|Love fairy tales and mythology?|
Fans of mermaids, dragons, unicorns, and other mythical creatures?
Enjoy when a beloved classic tale is retold?
A Twist in the Tail Thursdays features all this and more!
You guys, I TEARED UP reading this book. I had NO CLUE that the beloved character Winnie the Pooh was based on a real bear. I had no clue that his name was short for Winnipeg, Canada (A place where one of my dearest friends lives). I had no clue that this was a true tale of war. Even Christopher Robin is a real person! I just...
I HAD NO CLUE.
This book taught me so much history, and it was such a joy to read. I love the way there are real pictures at the end of the Winnie and of Harry Colebourn. I'm obsessed with the fact that this book was written by Harry Colebourn's great granddaughter...and she is telling the story to HER son, Cole, who was named after his great great grandfather. I LOVE THIS CONNECTION. I love it so much!!! That alone makes me tear up, tbh.
There's an amazing video on YouTube where Lindsay Mattick talks about her inspiration in writing this true story, as well as several gorgeous pictures of Winnie and Harry:
If you're still looking for a great gift for a child, or if you're a history buff, or if you're a huge Winnie the Pooh fan---or giving a child the original stories as a gift--please consider picking up FINDING WINNIE: The True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear. It's a precious story that will remain in your heart long after the last page is turned!