A Poppy Is to Remember

A Poppy Is to Remember

Book - 2004
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How did the bright red poppy that we all wear in November become Canada's symbol of honouring those who fought for our freedom on Remembrance Day?

Moving text coupled with stunning illustrations by Governor General's Award-winning artist Ron Lightburn explain the symbolism behind the poppy.

A bonus for teachers is the five-page spread all about the poem, "In Flanders Fields," Canada's wartime and peacekeeping endeavours, and the adoption of the poppy as our Remembrance Day emblem.

Publisher: Toronto, Ont. : Scholastic Canada Ltd., 2004.
Copyright Date: ©2004
ISBN: 9780545999816
Branch Call Number: J 394.264 PAT
Characteristics: 30 pages :,illustrations, portraits ;,27 cm
Additional Contributors: Lightburn, Ron


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This nonfiction title for younger readers shares how the poppy became the symbol for those who fought in war. Included is the text of "In Flanders Fields" as well as information about Canada at war and our peacekeeping missions. Stunning illustrations by Ron LIghtburn.

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Nov 20, 2012

An excellent book with paintings depicting a little of war but in a gentle way. The book explains what Remembrance Day is about and why people wear poppies in November in a simple format with only one or two sentences per page. However, at the back of the book, the author describes in more detail the wars that Canada participated in and the events that surrounded them.

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Nov 20, 2012

6semkereaders thinks this title is suitable for All Ages


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