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Product description

Utterly essential. The stirring tale of the Remembrance Day poppy, told by the author of War Horse. In 1915, in war-torn Belgium, a soldier named John McCrae writes the famous poem In Flanders Fields. But neither he nor the local village girl who saves a discarded draft of it has any idea of the huge power it will exert on generations to come… Michael Morpurgo teams up once again with master illustrator Michael Foreman to tell a haunting story from the First World War trenches. And who better to tell it than this legendary duo? A story about remembrance. A book you’ll never forget.

  • A haunting tale of remembrance by a legendary team
  • Explains the origin and legacy of the poppy symbol
  • By the author of War Horse and Private Peaceful
  • Beautiful illustrations by the creator of War Game

50p per paperback from the sale of POPPY FIELD in the UK will be paid to Royal British Legion Trading Limited which gives its taxable profits to The Royal British Legion (Charity no. 219279).

Product Details

Catalogue number

6552 in Rewards Catalogue 2019/20

Format

Paperback

ISBN

9781407189413

Date published

October 4th, 2018

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Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 5.9; Middle years; 1.0 points

Other details
  • 80 pages
Condition

New

UK edition

Author/Illustrator

Michael Morpurgo

8025 morpurgo 206731

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  1. Annemarie
    on 6 November 2019

    So many memories

    I was drawn in by the wonderful poppies. My mother was Belgian,from Ypres, and met my father when he was stationned there in the war. Our many childhood holidays were spent visiting relatives who had farms in and around the places mentionned in the story. The poppy fields, menin gate, bugle playing all evoke beautiful memories of happy times spent in a place that had seen such horrors. A wonderful story woven round the tradition of the poppy. I am ordering further copies for my father and my grown up children...Lest we forget

    5out of 5

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