A Bear in War by Stephanie InnesA Bear in War by Stephanie Innes

A Bear in War

byStephanie Innes, Harry EndrulatIllustratorBrian Deines

Hardcover | September 4, 2012

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In 1915, 37-year-old Lawrence Browning Rogers enlisted in the Fifth Canadian Mounted Rifles, leaving behind his wife, two children, and their farm in East Farnham, Quebec. Over the next two and a half years, the family exchanged hundreds of letters, and daughter Aileen sent her beloved Teddy overseas to keep her father safe. Teddy returned home safely, but Lieutenant Rogers did not. He was killed in the battle of Passchendaele. Eighty-five years later, Lawrence's granddaughter found Teddy, the letters, and other war memorabilia packed away in a briefcase. And she discovered a moving story of one family's love and sacrifice - a story shared by the families of so many soldiers who have lost their lives in the defense of their country. Accompanied by family photographs and Brian Deine's poignant art, A Bear in War is more than one family's testament to a brave soldier. It is a gentle introduction to war, to Remembrance Day, and to the honor of those who have served their countries.
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 Literatur...
Title:A Bear in WarFormat:HardcoverDimensions:40 pages, 10.3 × 9.35 × 0.4 inPublished:September 4, 2012Publisher:Pajama Press Inc.Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1927485126

ISBN - 13:9781927485125


Rated 5 out of 5 by from WWI story Go see the real bear if you're ever in Ottawa - he's at the War Museum. Sad, sweet story for Remembrance Day.
Date published: 2017-03-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Touching Really liked this book when I read it for a reading club when I was little. Meaningful story with great impact.
Date published: 2017-01-24

Editorial Reviews

[A] powerful, moving piece of literature – a picture book destined to become a Canadian classic. - Oak Bay News - 20161121