Excellent, Preschool, Primary, Bear, Winnie-the-Pooh, Christopher Robins, WWI
Before there was Winnie-the-Pooh, there was a real bear named Winnie. In 1914, a veterinarian named Harry Colebourn was headed to war. While Harry was boarding the train, he saw a gentleman with a small bear tied around a rope. Harry was soft-hearted and decided to rescue the bear. The name of the bear was going to be Winnie after his hometown of Winnipeg. Harry and Winnie travel and form an incredible friendship. After Harry was called to the front line of the war, he put Winnie in the London Zoo, where she made a good friend named Christopher Robins.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
"Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear,"
Children's Book and Media Review: Vol. 40:
5, Article 18.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/cbmr/vol40/iss5/18