A woman tells her young son the true story of how his great-great-grandfather, Captain Harry Colebourn, rescued and learned to love a bear cub in 1914 as he was on his way to take care of soldiers' horses during World War I, and the bear became the inspiration for A.A. Milne's Winnie-the-Pooh.
"An imagining of the real journey undertaken by the extraordinary bear, from her early days in the Canadian forest to her travels with the Veterinary Corps across the country and overseas, all the way to the London Zoo, where she met Christopher Robin Milne and inspired the creation of Winnie-the-Pooh"--
En 1914, Harry Colebourn, un veterinario canadiense que viajaba de camino a Europa para atender a los caballos que peleaban en la Primera Guerra Mundial, no pudo evitar la tentación de comprar una cría de oso que un cazador vendía en una estación de tren. Harry la llamó Winnie en honor a Winnipeg, su ciudad natal, y la llevó consigo a los campo de entrenamiento en Inglaterra. Sin embargo, cuando Harry tenía que partir a la guerra, supo que...
In 1914, Harry Colebourn, a veterinarian on his way to tend horses in World War I, followed his heart and rescued a baby bear. He named her Winnie, after his hometown of Winnipeg, and he took the bear to war. Harry Colebourn's real-life great-granddaughter tells the true story of a remarkable friendship and an even more remarkable journey--from the fields of Canada to a convoy across the ocean to an army base in England...and finally to the London...