An eloquent counterpoint to the senselessness and inhumanity of war, In Flanders Fields tells the story of a young homesick World War I soldier who risks his life to cross the no-man’s-land and rescue a robin caught in the barbed wire that separates the opposing forces.
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About the Author
With a career that started in television and film, Brian Harrison-Lever later lectured in design and drawing at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts.AwardsChildren’s Book Council of Australia Award (Notable Book 2008)Children’s Book Council of Australia Award (Winner 2003)American SPCA Henry Burgh Children’s Book Award (Winner 2003)Children’s Book Council of Australia Crichton Award for New Illustrators (Shortlisted 2003)Western Australian Premier’s Book Award (Shortlisted 2003) Norman was born in Broome in 1954, the eldest of four brothers, and lived in several country towns throughout Western Australia during his childhood. At the age of ten his family moved to Kalamunda, in the hills above Perth. Norman became an avid reader after being given The Secret Seven by Enid Blyton at age seven. He spends his spare time reading and watching old movies and enjoys travelling, woodworking and photography.AwardsChildren’s Book Council of Australia Early Childhood (Shortlisted 2012)Aurealis Award (Shortlisted 2012)Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature (Shortlisted 2012)SCBWI Crystal Kite Awards (Shortlisted 2012)Children’s Book Council of Australia Picture Books (Notable Book 2012)Western Australian Young Readers’ Book Award (Shortlisted 2006, 2012)Western Australian Young Readers’ Book Award (Winner 2009)Western Australian Premier’s Book Award (Shortlisted 2002, 2004, 2008, 2012)American SPCA Henry Burgh Award (Honour Book 2004)Children’s Book Council of Australia Book of the Year (Winner 2003)
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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.