A Bear in War

By Stephanie Innes and Harry Endrulat

This is a great yearly read for Remembrance Day or if you are looking for a living, history book. Told at a child’s level it brings across some events of World War I and what life was like for children to live during that time.

From the Epilogue:

A Bear in War was inspired by the true story of “Teddy”, a stuffed bear that was sent to the front lines during World War I.

Teddy belonged to ten-year-old Aileen Rogers, who lived with her family on a farm in East Farnham, Quebec. Her father, Lawrence Browning Rogers, enlisted in the Fifth Canadian Mounted Rifles at the age of thirty-six in 1915.

This book tells Lawrence Browning Rogers’ story through the eyes of Aileen’s teddy bear, which now sits in the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa, Ontario.


Ages: 5 and up

Available from the Hamilton Public Library


Reviewer: Meagan


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