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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

Lindsay Mattick is the great granddaughter of Harry Colebourn, and the author of the New York Times and Canadian bestselling picture book Finding Winnie, and the co-author of Winnie’s Great War, a finalist for the Governor General's Literary Award for Young People's Literature. She is also the cofounder and creative director of award-winning public relations firm Pomp & Circumstance. Finding Winnie has been translated into over 10 languages and was the winner of the prestigious Caldecott Medal in 2016. Her efforts to share her family story led her to spearhead an original exhibition in 2014, Remembering the Real Winnie: The World’s Most Famous Bear Turns 100, with Ryerson University, now on display at the Assiniboine Park Zoo. Based in Toronto, she has shared Harry and Winnie’s story around the world from the Lincoln Centre in New York to the House at Pooh Corner near the Hundred Acre Wood. She lives in Toronto’s Beach neighbourhood with her husband, Michael, and their two kids, Claudia and Cole. 

Joshua Greenhut is the author of more than fifteen books for children, including a number of Flat Stanley’s Worldwide Adventures. He lives in Toronto with his family and their dog, Millie.

Sophie Blackall is the illustrator of many acclaimed picture books, including Finding Winnie, for which she received the Caldecott Medal, one of the most prestigious children’s book awards in the world. 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.

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Josh Greenhut

JOSH GREENHUT is the author of more than fifteen books for children, including a number of Flat Stanley’s Worldwide Adventures. He lives in Toronto with his family and their dog, Millie.

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Sophie Blackall is the illustrator of many acclaimed picture books, including Finding Winnie, for which she received the Caldecott Medal, one of the most prestigious children’s book awards in the world. 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.

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
8 to 12
Grade:
3 to 7
Awards
  • , Governor General’s Literary Award for Young People's Literature – Text
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

“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

“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>

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