Winnie’s Great War

HarperCollins Canada

Lindsay Mattick

Lindsay Mattick is the great granddaughter of Captain Harry Colebourn, the British-Canadian soldier who bought a bear cub at the start of World War One that went on to inspire A.A. Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh. She is the author of the New York Times and Canadian bestselling children’s book Finding Winnie, and the co-author of Winnie’s Great War which was recently nominated for the 2018 Governor General Literary Award. Finding Winnie has been translated into over 10 languages and won the prestigious 2016 Caldecott Medal. Her efforts to share her family story led her to spearhead an original exhibition in 2014, Remembering the Real Winnie: The World’s Most Famous Bear Turns 100, with Ryerson University which is now on display at the Assiniboine Park Zoo in Winnipeg, Canada as well as participate in Canada’s National Arts Council UK tour to commemorate WWI. Based in Toronto, she has shared Harry and Winnie’s story around the world from the Lincoln Centre in New York City to the House at Pooh Corner near the hundred acre wood in East Sussex and is a sought after speaker and media guest around the world. She lives in Toronto’s Beach neighbourhood with her husband and two kids, and is the co-founder and Creative Director of award-winning public relations firm Pomp & Circumstance.


Finding Winnie, 2015, Harper Collins Canada
Winnie’s Great War, 2018, Harper Collins Canada


Twitter / Instagram / Facebook: @lindsaymattick

Josh Greenhut

Josh Greenhut is the author of more than fifteen books for children, including a number of Flat Stanley’s Worldwide Adventures. He worked behind the scenes as a story editor on the Caldecott Award-winning picture book Finding Winnie, before co-authoring Winnie’s Great War with Lindsay Mattick. Once upon a time, he worked as an assistant to Lemony Snicket. He lives in Toronto with his family and their dog, Millie.


Instagram: @joshgreenhut