the story of the real bear who inspired Winnie the Pooh.

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1002 words1,002 words
40 pages40 pages
Lexile 540LLexile 540L
Grade K to 2Grade K to 2
Age 5-7Age 5-7
Published 2015Published 2015

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Book ISBN:

0805097155

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