A Bear in War

A Bear in War

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Baker & Taylor
Based on a true story, the moving letters of a Canadian family to their father overseas fighting in World War I provides a granddaughter insight to the love and loss they experienced during such a tragic period in history.

Perseus Publishing
Teddy belonged to ten-year-old Aileen Rogers, whose father Lawrence left Aileen, her little brother Howard, and his wife Janet home on the family farm in Quebec when he went to war. Janet and Lawrence exchanged more than 200 letters during his service. Aileen and Howard also wrote their dad ? and Aileen sent her beloved Teddy overseas to help protect him. Sadly, Lawrence died at the battle of Passchendaele. In 2002, his granddaughter Roberta Innes found Teddy and the letters in an old family briefcase. Her findings uncovered how a Canadian family’s strength was tested by war and how a small stuffed bear became an enduring memento of their love. Sensitive text by Harry Endrulat and Roberta’s daughter Stephanie, and Brian Deines’ lovely illustrations bring this unusual story of love and war to life.


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In an account based on a true story, a teddy bear now in the Canada War Museum recounts life in wartime, how the daughter of Lieutenant Lawrence Browning Rogers sent him to her father overseas during World War I, and how he was returned following Rogers' death.
In an account based on a true story, a teddy bear now in the Canada War Museum recounts life in wartime, how the daughter of Lieutenant Lawrence Browning Rogers sent him to her father overseas during World War I, and how he was returned following Rogers'death.

Publisher: Toronto : Key Porter Books, c2008
ISBN: 9781554700974
1554700973
Branch Call Number: JX 940.3 INN
Characteristics: [38] p. :,col. ill. ;,27 cm.
Additional Contributors: Endrulat, Harry
Deines, Brian

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muffinpopcorn
Mar 19, 2017

Excellent story

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bvdm
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.

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afowl
May 30, 2012

Looks sad and sweet

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saly889
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❤☠☣

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trisha07
Apr 29, 2010

Bear is like the girl's family member.

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Christarin
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.

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Lucy63
Apr 27, 2010

So good! Best book ever!

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Preiyanna101
Apr 23, 2010

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

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Tanzeel
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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