Remembering John McCrae

Category: Book
By (author): Granfield, Linda
Subject:  JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / General
  JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Historical
Audience: children/juvenile
Awards: OLA Silver Birch Award, Non-Fiction (2011) Short-listed
Hackmatack Children's Choice Award (Atlantic Canada) (2011) Short-listed
IODE Toronto Jean Throop Award (2010) Winner
Publisher: Scholastic Canada Ltd
Published: September 2011
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 40
Size: 10.00in x 8.01in x 0.18in
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From The Publisher*This award-winning tribute to the author of "In Flanders Fields" is now available in paperback.

"In Flanders Fields the poppies blow/Between the crosses, row on row..."

Every Canadian student, teacher, and parent can recite these powerful words. But behind every poem is a poet who lived, breathed, and in this case, led an extraordinary life. Despite John McCrae reaching Canadian icon status, his life story has been largely unknown.

In Remembering John McCrae, Linda Granfield, one of Canada's finest historians and celebrated authors of non-fiction for young readers, has compiled a beautiful tribute. In an accessible "scrapbook" style, more than one hundred photos, paintings, and documents are displayed to help create an intimate portrait of a true hero. Readers will learn about his life as a doctor and teacher of medicine, about his tour of duty in the Boer War, and of course, about his service in WWI, where he experienced a loss so profound it moved him to write "In Flanders Fields."

Biographical NoteLinda Granfield is the award-winning and bestselling author of a number of non-fiction books. In creating Remembering John McCrae, Linda wanted to "introduce young Canadians to Baby Jack in his striped stockings and follow him as he became a soldier and a doctor, teased his young nieces and nephews, and mended the wounded in WWI." Linda lives in Toronto, Ontario.