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

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    • Abstract:
      Summary: "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.
    • Notes:
      Includes bibliographical references.
      Ages 4-8.
    • ISBN:
      9780805097153 (hardcover)
      0805097155 (hardcover)
    • Accession Number:
      2014028434
    • Accession Number:
      ocn873985289
      873985289
    • Accession Number:
      fay.440452
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      WALKER, S. M.; VOSS, J. D. Winnie : the true story of the bear who inspired Winnie-the-Pooh. [s. l.]: Henry Holt and Company, 2015. ISBN 9780805097153. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.440452. Acesso em: 16 fev. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Walker SM, Voss JD. Winnie : The True Story of the Bear Who Inspired Winnie-the-Pooh. Henry Holt and Company; 2015. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.440452. Accessed February 16, 2020.
    • APA:
      Walker, S. M., & Voss, J. D. (2015). Winnie : the true story of the bear who inspired Winnie-the-Pooh. Henry Holt and Company.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Walker, Sally M., and Jonathan D. Voss. 2015. Winnie : The True Story of the Bear Who Inspired Winnie-the-Pooh. Henry Holt and Company. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.440452.
    • Harvard:
      Walker, S. M. and Voss, J. D. (2015) Winnie : the true story of the bear who inspired Winnie-the-Pooh. Henry Holt and Company. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.440452 (Accessed: 16 February 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Walker, SM & Voss, JD 2015, Winnie : the true story of the bear who inspired Winnie-the-Pooh, Henry Holt and Company, viewed 16 February 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Walker, Sally M., and Jonathan D. Voss. Winnie : The True Story of the Bear Who Inspired Winnie-the-Pooh. Henry Holt and Company, 2015. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.440452.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Walker, Sally M., and Jonathan D. Voss. Winnie : The True Story of the Bear Who Inspired Winnie-the-Pooh. Henry Holt and Company, 2015. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.440452.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Walker SM, Voss JD. Winnie : the true story of the bear who inspired Winnie-the-Pooh [Internet]. Henry Holt and Company; 2015 [cited 2020 Feb 16]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.440452

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2014 December #1

Talk about a chance encounter. Harry Colebourn of the Canadian Army Veterinary Corps happened to notice a man sitting at a train stop with a six-month-old bear. Curious, he accepted the man's $20 offer to buy the orphaned animal, and before Harry's train trip was over, he'd named it Winnie. As Harry continued his work of training war horses, Winnie followed him everywhere, nuzzling horses and crawling inside Harry's clothes to play "hide-and-seek biscuits." When time came to ship out to England, Winnie came, too, and marched with the soldiers at their camp. It was only when the troops were sent to the battlefield that Harry turned Winnie over to the London Zoo, where she became famous for her gentle nature. This story is so intrinsically appealing and delightful that the final act comes as a bonus surprise: author A. A. Milne saw the bear and was inspired to create Winnie-the-Pooh. Beautifully illustrated with humanistic, old-fashioned washes, Walker's true tale is a low-key heart warmer about an unexpected interspecies bond. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.

Horn Book Guide Reviews 2015 Fall

A real bear plays a part in Winnie-the-Pooh's origin story. Military veterinarian Harry Coleburn bought a bear cub on a whim; Winnie became Harry's constant companion. When Harry was deployed, he gave Winnie to the London Zoo, where she made an impression on young Christopher Milne. Descriptive text provides the story's essentials; watercolors portray the unusual story with a mix of realism and humor. Websites. Bib.

Horn Book Magazine Reviews 2015 #2

A real bear plays a part in Winnie-the-Pooh's origin story: at the London Zoo, a bear named Winnie made such a strong impression on young Christopher Milne that he renamed his stuffed bear in her honor. This is Winnie's story. When Canadian military veterinarian Harry Coleburn saw a black bear cub for sale on a train-station platform, he bought her on a whim, naming her Winnipeg after his regiment's hometown. The bear became Harry's constant companion and the regiment's mascot. As she grew, she remained gentle and affectionate with everyone but was particularly attached to Harry, traveling with him to England. When Harry was deployed to the front in France, he made the difficult decision to give her to the London Zoo. Unsurprisingly, she became a favorite with the zoo's staff, who realized she was tame enough to allow children to meet her up close and even feed her. Walker's short, descriptive text provides the essentials of the story, and Voss's watercolor illustrations portray the unusual situation with a mix of realism and humor. Endpapers display photos of Harry, the real Winnie, and Christopher and A. A. Milne; an author's note, sources, and websites are also included. lolly robinso Copyright 2014 Horn Book Magazine.

PW Reviews 2014 November #2

Walker (Freedom Song) provides a concise, affecting account of the story behind the bear that sparked the creation of Winnie-the-Pooh. The heart of the story is the relationship between Winnie (short for Winnipeg) and Harry Colebourn, a WWII Canadian Veterinary Corps soldier who impulsively bought the young orphaned bear at an Ontario train station. Making a memorable debut, Voss highlights Winnie's playful personality, as well as the close bond between her and Colebourn (an especially sweet sequence shows Winnie digging through the soldier's uniform as they play her favorite game, "hide-and-seek biscuits"). Subtle sepia tones give the nostalgic pen, ink, and watercolor illustrations the feel of period photographs (actual period photos are also included). When Colebourn ships out to care for wounded horses in France, he finds her a new home at the London Zoo. This bittersweet separation has a gratifying resolution: Winnie easily adjusts to life among the other bears and makes friends with young zoo visitors—including the son of A.A. Milne, whose books made Winnie a celebrity in her lifetime. Ages 4–8. Illustrator's agent: Catherine Drayton, Inkwell Management. (Jan.)

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