While nearly everyone has a memory of their own favorite tattered teddy bear, the details of the day President Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt refused to shoot a bear have been lost to time. Now, nearly 100 years later, the legend that has grown around that fateful encounter will captivate you in this delightful tale. In 1902, New York candy shop owners Rose and Morris Michtom created a stuffed animal patterned after the helpless bear that President Theodore Roosevelt refused to shoot during a trip to Mississippi. The Michtoms were inspired by Clifford Berryman's cartoon illustration of the story that appeared in their newspaper. Gijsbert van Frankenhuyzen brings his magical touch to another great American legend with illustratons for the origins of America's favorite stuffed animal and how it got its name. Author Frank Murphy shares the history and lucky timing of two candy store entrepreneurs who took the story of President Theodore Roosevelt's warm-hearted gesture in refusing to shoot a cornered bear and turned it into a legend of the toy world. Relive the memory of your own timeless, tattered "Teddy's bear" with The Legend of the Teddy Bear.