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By Siobhan Starrs The Associated Press

A very special bear: New children’s book chronicles the real story behind ‘Winnie-the-Pooh’

LONDON Lindsay Mattick’s great-grandfather was on his way to fight in World War I when he bought a bear cub he named Winnie, inspiring author A.A. Milne to create the timeless character Winnie-the-Pooh. Now, Mattick has written a new children’s book chronicling the real-life story behind the bear.