A Bear In War

A Bear in War Book Cover In 1915, ten-year-old Aileen Rogers’ father, Lawrence Browning Rogers, enlisted in the Fifth Canadian Mounted Rifles.  Aileen, left in Quebec with her mother and younger brother, sent her precious stuffed Teddy bear to the front lines in Europe to protect him.  Teddy came home to the Rogers farm.  Lieutenant Rogers did not.  He was killed at the battle of Passchendaele in Belgium.  In 2002, Lawrence’s granddaughter found Teddy, letter, and war memorabilia in a family briefcase.  This moving story, narrated by Teddy, is accompanied by family photographs, newspaper cuttings, and warm oil paintings.  Today Teddy lives in a glass display in the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa, Canada. mjw
Title: A Bear In War
Author: Stephanie Innes and Harry Endrulat
: Brian Deines
: Pajama Press, reprint edition
: 2013
Original language
: English
Original publisher
: Key Porter Books Limited, Canada
Original copyright
: 2008
: 978-1-927485-12-5
Hardcover pages
: 40
Age range
: 6-9
: Picture book
Book setting
: Canada
Author’s residence
: United States, Canada
Illustrator’s residence
: Canada
: Silver Birch Award Shortlist, 2009 Vancouver Children’s Literature Roundtable Information Book Finalist
: Canada, Father and child, North America, Soldiers, Teddy Bears, World War I

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