In Flanders Fields: The Story of the Poem by John McCrae

Category: Book
By (author): Granfield, Linda
Illustrated By: Wilson, Janet
Subject:  JUVENILE FICTION / Historical / Military & Wars
  JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / Canada / Post-Confederation (1867-)
  JUVENILE NONFICTION / Poetry / General
Audience: children/juvenile
Publisher: Fitzhenry and Whiteside
Published: October 2014
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 32
Size: 8.50in x 11.00in x 0.13in
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$ 20.50
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Additional Notes

From The Publisher*
With new introduction!

In May 2015, "In Flanders Fields," one of the most popular poems ever written on the subject of war, marked 100 years since it was written. This special edition celebrates that emotional anniversary.

John McCrae's poem has been recited by many generations who have embraced and continue to cherish its underlying message of respect for the fallen, longing for peace and its call to action.

In this award-winning book, the lines of the celebrated poem are interwoven with fascinating information about the First World War (1914-1918) and details of daily life in the trenches in Europe. Also included are accounts of McCrae's experience in his field hospital and the circumstances that led to the writing of "In Flanders Fields."

  • New introduction by noted historian Dr. Tim Cook of the Canadian War Museum.
  • Vibrant new painting by Janet Wilson on the cover.
  • Original text, maps, and evocative paintings of the acclaimed, now classic, 1995 edition.
  • An invaluable reference for classroom studies of war and remembrance.
  • A lasting gift for history buffs, veterans, and families determined never to forget the sacrifices of war.
Review Quote*
"A fine introduction to the poem, the man, and the war that could serve as a focal point for discussions of Veterans Day..."
- School Library Journal

"No library should be without this book."
Highly Recommended."
- CM Magazine

Biographical NoteLinda Granfield
is the author of thirty non-fiction books for young readers and adults; each title reflects her lifelong interest in history. She has received numerous awards for her books, which cover themes such as immigration, slavery, and war and remembrance. Linda has written about the First and Second World Wars, the Korean War, and the war in Afghanistan. Linda lives in Toronto, Ontario. Please visit her website at

Janet Wilson
is the award-winning author and illustrator of over fifty books for young people. Inspired by the philosophy of Gandhi, "To reach peace we must begin with the children," her non-fiction books address vital global issues of social, indigenous, and environmental justice. Janet lives in Eden Mills, Ontario. Her website can be found at