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