Friday 24 July 2015

Winnie: The true story of the bear who inspired Winnie-the-Pooh

Winnie: The true story of the bear who inspired Winnie-the-Pooh
Author: Sally M. Walker
ISBN: 978-0-8050-9715-3

Winnie: The True Story of the Bear Who Inspired Winnie-the-Pooh
The remarkable tale of a real bear - and a soldier who cared for her.
Hi everyone, this book is a must have for all the Winnie-the-Pooh fans out there.  I never thought about where Winnie-the-pooh developed from.  I just thought it was story like any other; formed from someones imagination.  Well it is, really.  A boy named Christopher Robin was told stories by his dad, and these became the Winnie-the-Pooh books. 
But what was the inspiration?  Winnie the bear!  He was found at a train station and continued with the soldier, Harry, who picked him up.  This is their story, written into the most beautiful picture book.  At the front and back of the book are photos each with captions presenting a little history in itself.  Then at the end of the story is the Author's note that gives the dates and history of Harry Colebourn and the black bear named Winnie. 
I delighted in this book. I loved the history, the photos at the front and back, and the story that told of a bear and a soldier that bought joy to an army regiment.  My kids have grown up with Winnie-the-Pooh and now they can read of the inspiration that developed into the books they loved at bedtime.
This was available from: Book depository and Amazon

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