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Winnie's Great War

by Lindsay Mattick & Josh Greenhut, illustrated by Sophie Blackall

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published: Sep 2018
ISBN:9781443456999
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A wartime adventure unfolds through the eyes of the world’s most beloved Bear.

The story of the real bear that inspired Winnie-the-Pooh has been capturing readers’ imaginations since the publication of the Caldecott Medal award-winning picture book, Finding Winnie.

But there was so much left to be told – not just about Winnie, but about the great world events she witnessed. Now, the creative team behind the bestselling picture book has reunited to bring you Winnie’s Great War.

In a triumphant blending of deeply researched history and magnificent imagination, we follow our irrepressible Bear on her journey -- from her infancy in the woods of Ontario, to her unlikely friendship with Captain Harry Colebourn and her time as the mascot of the Second Canadian Infantry Brigade, to her experiences in wartime London before she met Christopher Robin Milne.

Told in beautifully crafted language and infused with Sophie Blackall’s irresistible renderings of an endearing bear, the book is also woven through with actual entries from Captain Harry Colebourn’s wartime diaries. The result is a one-of-kind exploration of the realities of war, the meaning of courage, and the indelible power of friendship, all told through the historic adventures of one extraordinary bear.

About the Authors

Lindsay Mattick, Harry Colebourn’s great-granddaughter, is the vice-president of an award-winning public relations firm. Passionate about making a difference in her own backyard, Lindsay is a board member for several non-profit organizations including Timeraiser, Artbound and Help Tank. Based in Toronto, she has shared Harry and Winnie’s story around the world.

Joshua Greenhut is a consultant and writer. He lives in Toronto with his family.

Sophie Blackall is the illustrator of many acclaimed picture books, including Finding Winnie and Hello Lighthouse as well as a number of beloved novels, including the series Ivy and Bean and The Witches of Benevento. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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Josh Greenhut once mailed Flat Stanley, in costume, to a Halloween party 300 miles away. He is now married to the woman who hosted the party, and they live in Toronto with their two children.

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Sophie Blackall is the illustrator of many acclaimed picture books, including Mr. and Mrs. Bunny—Detectives Extraordinaire! by Polly Horvath, The Mighty Lalouche by Matthew Olshan, and The Baby Tree. Her artwork has also appeared in murals as part of the New York City MTA’s “Arts for Transit” program. She lives in Brooklyn, New York. www.sophieblackall.com

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
8 to 12
Grade:
3 to 7
Editorial Reviews

“Moving and imaginative, this extraordinary story of the most beloved of bears is beautifully conceived. The blend of truth, history and story is whimsical, winning and wonderful. I loved reading Winnie’s Great War: it made me laugh and it made me cry.”

— Alice Kuipers, author of <em>Me and Me</em> and the Violet and Victor Series

“Oh my, how I love Winnie’s Great War. An incandescent celebration of friendship and courage, this perfect little book is one to cherish. A triumph.”

— Katherine Applegate, author of the Endling series and <em>The One and Only Ivan</em>

“The spirit of Winnie-the-Pooh is captured beautifully in this retelling of the real bear’s adventures.”

— Kallie George, author of the Heartwood Hotel series

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