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A Bear in War

by Stephanie Innes & Harry Endrulat, illustrated by Brian Deines

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dolls & puppets, toys, military & wars, multigenerational
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published: Sep 2010
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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 Lieutenant 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. In A Bear in War, Stephanie Innes (Lawrence’s great-granddaughter) and Harry Endrulat tell Teddy’s remarkable story. The tale is brought to life through Brian Deines’ poignant art, resulting in a powerful, moving piece of literature — a picture book destined to become a Canadian classic.

About the Authors
Stephanie Innes is the great-granddaughter of Lawrence Browning Rogers. She lives in Tucson, Arizona, where she is the medical reporter for the Arizona Daily Star, as well as an adjunct instructor of journalism at the University of Arizona.
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Stephanie Innes is the great-granddaughter of Lawrence Browning Rogers. She lives in Tucson, Arizona, where she is the medical reporter for the Arizona Daily Star, as well as an adjunct instructor of journalism at the University of Arizona.
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Writer and editor Harry Endrulat is the coauthor of A Bear in War, which was an honour book for both the OLA Silver Birch Express Award and the Children’s Literature Round­tables of Canada Information Book Award, as well as its sequel, Bear on the Homefront. Among others, he has also written numerous books for the Max & Ruby series and The Adventures of Franklin and Friends collection. Harry lives with his family in Southern Ontario.
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Contributor Notes

Stephanie Innes is the great-granddaughter of Lawrence Browning Rogers. She lives in Tucson, Arizona.

Harry Endrulat has written numerous books for the Max & Ruby series (based on the popular show on Treehouse TV). He lives with his wife and children in Southern Ontario.

Brian Deines is a well-known, award-winning illustrator of children’s books, including Sky Sisters, Bear on the Train, Caribou Song and Dragon Fly Kites. Deines resides in Toronto.

Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
6 to 10
Grade:
k to 4

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A Bear in War

Discover the true story of how a Canadian family’s strength was tested during World War I and how a tiny stuffed bear named Teddy became an enduring memento of their love. Teddy now lives in a glass display case at the Canadian War Museum and is one of its most beloved exhibits.

Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Best Books for Kids & Teens. 2009.

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