In-flanders-fields
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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.

 

Awards

 

American SPCA Henry Burgh Award (Honour Book 2004)

Children’s Book Council of Australia Picture Book of the Year (Winner 2003)

Children’s Book Council of Australia Picture Book of the Year (Winner 2003)

Western Australian Premier’s Book Award (Shortlisted 2002)


Description

Early on Christmas morning the guns stop firing. A deathly silence creeps over the pitted and ruined landscape. A young soldier peers through a periscope over the top of the trench. Way out in no-man’sland, he sees a small red shape moving on the barbed wire. A brightly coloured robin is trapped. One wing is flapping helplessly. 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, dug into their trenches. This moving picture book is a plea for compassion.

Additional information
Dimensions 297 × 224 × 4 mm
Publisher

Fremantle Press. 2002, 2004, 2008, 2014.

Illustrated by

Brain Harrison-Lever

ISBN

9781920731038

Pages

32

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