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

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

17.99

By Sally M. Walker, Illustrated by Jonathan D. Voss

Did you know Winnie-the-Pooh was inspired by a real bear? Harry Coleburn was a Captain in the Canadian Army Veterinary Corps en route to training for WWI when he saw a bear cub for sale at the railroad station. She was for sale by a hunter who had killed her mother and couldn’t care for her.  All Coleburn could think was that he had to save her!  He paid the money and the other soldiers were shocked to see him carry her on the train! He told them that she could sleep under his cot, he would feed her condensed milk and she could be their mascot. As crazy as it sounds, he did just that! The bear was called, "Winnipeg", after their hometown. Read on to find out how “Winnie” came to live at the London Zoo, where a little boy named Christopher Robin met and loved her. Ages 4-8

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By Sally M. Walker, Illustrated by Jonathan D. Voss

Did you know Winnie-the-Pooh was inspired by a real bear? Harry Coleburn was a Captain in the Canadian Army Veterinary Corps en route to training for WWI when he saw a bear cub for sale at the railroad station. She was for sale by a hunter who had killed her mother and couldn’t care for her.  All Coleburn could think was that he had to save her!  He paid the money and the other soldiers were shocked to see him carry her on the train! He told them that she could sleep under his cot, he would feed her condensed milk and she could be their mascot. As crazy as it sounds, he did just that! The bear was called, "Winnipeg", after their hometown. Read on to find out how “Winnie” came to live at the London Zoo, where a little boy named Christopher Robin met and loved her. Ages 4-8