Finding Winnie Book Trailer Review
This book trailer is a rare example of an author doing the voiceover, and the result is phenomenal. This is not an author interview, but an author-lead journey into the process of making this book, its history, and a glimpse of contents of the book itself. One of my favorite moments was the old newspaper clipping of the real-life Christopher Robin with Winnie.
“Finding Winnie” is a true story, told in picture-book format, suitable for children ages 5-6.
Finding Winnie Synopsis
Before there was Winnie-the-Pooh, there was a real bear named Winnie.
In 1914, during World War I, Captain Harry Colebourn, a Canadian veterinarian on his way to serve with cavalry units in Europe, rescued a bear cub in White River, Ontario. He named the bear Winnie, after his hometown of Winnipeg, and he took the bear to war. Harry Colebourn’s real-life great-granddaughter Lindsay Mattick recounts their incredible journey, from a northern Canadian town to a convoy across the ocean to an army base in England . . . and finally to the London Zoo, where Winnie made a new friend: a boy named Christopher Robin. Gentle yet haunting illustrations by acclaimed illustrator Sophie Blackall bring the wartime era to life, and are complemented by photographs and ephemera from the Colebourn family archives. Here is the remarkable true story of the bear who inspired Winnie-the-Pooh.