This would make a great addition to any personal library or as a gift to a veteran.
This book is a tribute to the famous poem, its creator, John McCrae, and to the poppy which has come to symbolize remembrance of the fallen in battle. Lines of the poem are interwoven with background information about the First World War, details of daily life in the trenches, accounts of poet-doctor John McCrae’s experiences in the field hospital and a description of the tragic circumstances that led to the writing of the poem in 1915. Paintings interpret the poem line by line. Archival materials also illustrate a text that is a moving testament for today’s readers of all ages.
1997 Red Cedar Award for Non-fiction, winner (The Young Readers’ Choice Awards Society of British Columbia)
Books for the Teen Age, 1997–(selected by New York Public Library)
1997 International Reading Association Teachers’ Choice Book
White Ravens 1997 selection (Internationale Jugendbibliothek/International Children’s Library, Munich)
1997 Regional Winner of the Silver Birch Award (Ontario Library Association)
1996 Information Book Award (Children’s Literature Roundtables of Canada)
1996 Honour Book, Non-fiction (Canadian Library Association)
1996 Honour Book, text (Canadian Library Association)
1996 The Year’s Best (Resource Links)
1996 IODE Book Award (Imperial Order of the Daughters of the Empire- Toronto chapter)
Our Choice selection (Canadian Children’s Book Centre)
Thanks to Linda for the donation. http://www.lindagranfield.com
- This auction will run from today until 11:59 pm Est June 9th and is open to North America.
- All bids will be in Canadian funds.
- Bids must increase by at least a dollar.