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Where Poppies Grow
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Linda Granfield is the author of 20 nonfiction titles including Where Poppies Grow, which was awarded the Children's Literature Roundtables of Canada Information Book Award and In Flanders Fields. She lives in Toronto, Ontario.

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Gr 4-7 A haunting, moving scrapbook of the Great War from a Canadian point of view. Each spread covers a topic such as trench warfare, daily life, or patriotism. The book is filled with black-and-white and color period photographs, pages from training manuals, ads, postcards, cartoons, paintings, propaganda, etc. Two sections offer personal information on soldiers-one who returned to Canada a broken man and one who didn't make it home. While there are better sources for report writers, this book will invite serious students and browsers alike; the horrors of the war are fully realized here. A compelling portfolio. -Anne Chapman Callaghan, Racine Public Library, WI Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

History comes to life in a trio of titles. Where Poppies Grow: A World War I Companion by Linda Granfield illustrates the tragic era in scrapbook style. Throughout, vintage postcards (written by soldiers to their loved ones at home), photographs and memorabilia such as propaganda posters, books and "Infantry Training" cards that were inserted in cigarette packs share space with accessible and informative text. The title references a line from "In Flanders Fields," which Granfield calls "the most popular poem of the Great War." (May) Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

A haunting, moving scrapbook of the Great War...this book will invite serious students and browsers alike; the horrors of the war are fully realized here. A compelling portfolio. - School Library Journal "A haunting, moving scrapbook of the Great War...this book will invite serious students and browsers alike; the horrors of the war are fully realized here. A compelling portfolio." -- School Library Journal"Where Poppies Grow is a haunting, moving scrapbook of the Great War from a Canadian point of view. . . With photographs, memorabilia and anecdotes, the Canadian author brings readers face to face with people from all walks of life who risked everything for their country." -- North Bay Nugget "Where Poppies Grow provides an excellent survey of how the lives of young people and adults were affected by World War I. Containing photos of postcards and other WWI artifacts, this short book includes an amazing amount of information about the lives of soldiers, civilians, and children during WWI. The sacrifices made by everyday people are explained well, and the tragedies of war are explained in an age-appropriate manner. There is enough information here to help a young person write a report about the war and to inspire them to wish to read more." (4 out of 5 Stars) -- Lane Education Service District

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