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Lindsay Mattick was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. She studied journalism at Ryerson University in Toronto. She has worked in public relations for over ten years. Lindsay is a board member for several non-profit organizations including Timeraiser, Artbound and Help Tank. Mattick is the mostra'n més great-granddaughter of Harry Colebourn, the veterinarian in her book, Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys
Crèdit de la imatge: Lindsay Mattick, with son, Cole, who is named for his great great grandfather, Harry Colebourn, the rescuer of the original bear cub, Winnie./The Telegraph

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Winnie's Great War (2018) 192 exemplars

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Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear is a Caldecott winning nonfiction picture book that will wow the reader. In this remarkably true story a soldier named Colebourn who is shipping off to World War I saves a bear who he names Winnie. Colebourn takes Winnie with him to the base and she quickly becomes the mascot for peace and freedom. But she can't go to the front lines so Colebourn decides to take her to the London Zoo. Mattick portrays the love between Colebourn and Winnie as Colebourn acts upon his heart. The story is told by Mattick to her son accounting for the events of her great-grandfather who bought a bear which became the inspiration for the character Winnie-the-Pooh.… (més)
 
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KristiLM | Hi ha 155 ressenyes més | Jul 27, 2023 |
A juvenile novel expanding on the story Lindsay Mattick and Sophie Blackall have already told in picture book form: Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear.

This version goes all in on the war aspects and includes a surprisingly high body count for a kid's book that is sure to upset anyone who thinks it's "very sad when the guy stopped drawing the deer" in Bambi.

Frankly, I prefer the shorter version. I could do without the real bear, Winnipeg, called "Winnie," now being a magical creature that can speak to all other animals in their own language because of her open heart or somesuch. Real person Harry Colebourne gets sidelined in the story frequently so Winnie can skitter off and have some more fanciful adventures with her animal friends. All the extra noodling about bored me and wasn't nearly as moving as the picture book.

(Pooh Project: Phase 2! I've managed to catalog all the shorter Pooh projects my family owns (see the list here). While I work through few remaining longer Pooh books we own, I'm missing my daily dose of Pooh, so I'm going to start seeking out some of the Pooh books I don't own – yet – from libraries IRL and online. See the reviews here.)
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villemezbrown | Hi ha 3 ressenyes més | Jul 22, 2023 |
Incredibly moving, beautifully and warmly illustrated partial biography picture book about the amazing true story of the bear who inspired Winnie-the-Pooh. Written by the great granddaughter of Harry Colebourn, who, in 1914, was a veterinarian on his way to take care of horses during World War I. On his way to service he rescued a bear cub and named her Winnie after his home in Winnipeg. This book humorously chronicles Winnie's remarkable journey with Harry from Canada, across the ocean and to an army base in England. Eventually Winnie ends up in the London Zoo where she makes a new friend in Christopher Robin Milne, the son of A.A. Milne, the author of Winnie-the-Pooh. Students will love this biography and will enjoy the heart-warming way the author has told this story, including the connection she and her son, Cole, named for her great grandfather, have to the story. Incredible photographs are included at the end. It brought me to tears.… (més)
 
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DeborahMc | Hi ha 155 ressenyes més | Jul 20, 2023 |
A mother tells her son a bedtime story about the real bear that traveled from Canada to England during World War I and became an inspiration for Winnie-the-Pooh. It's a nice version of the story and has a little twist at the end that adds an extra dimension to the story and the book itself.

FYI:

Lindsay Mattick expanded the story of this picture book into a chapter book called Winnie's Great War in 2018. The same year this picture book came out, there was a competing picture book called Winnie: The True Story of the Bear Who Inspired Winnie-the-Pooh by Sally M. Walker and illustrator Jonathan D. Voss.

(Pooh Project: Phase 2! I've managed to catalog all the shorter Pooh projects my family owns (see the list here). While I work through few remaining longer Pooh books we own, I'm missing my daily dose of Pooh, so I'm going to start seeking out some of the Pooh books I don't own – yet – from libraries IRL and online. See the reviews here.)
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villemezbrown | Hi ha 155 ressenyes més | Jul 1, 2023 |

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