Winnie-the-Pooh: The Forgotten Connection | jamesosbornenovels


With thanks to Olga for posting the link on Facebook and to James Osborne for writing it.

Special thanks to CBC Radio for an interview that resurrected this little-known story about the origins of Winnie-the-Pooh. Here’s a summary.    Winnie-the-Pooh was born in Canada! Well, sort of. I…

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Take care and keep laughing!

Sarah

27 thoughts on “Winnie-the-Pooh: The Forgotten Connection | jamesosbornenovels

  1. As a born and bred Winnipeger, I love that Winnie is one of our most famous exports! He is a magical little bear whose stories and quotes stay with you for life- my favourite? “As soon as I saw you, I knew an adventure was going to happen”. Cheers!!

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    1. I can quite understand your pride! Oh, Pooh is the bee’s knees! Lovely quote. My favourite is “Pooh!” he whispered. “Yes, Piglet?” “Nothing,” said Piglet, taking Pooh’s paw. “I just wanted to be sure of you.”

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      1. You won’t be disappointed. 🙂 “Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear” by Lindsay Maltick. There is another one by Sally Walker as well. Please let know what you think. Really!

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  2. Lovely story. Reminds me of another bear in the army story. Wojkek was adopted as a bear cub and served with the Polish army, carrying boxes of munitions at Monte Cassino. He liked a smoke and a bottle of beer. When the Poles eventually arrivied in Scotland Wojkek remained with them in a camp in the Borders until the soldiers returned to Poland. Wojkek then went to Edinburgh zoo. There’s now a statue to him in Edinburgh’s Princes Street Gardens. If you google him you’ll find lots of links.

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  3. We stopped at the Winnie the Pooh flower garden and statue in White River last year on our cross country jaunt in our RV. There’s a shop just up the way that sells the best doughnuts ever! 😀

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