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1. In Flanders Fields: The Story
2. A Crown of Life: The World of
3. In Flanders Fields

1. In Flanders Fields: The Story of John McCrae
by John F. Prescott
 Paperback: 144 Pages (1985-06)
list price: US$9.00
Isbn: 0919783074
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2. A Crown of Life: The World of John McCrae
by Dianne Graves
Paperback: 300 Pages (1998-12-01)
list price: US$16.95 -- used & new: US$118.66
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Asin: 1550680919
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Book Description
Born in Canada, McCrae served in the South African War before carving out a career as an eminent doctor. It was during the Great War, while serving in 1915 as both an artillery and medical officer in the Second Battle of Ypres, that he wrote his famous poem In Flanders Fields, that was inspirational in the adoption of the poppy as the symbol of remembrance.

Set against a background of nearly half a century of history, Dianne Graves brings alive in fascinating detail John McCrae and his world; some of the people he knew and met among them Rudyard Kipling, Leo Amery, Sir Alexander Fleming, and Stephen Leacock, the threads that linked their lives; and the story of four people who, after the war, were instrumental in the events that led to poppies being manufactured and sold to raise funds. ... Read more

3. In Flanders Fields
by John Mccrae
Hardcover: Pages (1996-10-01)
list price: US$15.95 -- used & new: US$8.98
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Asin: 0385322283
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Book Description
John McCrae's 'In Flanders Fields', written from the terrible trenches of Ypres in 1915, is interwoven with fascinating information about the First World War, details of daily life in the trenches, and a description of the tragic circumstances that led to the writing of the poem. Janet Wilson's evocative paintings provide a stunning visual interpretation of the work. ... Read more

Customer Reviews (4)

4-0 out of 5 stars In Flander's Field
A valuable book for those who wish to remind their children - and themselves - of the utter horrors of a brutal war.While not for very young children, it would be a great way to get one's family to think about war and its violence and, sometimes, its absolute necessity.

5-0 out of 5 stars A story that should be shared
This lovely book is a perfect introduction to Veteran's Day or Remembrance Day or World War I. The story of John McCrea and WWI flows through the book, interspersed with lines from the poem, "In Flanders fields." It discusses the significance of the date, November 11 and supplies interesting details from the period.Over two page spreads Wilson also interprets lines from the poem with lovely paintings that fill in more information about soldier life.

This book is very popular with kids who like nonfiction "war" books.

Cultural references to this poem abound. The poem is a classic that should be shared with young people today.

5-0 out of 5 stars Every child should know this poem
Growing up in Canada, I and every other child knew this poem inside and out. Every Rememberence Day[Nov.11th], we recited it, wore our poppies and then walked down to the cemetery to commemorate all the soldiers who died during the different wars. We talked about it in class for a few weeks.I gave it to my children after I found the book at a Canadian bookstore the week of it's release. They in turn took it school and their teachers read it to their classes. As a education major, I will use it in my studies and then as a teacher for my class to learn about the World Wars. The art work is beautiful and the story enclosed is lovely too, if ever can be of a book about war. It's too bad this isn't used over here in the States.

5-0 out of 5 stars In Flanders Field
I read this book while resting my feet at Book Expo 2000. At least three people stopped to ask me about it because they were so taken by the illustrations.This picture book for young people intersperses breathtaking illustrations for the poem "In Flanders Field" withbackground on World War I and the story of the writing of this poem. Adeeply affecting and touching book, it will give young people a personalview of war, particularly this war. Unfortunately, many children as well asadults know nothing about World War I. This book is a fine introduction anda good war to broach a painful topic. By any standard, it is well-wellwritten and thoughtful. ... Read more

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