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

Lindsay Mattick and Sophie Blackall

“In 1914, while on his way to tend horses in World War I, veterinarian Harry Colebourn followed his heart and rescued a baby bear. He named the bear Winnie after his hometown of Winnipeg and took it to war with him.

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—is told by Harry Colebourn’s real-life great-granddaughter…

Finally, Winnie went to the London Zoo, where she met another new friend: a real boy named Christopher Robin.

There was a real bear named Winnie before Winnie-the-Pooh. And she was a lady!”