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 authors
Linda Granfield has won many awards for her non-fiction/history titles for young readers and adults including the Vicky Metcalf Award for a Body of Work. Her books include In Flanders Fields: The Story of the Poem by John McCrae, Pier 21: Gateway of Hope, Canada Votes and America Votes. She lives in Toronto, Ontario.
Janet Wilson is an award-winning artist and a published author, holding over 50 publishing copyrights in the children's literature field. She graduated with honours from the Ontario College of Art and Design as a mature student, the mother of two little boys. Janet's love of books combined with a particular talent for drawing children has brought her into the world of "kidlit." Her more realistic style lends itself to interpreting the stories of children's favorite authors in producing picture books. Sensitivity to the nuances of facial expressions helps young readers grasp subjects ranging from dealing with death, the arrival of a new baby, the tragedy of war or just wishing your new dress was a different colour. Her awards include Best Illustrated Book in the United States in 2004 for Jasper's Day, Canadian Information Book of the Year for her artwork in In Flanders Fields, and she is the first non-native artist to be awarded the Native Reading Week Award for her illustrations in Solomon's Tree. Janet is a career artist known for her fine art commissioned portraits and still life paintings.
"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."
— CM Magazine
Other titles by Linda Granfield
Brain Quest Canada 5th Edition
Les chênes de Vimy
La route vers la paix
The Vimy Oaks
A Journey to Peace
Sur la route de l'Afghanistan
Brain Quest Canada 4th Edition
Remembering John McCrae
Soldier - Doctor - Poet
Le soldat inconnu
The Unknown Soldier
Canada Votes - 6th Revised Edition
How We Elect Our Government
How Our President Is Elected
Other titles by Janet Wilson
How Kids are Taking Action
How Kids Are Making a Difference
Severn and the Day She Silenced the World
How kids are changing the world
Shannen and the Dream for a School
How kids are saving the planet
True Stories of Young Activists
A Story of Remembrance