|By (author):||Granfield, Linda|
|Illustrated By:||Wilson, Janet|
|Subject:||JUVENILE FICTION / Historical / Military & Wars|
|JUVENILE NONFICTION / General|
|JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / Canada / Post-Confederation (1867-)|
|JUVENILE NONFICTION / Poetry / General|
|Publisher:||Fitzhenry and Whiteside|
|Size:||8.50in x 11.00in x 0.13in|
|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."
"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."
|Biographical Note||Linda 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 www.lindagranfield.com