Where Poppies Grow

Where Poppies Grow

A World War I Companion

Book - 2001
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Finalist for the Silver Birch Award

Winner of the 2002 Information Book Award

When World War I began in 1914, no one knew that millions of young people would die in the agonizing years ahead. No one imagined the effect it would have on family life, or that whole villages would disappear, or that entire nations would be changed forever. They believed their sons and daughters, mothers and fathers would be home by Christmas. They were tragically mistaken.

With photos, memorabilia, and anecdotes, Linda Granfield brings us face-to-face with people from all walks of life who risked everything for their country. These painstakingly-gathered bits and pieces are remnants of conflict on a scale never before witnessed. Hastily-penned letters, notes written in code, and prayers for deliverance form an eloquent portrait of humanity, and a startling comment on the devastation of war.

Publisher: Toronto : Stoddart, c2001.
ISBN: 9780773733190
Characteristics: 48 p. :,ill. (some col.) ;,24 x 28 cm.


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Mar 23, 2010

This book is so sad and emotional about the war and lots of people died. So now we remember them every year, and think about what they had done to make our world a better place!

Mar 23, 2010

This is a emotional story based on how people fought in war. Some died, some survived. But we all celebrate them every year showing that we care about them. It is sad sometimes when i read cause so many suffered from the war

Mar 10, 2010

This book is read by lots of people and also this book is very emotional to me because my grandfather fought in war but survived and had taken 2 bullets in the arm.

Apr 08, 2009

This book is really interesting. its great if you are interested in WW1

Jan 09, 2009

Has interesting information but not the best to do whole report on.

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