Before Winnie-the-Pooh, there was a real bear named Winnie. In 1914, Harry Coleburn, 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 Coleburn'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.
• 56 pages
• Ideal for ages 5-6 years
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