Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear

Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316324908
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication date: 10/20/2015
Pages: 56
Sales rank: 14,006
Product dimensions: 10.10(w) x 10.20(h) x 0.60(d)
Lexile: AD590L (what's this?)
Age Range: 3 - 6 Years

About the Author

Lindsay Mattick, great-granddaughter of Harry Colebourn, has shared Winnie's story around the world. She lives with her family in Toronto, Canada.

Sophie Blackall's work has appeared in the bestselling Ivy and Bean series, award-winning picture books, a global pro-vaccination campaign, and on a renowned NYC subway poster. She lives in Brooklyn with her family.

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Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a lovely book. I had forgotten how it all had started and had to read. I liked seeing the real photos in the back of the book.
Bucky75 More than 1 year ago
+I bought this book for my daughter for Christmas because she collects Winnie. When I opened the book to read it I was amazed at the illustrations and at the history being presented in an easy to understand way. My grandson (8) loved the book, too. He could understand the history too. The illustrations are beautiful and add so much to the story. If you love Winnie or collect him you will love this story.
lilmamaburns More than 1 year ago
My son and I absolutely love the book!! It is our new favorite of all time!! This is a must read for all ages and is sure to be a book that will be passed down for generations to come!!
WriterReaderHeather More than 1 year ago
The opening lines of this book just beg you to turn the page. And so I did. In this book, I found a story within a story about a veterinarian named Harry Colebourn (notice the similarity between this character and the name of the character who speaks first?) who left his hometown of Winnipeg (notice the name of the town?) in 1914 to help the war effort as a horse doctor. On his way, he encounters a man on the train platform with a baby (you guessed it) bear! I won’t say more because I urge you to read this for yourself -- follow Winnie’s journey from train platform to storybook. But I will say that the clever plot structure and flowing text and gorgeous illustrations (Did I mention this won the Caldecott in 2016?) are sure to draw you in and maybe even shout, “Buy me!” like they did to me.