From Harry Potter to Winnie the Pooh, beloved children's books shape lives
Reading a good book can transport us to another place. And when a story captures the imagination of a child, it can stay with them forever.
To the Canadian writer Lindsay Mattick, Winnie the Pooh is like family... in a way. Her great-grandfather, Harry Colbourn, was the First World War soldier who first came to love a little bear cub he called Winnie, after his hometown of Winnipeg.
The silly old bear is easily one of the most adored children's characters of the last century and the current one as well.
In her book, Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear, Mattick shares the tale of Winnie the Pooh, an unlikely First World War legacy.
J.K. Rowling's best-selling book Harry Potter series will go down in history as a cultural and corporate juggernaut.
But for some, the boy wizard came to represent more than just magic and merchandise.
In the documentary, All Was Well, CBC producer Shannon Higgins explores how Harry Potter's wizarding-world became an intensely formative experience that helped shape a generation.