The Legend of the Teddy Bear

By Frank Murphy

Reading Level: Late Elementary School
Genre: Fiction
Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press 2000

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The legend of how Teddy Roosevelt's refusal to shoot a cornered bear inspired the name of a popular children's toy.

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Caldecott Medal

Most distinguished American picture book for children (annually).

Coretta Scott King Award

Distinguished books by authors and illustrators of African descent which promote an understanding and appreciation of the American dream (annually).

Golden Kite Award

Outstanding examples of text, illustration, fiction and nonfiction (four awards annually).

Newbery Medal

Most distinguished contribution to American literature for children (annually).

Scott O'Dell Historical Fiction Award

Outstanding work of historical fiction published by a U.S. publisher set in the New World.