Posts Tagged ‘stephanie-innes’

Honouring Aileen Rogers

May 12th, 2016

International Nurses’ Day is celebrated around the world on May 12 to mark the generosity and contributions of nurses everywhere, past and present. The date also marks Florence Nightingale’s birthdate; she’s the nurse many consider the founder of modern nursing. Today we’d like to take the opportunity to honour our favourite historical nurse, Aileen Rogers, […]

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The New York Times reviews Bear on the Homefront

January 6th, 2015

“With well-paced storytelling and soft, nostalgic watercolor illustrations, this follow-up to the World War I picture book “A Bear in War” tells another true story of the stuffed bear Teddy, this one set during World War II. Teddy’s owner, Aileen, who as a child had sent Teddy to her father while he was in Europe […]

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SLJ reviews “heartwarming” Bear on the Homefront

October 1st, 2014

“In this companion piece to Bear in War (2012), Teddy the stuffed bear provides comfort to two young children who have been evacuated from England to Canada during World War II. In the first book, Teddy is the real-life connection between Aileen Rogers and her father who was fighting on the front lines in World […]

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49th Shelf‘s Most Anticipated Fall 2014 Kids’ Books

August 27th, 2014

“Bear on the Homefront (September), by Stephanie Innes, Harry Endurulat, and Brian Deines, follows up their acclaimed book, A Bear in War, to tell the story of Canada’s “wartime guests,” the British children who were evacuated to Canada during World War Two. Iconic Canadian painter Ted Harrison’s own life story is told in A Brush Full of […]

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Publishers Weekly reviews Bear on the Homefront

August 19th, 2014

“…Rendered in a muted palette, Deines’s lush oil paintings showcase the Canadian landscape as the children make their way by train to Winnipeg to live on a family’s farm until the war ends. Once again, Teddy narrates the story, and his separation from Aileen tenderly mirrors the children’s distance from their parents…” Click here to […]

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Kirkus Reviews Praises Bear on the Homefront

August 12th, 2014

A brother and sister evacuated from England during World War II gather strength from a tiny teddy bear. Grace and William are sent from their home to live with a host family in Canada until the war is over. On arrival, the pair meets Aileen, a nurse who travels with all of the children to […]

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Books to Remember World War I

July 28th, 2014

One hundred years ago today, Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia, launching the Great War that we know today as World War I. Pajama Press is honoured to work with authors and illustrators who create books about this war for new generations, passing on memories of the past so that it need never be repeated. Dance […]

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