Canada and the First World War


03 Book List

Children – Ages 4 to 8: Non-Fiction

In Flanders Fields: The Story of the Poem by John McCrae

Linda Granfield, Illustrated by Janet Wilson
Toronto: Lester Publishing, 1995

Description: This book combines the story of John McCrae’s life with text from his famous poem. Granfield also explains the symbolism of the poppy in relation to the war. The book includes reproductions of archival sources to further illustrate the story, and maps to show significant First World War battles.

A Poppy is to Remember

Heather Patterson, Illustrated by Ron Lightburn
Markham, ON: Scholastic, 2004

Description: This richly-illustrated book tells the story of how the poppy came to be a symbol of remembrance for those who died in war. The book includes the text of In Flanders Fields.

Available in French under the title: Un coquelicot pour se souvenir