The Real Winnie

The Real Winnie
Publisher Dundurn
Release Date
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Total Pages 96
ISBN 9781554883509
Rating 4/5 from 21 reviews

The story of Winnie, the real Canadian bear that captured the heart of Christopher, son of A.A. Milne, and became immortalized in the Winnie the Pooh stories, is told against the backdrop of the First World War. In August 1914, a Canadian soldier and veterinarian named Lieutenant Harry Colebourn, en route to a training camp in Quebec, purchased a black bear cub in White River, Ontario, which he named Winnipeg. First a regimental mascot for Canadians training for wartime service, Winnie then became a star attraction at the London Zoo, and ultimately inspired one of the best-loved characters in children’s literature. For those many generations of readers who adored Winnie the Pooh, and for those intrigued by the unique stories embedded in Canadian history, this book is a feast of information about a one-of-a-kind bear set during a poignant period of world history. Today Winnie "lives on" at the London Zoo, in White River and in Winnipeg. Her remarkable legacy is celebrated in many ways – from statues and plaques to festivals and museum galleries.

The Real Winnie
  • Author : Val Shushkewich
  • Publisher : Dundurn
  • Release Date : 2005-09-12

The story of Winnie, the real Canadian bear that captured the heart of Christopher, son of A.A. Milne, and became immortalized in the Winnie the Pooh stories, is told against the backdrop of the First World War. In August 1914, a Canadian soldier and veterinarian named Lieutenant Harry Colebourn, en

  • Author : A. A. Milne
  • Publisher : Independently Published
  • Release Date : 2018-07-11

Winnie-the-Pooh (1926) is the first volume of stories about Winnie-the-Pooh, written by A. A. Milne and illustrated by E. H. Shepard. It is followed by The House at Pooh Corner. The book focuses on the adventures of a teddy bear called Winnie-the-Pooh and his friends Piglet, a small toy pig; Eeyore,

  • Author : Sally M Walker
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2015-01-20

A picture book account of the true story that inspired the Winnie-the-Pooh classics follows the experiences of a World War I veterinarian and soldier who rescued a baby bear, made her his regiment's mascot and introduced her to Christopher Robin at the London Zoo.

The Life and Times of the Real Winnie the Pooh
  • Author : Shirley Harrison
  • Publisher : Grub Street Publishers
  • Release Date : 2012-07-23

The true story of the iconic teddy bear who became a beloved children’s book character and continues to inspire children around the world. In this captivating biography, author Shirley Harrison follows the journey of Winnie-the-Pooh, the world’s most famous silly old bear, from his first appearance to his

Finding Winnie
  • Author : Lindsay Mattick
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2019

A woman tells her young son the true story of how his great-great-grandfather, Captain Harry Colebourn, rescued and learned to love a bear cub in 1914 as he was on his way to take care of soldiers' horses during World War I, and the bear became the inspiration for A.A.

The House at Pooh Corner
  • Author : Alan Alexander Milne
  • Publisher : Winnie-The-Pooh
  • Release Date : 1992

Ten adventures of Pooh, Eeyore, Tigger, Piglet, Owl, and other friends of Christopher Robin.

The Natural World of Winnie the Pooh
  • Author : Kathryn Aalto
  • Publisher : Timber Press
  • Release Date : 2015-10-15

Loved “Goodbye Christopher Robin”? Learn more about the real place that inspired the beloved stories. Delve into the home of the world’s most beloved bear! The Natural World of Winnie-the-Pooh explores the magical landscapes where Pooh, Christopher Robin, and their friends live and play. The Hundred Acre Wood—the

Finding Winnie
  • Author : Lindsay Mattick
  • Publisher : Franklin Watts
  • Release Date : 2015-11-05

Before there was Winnie-the-Pooh, there was a real bear named Winnie. In 1914, Harry Colebourn, a vet on his way to tend horses in World War 1, followed his heart and rescued a baby bear. He named her Winnie, and he took her to war. Harry Colebourn's real-life great-granddaughter tells the true

Winnie the Pooh and Friends
  • Author : Alan Alexander Milne
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2009

Read online Winnie the Pooh and Friends written by Alan Alexander Milne, published by which was released on 2009. Download full Winnie the Pooh and Friends Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle.

The Best Bear in All the World
  • Author : Jeanne Willis,Kate Saunders,Brian Sibley,Paul Bright
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2016-10-25

For the 90th anniversary of Winnie-the-Pooh, a sequel featuring new stories and a new character from the Hundred Acre Wood. Now a New York Times Bestseller. The Trustees of the Pooh Properties have commissioned four authors to write in the timeless style of A.A. Milne to create a quartet

The Mighty Lalouche
  • Author : Matthew Olshan
  • Publisher : Schwartz & Wade
  • Release Date : 2013-05-14

In Paris, France, there lived a humble postman named Lalouche. He was small, but his hands were nimble, his legs were fast, and his arms were strong. When his job was replaced by an electric car, he turned to boxing to support himself and his pet finch, Genevieve. But--"You?

When We Were Very Young
  • Author : A. A. Milne
  • Publisher : Courier Dover Publications
  • Release Date : 2020-01-15

A collection of poems reflecting the experiences of a little English boy growing up in the early part of the twentieth century.

  • Author : Kate Mulvany,Kit Williams
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2017-06

In a wondrous world of riddles and hidden treasure, bumbling Jack Hare is on a race against time to deliver a message of love from the Moon to the Sun. Far, far away in a world just like ours, a mother cheers her son Joe with the tale of Jack

Pooh and Piglet
  • Author : A. A. Milne,Ernest Howard Shepard
  • Publisher : Dutton Childrens Books
  • Release Date : 2002

The newest giant-shaped board book pairs Winnie-the-Pooh with his funny pal Piglet in a sweet story about friendship. Illustrations.

The Enchanted Places
  • Author : Christopher Milne
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2014-06-19

Now the subject of major Disney film starring Ewan McGregor, this is Christopher Robin in his own words. Millions of readers throughout the world have grown up with the stories and verses of A. A. Milne; have envied Christopher Robin in his enchanted world; laughed at Pooh - a bear