Winnie's Great War by Mattick and Greenhut (signed by illustrator Blackall)
From our Children's Young Readers category:
Winnie's Great War by Lindsay Mattick and Josh Greenhut, illustrated by Sophie Blackall
Hardcovered, with dust jacket. Very gently used, in very good condition. Signed by the illustrator, with a little bear illustration
From the creative team behind the bestselling, Caldecott Medal-winning Finding Winnie comes an extraordinary wartime adventure seen through the eyes of the world's most beloved bear.
Here is a heartwarming imagining of the real journey undertaken by the extraordinary bear who inspired Winnie-the-Pooh. From her early days with her mama in the Canadian forest, to her remarkable travels with the Veterinary Corps across the country and overseas, and all the way to the London Zoo where she met Christopher Robin Milne and inspired the creation of the world's most famous bear, Winnie is on a great war adventure.
This beautifully told story is a triumphant blending of deep research and magnificent imagination. Infused with Sophie Blackall's irresistible renderings of an endearing bear, the book is also woven through with entries from Captain Harry Colebourn's real wartime diaries and contains a selection of artifacts from the Colebourn Family Archives. The result is a one-of-a-kind exploration into the realities of war, the meaning of courage, and the indelible power of friendship, all told through the historic adventures of one extraordinary bear.