In Flanders Fields

In Flanders Fields

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Early on Christmas morning the guns stop firing through the ruined landscape. A young soldier peers through a periscope over the top of the trench. Way out in no man’s land, he sees a small red shape moving on the barbed wire. A brightly colored robin is trapped, one wing flapping helplessly. Now in paperback, In Flanders Fields tells the story of a young homesick World War I soldier who risks his life to cross the desolate space and rescue the robin from the barbed wire that separates the opposing forces in their trenches. Brian Harrison-Lever’s striking artwork and Norman Jorgensen’s dramatic narrative make this an eloquent, moving counterpoint to the senselessness and inhumanity of war.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781894965019
Publisher: Simply Read Books
Publication date: 08/01/2003
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 8.60(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.65(d)
Age Range: 9 - 14 Years

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PitcherBooks on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
An altogether beautiful book though perhaps not in the traditional sense. A somber but ultimately inspiring book of humanity amidst the inhumanity. Set in the trenches of WWI on Christmas Day, a young soldier's small act of bravery and kindness softens the weary, hardened hearts on both sides of the conflict. A tale that illustrates the true beauty of the day and the best of all young boys/ soldiers/ cannon fodder everywhere. It touched my heart.Harrison-Lever's sepia tone illustrations are a perfect match for Jorgensen's simply but lovely text. Would make a lovely gift for any veteran or mother of a veteran and, of course, the intended child audience.