Outstanding, Preschool, Primary, Sally M. Walker, Jonathan D. Voss, Bears, Winnie-the-Pooh, Children's Historical Literature, Soldiers
A bear cub is the last thing Harry the veterinarian expects to see out the train window on his way to war. When he finds out the cub is for sale, he takes Winnie as his own and she becomes the camp mascot. Although Winnie spends her nights sleeping under Harry's cot, her days are filled with making friends and playing games. In time Harry is transferred, and Winnie goes to live in the London Zoo. In her new home the black bear makes new friends with both bears and children. Winnie is so well behaved children are allowed to ride on and play with her. One day a boy named Christopher Robin visits and feeds Winnie. Robin falls in love and that night tells his father his teddy bear has a new name: Winnie-the-Pooh.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
"WINNIE: The True Story of the Bear Who Inspired Winnie-the-Pooh,"
Children's Book and Media Review: Vol. 37
, Article 19.
Available at: http://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/cbmr/vol37/iss1/19