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In Flanders Fields: The Story of the Poem by John McCrae (Hardcover)
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Children's Literature Roundtables of Canada Information Book Award winner
Canadian Library Association Honour Book
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.
About the Author
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 lindagranfield.com 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 janetwilson.ca