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Children's Nonfiction Historical

Remembering John McCrae

Soldier - Doctor - Poet

by (author) Linda Granfield

Scholastic Canada Ltd
Initial publish date
Sep 2011
Recommended Age
8 to 12
Recommended Grade
3 to 7
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Sep 2011
    List Price

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This award-winning tribute to the author of "In Flanders Fields" is now available in paperback.

"In Flanders Fields the poppies blow/Between the crosses, row on row..."

Every Canadian student, teacher, and parent can recite these powerful words. But behind every poem is a poet who lived, breathed, and in this case, led an extraordinary life. Despite John McCrae reaching Canadian icon status, his life story has been largely unknown.

In Remembering John McCrae, Linda Granfield, one of Canada's finest historians and celebrated authors of non-fiction for young readers, has compiled a beautiful tribute. In an accessible "scrapbook" style, more than one hundred photos, paintings, and documents are displayed to help create an intimate portrait of a true hero. Readers will learn about his life as a doctor and teacher of medicine, about his tour of duty in the Boer War, and of course, about his service in WWI, where he experienced a loss so profound it moved him to write "In Flanders Fields."

About the author

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.

Linda Granfield's profile page


  • Short-listed, Hackmatack Children's Choice Award (Atlantic Canada)
  • Short-listed, OLA Silver Birch Award, Non-Fiction
  • Winner, IODE Jean Throop Award

Other titles by Linda Granfield