by Lindsey Mattick
Winner of the 2016 Caldecott Medal
Finding Winnie is the true story of how Winnie the Pooh came to be.
Book Blurb from the catalog: 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.
This story would be great to:
- Teach suspenseful endings (Cole is not happy with how his mother leaves the story of Winnie. Cole’s mother then starts another story to further explain Winnie in a different way.)
- Family Trees
- Beginning, Middle, End (though there are two stories in this one book, so be careful)
- Caldecott (excellent illustrations)