The Children’s Museum is a beloved space of many patrons of The Grace Museum. Although used mostly as a learning and discovery space, the Children’s Museum plans to be a space for education. Readings are held for families on the famous mini-Paramount stage, with an art activity in the children’s diner after. This month’s featured book is Finding Winnie by Lindsay Mattick.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Lindsay Mattick is the author of Finding Winnie, a new picture book which explores her family’s unique connection to the world’s most famous bear, Winnie-the-Pooh. As the great-granddaughter of Captain Harry Colebourn, the Canadian soldier and veterinarian that bought and trained the bear cub that went on to inspire author A.A. Milne, Lindsay grew up thinking of Winnie as her own ‘great-grandbear’. She has shared her family’s story as a radio documentary, spearheaded an original exhibition, and participated in Canada’s National Arts Council UK tour to commemorate WWI. Lindsay works in public relations and lives with her family in Toronto, Canada.
ABOUT THE BOOK
A #1 New York Times Bestseller and Winner of the 2016 Caldecott Medal
Before Winnie-the-Pooh, there was a real bear named Winnie. And she was a girl!
In 1914, Harry Colebourn, a veterinarian on his way to tend horses in World War I, followed his heart and rescued a baby bear. He named her Winnie, after his hometown of Winnipeg, and he took the bear to war. Harry Colebourn's real-life great-granddaughter tells the true story of a remarkable friendship and an even more remarkable journey--from the fields of Canada to a convoy across the ocean to an army base in England...
And finally to the London Zoo, where Winnie made another new friend: a real boy named Christopher Robin. Here is the remarkable true story of the bear who inspired Winnie-the-Pooh.