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


      Winnie: The True Story of the Bear Who Inspired Winnie-the-Pooh
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 company s 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 regiment s much loved 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 Walker s heartwarming story, paired with Jonathan Voss s evocative illustrations, brings to life the story of the real bear who inspired Winnie the Pooh. New Read [ Winnie: The True Story of the Bear Who Inspired Winnie-the-Pooh ] By [ Sally M. Walker ] For Kindle ePUB or eBook – cricketworldcuplivestreaming.com

Sally M Walker has written science books for children, including Earthquakes, an NSTA CBC Best Science Trade Book of 1997 She lives in DeKalb, IL.

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  • Hardcover
  • 40 pages
  • Winnie: The True Story of the Bear Who Inspired Winnie-the-Pooh
  • Sally M. Walker
  • English
  • 15 February 2017
  • 0805097155

10 thoughts on “ Winnie: The True Story of the Bear Who Inspired Winnie-the-Pooh

  1. says:

    Winnie s favorite game was hide and seek biscuits.Using her long claws, she pulled hidden biscuits from Harry s pockets Good girl Harry praised when she succeeded.I was fascinated to read about the real bear that Winnie the Pooh was based on She was a black bear who Harry Colebourn, a Canadian military veterinarian, bought at a railway station for 20 dollars when she was six months old Her mother was shot by a hunter and the old man couldn t bring himself to kill the Winnie s favorite game was hide and seek biscuits.Using her long claws, she pulled hidden biscuits from Harry s pockets Good girl Harry praised when she succeeded.I was fascinated to read about the real bear that Winnie the Pooh was based on She was a black bear who Harry Colebourn, a Canadian military veterinar...

  2. says:

    I worked in close proximity to the real Winnie the Pooh for five years From 2006 to 2011 he was a daily delight To clarify, I was working alongside the original Winnie the Pooh toys owned by the real Christopher Robin, son of A.A Milne in New York Public Library s Central Children s Room We had Piglet, Tigger, Kanga no Roo , Eeyore, and Winnie himself Though ironically I never read his books as a child, in my time as a children s librarian working in the Children s Center at 42nd Street I I worked in close proximity to the real Winnie the Pooh for five years From 2006 to 2011 he was a daily delight To clarify, I was working alongside the original Winnie the Pooh toys owned by the real Christopher Robin, son of A.A Milne in New York Public Library s Central Children s Room We had Piglet, Tigger, Kanga no Roo , Eeyore, and Winnie himself Though ironically I never read his books as a child, in my time as a children s librarian working in the Children s Center at 42nd Street I became well versed in his story Winnie was purchased at Harrods for Christopher Robin who eventually named him Winnie after some bear he d seen in a zoo If pressed to conjure up facts about that zoo bear I might have been able to tell you that its name was Winnipeg, but that was about as far as my knowledge on the matter went Sometimes it takes a children s book to learn about...

  3. says:

    While there is indeed very much to love and appreciate with regard to Sally M Walker s Winnie The True Story of the Bear Who Inspired Winnie the Pooh and I do absolutely love the combination of authentic photographs and Jonathan D Voss expressive accompanying illustrations, which while perhaps a tad too cartoon like at times, always manage to capture especially Winnie the bear in all of her many guises and emotions , considering that Winnie The True Story of the Bear Who Inspired Winnie the Pooh is also and perhaps eve While there is indeed very much to love and appreciate with regard to Sally M Walker s Winnie The True Story of the Bear Who Inspired Winnie the Pooh and I do absolutely love the combination of authentic photographs and Jonathan D Voss expressive accompanying illustrations, which while perhaps a tad too cartoon ...

  4. says:

    Most children and adults, alike don t realize that the famous character Winnie the Pooh was based on a real life bear named Winnipeg Winnie for short Winnie was cared for by a veterinarian and soldier during WWI, Harry Colebourn Colebourn, being relocated to France, had to give Winnie to the London Zoo for caring which is where author A.A Milne s son Christopher Robin fell in love with the bear, inspired bed time stories, and the rest is history Sally Walker brings this inspiration to li Most children and adults, alike don t realize that the famous character Winnie the Pooh was based on a real life bear named Winnipeg Winnie for short Winnie was cared for by a veterinarian and soldier during WWI, Harry Col...

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    The whole family will read all these Goodreads Children s Illustrated book nominees for 2015 and rate all of them I never knew that Winnie the Pooh was based on Christopher Robin s encounter with a real live bear at the London Zoo My family loved this book, and it was hands down their favorite of the six of fifteen nominees for the award we have in the house at the moment I was on my way to the library to get it and heard Sally Walker on NPR being interviewed about it, and it really got me The whole family will read all these Goodreads Children s Illustrated book nominees for 2015 and rate all of them I never knew that Winnie the Pooh was based on Christopher Robin s encounter with a real live bear at the London Zoo My family loved this book, and it was hands down their favorite of the six of fifteen nominees for the award we have in the house at the moment I was on my way to the library to get it and heard Sally Walker on NPR being interviewed about it, and it really got me interested A soldier, Harry Colebourn, bought the bear in Winnipeg and called it that, though it was shortened to Winnie Amazingly, the bear yes, a real live bear became his regiment s mascot It slept for a time under his bed And it was raised as a gentle, human friendly pet that eventually went to live at the London Zoo, as th...

  6. says:

    I loved this book, but I love Winnie the Pooh What a wonderful children s book on how Winnie the black bear inspired the Winnie the Pooh books It is a very short and simple read This is what makes it so good for kids and a nice companion to the Winnie the Pooh bo...

  7. says:

    I have read this to at least 8 classes grades 1 3 and they absolutely love it and are engaged asking terrific questions This bears journey during WWI to England is pretty amazing Toss in the emotional appeal of a man leaving behind his pet and they are hooked One of my favorites so far this year.

  8. says:

    Source Library I m tornI grew up on Winnie and was very much obsessed with Winnie the Pooh and friends However, I felt like this book didn t really do Winnie and how he came to be any justice o.O.

  9. says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I ve always enjoyed Sally Walker s books, and this one is no exception What a cute bear The real Winnie that inspired the Pooh was a Canadian black bear adopted as a cub by a military veterinarian during World War I Harry Colebourn named her Winnie because the company that he was part of was from Winnipeg It s so cute how this little bear attached itself to Harry, as Voss delightful illustrations show Winnie accompanied Harry when he was shipped over to England, but when he was shipped to I ve always enjoyed Sally Walker s books, and this one is no exception What a cute bear The real Winnie that inspired the Pooh was a Canadian black bear adopted as a cub by a military veterinarian during World War I Harry Colebourn named her Winnie because the company that he was part of was from Winnipeg It s so cute how this little bear attached itself to Harry, as Voss delightful illustrations show Winnie accompanied Harry when he was shipped over to England, but when he was shipped to France, where the fighting was, Winnie was left at the London Zoo In time, that s where A.A Milne s son Christopher Robin fell in love with her I love how this story is told and I really love the illustrations, which are done in warm colors with touches of h...

  10. says:

    I don t know how to rate this book It is a nonfiction children s book about a bear that is well known and loved by many I never knew that Winnie was a real bear I thought the stories just came from Christopher s stuffed bear I had heard bits and pieces, but never knew the whole story My ...

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