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In Flanders Fields

by Norman Jorgensen with illustrations by Brian Harrison-Lever

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Illustrator
Brian Harrison-Lever
About the Book

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’s-land, 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.

Categories
Children's Picture Books, Award Winning
Publication Year
2002, 2004, 2008, 2014
Edition
2nd
Publisher
Fremantle Press
Awards

Short listed, Western Australian Premier’s Book Award, 2002
Winner, Children’s Book Council of Australia Picture Book of the Year, 2003
Honour Book, American SPCA Henry Burgh Award, 2004

ISBN11
1 92073 103 2
ISBN13
9781920731038
HB/PB
Paperback
Format
Picture Book
Pages
34
Height x Width mm
279 x 224
Teaching Notes
Teaching notes IN FLANDERS FIELDS.pdf
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