Author: Sally M Walker
Illustrator: Jonathan D Voss
Publisher: Henry Holt & Company
Who could care for a bear? The remarkable true story of a bear that one day became a household name and the soldier who cared for her.
Why you should read it:
I don’t know of anyone who hasn’t heard of Winnie the Pooh, but I don’t think everyone knows the Winnie character was based on a real, live bear. Ms. Walker’s book is based on the true story of a bear rescued by a soldier. The soldier, Harry Coleburn, decides to raise the bear and forms a friendship lasting several years before Winnie finds a new home at the London Zoo.
As a writer of creative fiction, I found the authenticity of this story fascinating as I’m sure readers of all ages will be interested in finding out the history behind…
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