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Winnie : the true story of the bear who inspired Winnie-the-Pooh  Cover Image Book Book

Winnie : the true story of the bear who inspired Winnie-the-Pooh / Sally M. Walker ; illustrated by Jonathan D. Voss.

Walker, Sally M. (Author). Voss, Jonathan D., (illustrator.).


"When Harry Colebourn saw a baby bear at a train station, he knew he could care for it. Harry was a veterinarian. But he was also a soldier in training during World War I. Harry named the bear Winnie, short for Winnipeg, his company's home town, and he brought her along to the military 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 went to battle? Harry found just the right place for Winnie--the London Zoo. There a boy named Christopher Robin played with Winnie--he could care for this bear too!"-- Provided by publisher.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780805097153 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 0805097155 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 27 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Company, [2015]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 4-8.
Awards Note:
Junior Library Guild selection
Subject: Winnipeg (Bear) > Juvenile literature.
Colebourn, Harry, 1887-1947 > Juvenile literature.
Canada. Canadian Armed Forces > Mascots > Juvenile literature.
Winnie-the-Pooh (Fictitious character) > History > Juvenile literature.
Black bear > Juvenile literature.
Colebourn, Harry, 1887-1947.
Canada. Canadian Armed Forces > Mascots.
Winnipeg (Bear)
Winnie-the-Pooh (Fictitious character) > History.
Black bear.

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Kirtland Community College.


  • 0 current holds with 1 total copy.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Kirtland Community College Library QL 737 .C27 W35 2015 30775305501141 Children's Collection Available -

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