Bear in War

Bear in War

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In 1916, at the height of the First World War, a Canadian teddy bear travelled all the way to France in a care package destined for Lawrence Browning Rogers--a gift from his ten-year-old daughter, Aileen. When Teddy returned from the front lines, more than a year later, he did so alone: Lieutenant Rogers, along with many other Canadian soldiers, died at the battle of Passchendaele. Today, Teddy resides in a glass display case at the Canadian War Museum--one of the most beloved exhibits in the building. Small and brown and nothing at all like a modern stuffed bear, Teddy has an amazing story to tell. In 2002 Lawrence's granddaughter, Roberta Rogers Innes, found Teddy, the letters and other war memorabilia inside a large family briefcase. As she delved deeper, Roberta discovered how a Canadian family's strength was tested during the First World War and how a tiny bear became an enduring memento of their love. Now, in A Bear in War , Stephanie Innes (Roberta's daughter) and Harry Endrulat share Teddy's remarkable story--from his life in East Farnham, Quebec, and his voyage overseas to his eventual journey home. Each chapter in Teddy's tale is brought to life through Brian Deines' poignant art. The result is a powerful, moving piece of literature--a picture book destined to become a Canadian classic.
Publisher: Toronto : Key Porter Books, c2008
ISBN: 9781554700974
Branch Call Number: EASY 940.3 INN 2008
Characteristics: [38] p. : col. ill.
Additional Contributors: Deines, Brian, illus
Endrulat, Harry


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Mar 19, 2017

Excellent story

Sep 27, 2016

Excellent story! We reread it every November as a Remembrance Day read aloud.

forbesrachel Aug 17, 2012

A good story to get children to start learning about the world wars.

May 30, 2012

Looks sad and sweet

May 04, 2010

i just cant belive its a true story.but its my second fav book 1rs is dear tony. there is a teacher in my school and his firs name is TONYƸ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ ☀✗★☆㋡❤☠☣

Apr 29, 2010

Bear is like the girl's family member.

Apr 29, 2010

I love this book, because it shows that something so small can be vey helpful and can last a long time. The bear will bring back memories to the kids in the book.

Apr 27, 2010

So good! Best book ever!

Apr 23, 2010

A Bear in War is my favourite Express book, and I love the fact that "Teddy" was an important momentum!

Apr 22, 2010

This book was amazing, this book should win this year Harbourfront. If I get a chance to vote I will vote this book

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