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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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list price: $12.95
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published: Sep 2010
ISBN:9781554703630
publisher: Key Porter Books
Description

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 coauthored A Bear in War and Bear on the Homefront using her great-aunt Aileen Rogers' wartime journal, photographs, hundreds of letters, and a stuffed bear named Teddy. A beloved true story that introduces young readers to war gently, A Bear in War was an OLA Silver Birch Express Honour Book and a Children's Literature Roundtables of Canada Information Book Award finalist. Stephanie lives in Tucson, Arizona, where she is the senior medical reporter for the Arizona Daily Star.
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Stephanie Innes coauthored A Bear in War and Bear on the Homefront using her great-aunt Aileen Rogers' wartime journal, photographs, hundreds of letters, and a stuffed bear named Teddy. A beloved true story that introduces young readers to war gently, A Bear in War was an OLA Silver Birch Express Honour Book and a Children's Literature Roundtables of Canada Information Book Award finalist. Stephanie lives in Tucson, Arizona, where she is the senior medical reporter for the Arizona Daily Star.
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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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