Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear

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Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear

by Lindsay Mattick

Illustrations by Sophie Blackall

First Release:

March 2016

ISBN: 9780316324908

2016 Caldecott Medal Winner
Heading off to war, the author’s great-grandfather unexpectedly adopted a baby bear at a Canada train station. The bear eventually became the inspiration for Winnie-the-Pooh. Black-and-white and full-color photographs. Full-color illustrations done in Chinese ink and watercolor.

  • ISBN: 9780316324908
    Format: Print Book
    Edition: Hardcover edition
    Publisher: Little, Brown
    Page Count: 56
    Accelerated Reader: Level: 3.4, Points: 0.5
    Scholastic Reading Counts: Level: 2.3, Points: 3
    Lexile: Level: AD590L
    Awards & Honors: 2016 Caldecott Medal Winner
    Publishers Weekly Best Children’s Books of 2015, Picture Books
    Horn Book Fanfare List: Best Books of 2015, Nonfiction
    The New York Times Notable Children’s Books of 2015, Picture Books
    Booklist Best Picture Books of 2015
    Booklist Lasting Connections, 2015
    ALA Notable Books for Children 2016, Younger Readers
    New York Public Library’s 100 Notable Titles for Reading and Sharing 2015, Children’s Books
    2016 Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, K–2
    2016 CCBC Choices–Historical People, Places, and Events
    Charlotte Zolotow, 2016 Honor
    Children’s Book Committee Bank Street College of Education Best Children’s Books of 2016, Historical Fiction
    2016 Cybils Finalist, Elementary/Juvenile Nonfiction
    Genre: Nonfic
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