Wojtek: War Hero Bear by Jenny Robertson and Tim Archbold
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Source: Love Books Group
Description Of The Book
When a tiny orphaned bear cub is adopted by Polish soldiers during World War II, little does anyone know that little Wojtek will become one of the bravest fighters of them all. As the soldiers train to take part in some of the fiercest fighting of the war, Wojtek grows up, providing headaches and laughter in equal measure as he learns to drink beer, chase horses and wrestle with his human friends. But at Monte Cassino, as the Allies try and dislodge German troops from their mountain-top eyrie, Wojtek, now a fully signed-up solider with his own rank and number, comes into his own, dodging the bullets to carry ammunition to his comrades as they inch their way to victory. After the war, the Polish solders move to Scotland. Wojtek comes too and soon becomes the centre of attention in a new country. But with hostilities ended, how long can he keep his freedom? Best-selling children’s author Jenny Robertson explores the themes of friendship and trust in this moving and inspirational story.
This is a beautiful book for children and adults, a beautiful book of friendship, humanity and trust.
The friendship and connection between a Polish soldier, Piotr, and a little bear cub, Wojtek, will be surprising in the beginning, because how a human could be a friend of a so dangerous species? Love, trust, respect are some of the words that pop into my mind when I think about this friendship. Wojtek will be the light of some of the Polish soldiers, whom instead of focusing on their own problems and war, they will distract themselves with Wojtek.
The story is based on a real story, of course embellished and with some nice touches, but don’t forget that true stories sometimes have a bittersweet ending…
Ready for a beautiful friendship?
About The Author
Jenny Robertson has written numerous books for children and adults – fiction, non-fiction and poetry. Her children’s novels and Bible stories have been widely translated and also read on Yorkshire Television and STV.