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 Winnie's great war
 Author: Mattick, Lindsay

 Added Entry - Personal Name: Greenhut, Josh
 Illustrator: Blackall, Sophie

 Publisher:  Little, Brown
 Pub Year: 2018

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 227 p., ill., map, 21 cm

 BTSB No: 613827 ISBN: 9780316447126
 Ages: 8-12 Grades: 3-7

 Subjects:
 Winnie-the-Pooh -- (Fictional character) -- Fiction
 Winnipeg (Bear) -- Fiction
 Bears -- Fiction
 Voyages and travels -- Fiction
 World war, 1914-1918 -- Fiction
 Canada -- History -- 1914-1945 -- Fiction
 Great Britain -- History -- George V, 1910-1936 -- Fiction

Price: $20.01

Summary:
An imagining of the real journey undertaken by the extraordinary bear, from her early days in the Canadian forest to her travels with the Veterinary Corps across the country and overseas, all the way to the London Zoo, where she met Christopher Robin Milne and inspired the creation of Winnie-the-Pooh.

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG
   Reading Level: 4.80
   Points: 4.0   Quiz: 197013
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: 3-5
   Reading Level: 4.50
   Points: 8.0   Quiz: 75394

Reviews:
   Kirkus Reviews (08/01/18)
   School Library Journal (09/01/18)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 09/01/2018 Gr 3–5—Before Winnie became Winnie the Pooh, she was Winnipeg, a Canadian bear sold to Captain Harry Colebourn at the outset of the Great War. With her intelligence, wit, and bravery, Winnie became the unofficial mascot for Harry's Infantry Brigade, bolstering the morale of animals and soldiers alike in the Canadian Army Veterinary Corps. Written by Harry's great-granddaughter, this transporting book chronicles Winnie's extraordinary life and contributions to the war effort. Beginning sweetly with Winnie and her mother in the forests of Ontario, the narrative extends to Camp Valcartier, across the Atlantic, to Salisbury Plain, England. When at last the story winds its way to the London Zoo, readers encounter the burgeoning of a now-famous relationship between Winnie and a certain admiring young visitor, the son of author A.A. Milne, Christopher Robin Milne. Historical information is seamlessly interwoven with Winnie's touching personal tale of courage and friendship, with actual excerpts from Colebourn's war diaries interspersed. Occasional whimsical illustrations by Blackall add charm to a tale already sure to endear readers young and old. VERDICT A heartwarming read-aloud or a gentle independent reading escape, this is a must-have for elementary school collections.—Melissa Williams, Berwick Academy, ME - Copyright 2018 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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