Remembering John McCrae

Remembering John McCrae

Soldier, Doctor, Poet

Book - 2009
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A long overdue tribute to the man behind "In Flanders Fields."

In Flanders Fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row...

Every Canadian student, teacher and parent can recite these powerful words. But behind every poem is a poet, who lived, breathed, and in this case, led an extraordinary life. Despite John McCrae reaching Canadian icon status, his life has been largely unknown.

In Remembering John McCrae, Linda Granfield, one of Canada's finest historians and celebrated authors of non-fiction for young readers, has compiled a beautiful tribute to this man. In a distinctive "scrapbook" style, more than one hundred photos, paintings, and documents are displayed to help paint an intimate portrait of a true hero. Readers will learn about his life as a doctor and teacher of medicine, about his tour of duty in the Boer War, and of course, about his service in WWI, where he experienced a loss so profound, it moved him to write In Flanders Fields .

Publisher: Toronto : Scholastic Canada, 2009
ISBN: 9780439935616
Branch Call Number: J 921 MCC
Characteristics: 37 p. :,ill. (some col.), ports. ;,27 cm

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maddygurl11
Apr 27, 2011

I think this was one of the best books i have ever read!! i luv it so much!!!!

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angelagao1
Apr 26, 2011

Remembering John McCrae was obviously a biography about the soldier/poet John McCrae and his childhood, teens, how he loved family, sports and animals and his years in medicine and the military. He wrote the poem "In Flanders Fields" when one of his close friends died in war.

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Apr 26, 2011

there was lots of info but a little sad

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melissapoo
Mar 24, 2011

it is the worst book in the world!!!!! i mean it im going to ahhhhhhhhhh

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redpanda02
Mar 23, 2011

I loved this book! One of the best non-fiction reads. It had lots of information and was a interesting,quick read.
In flanders field, is one o the best poems in history!

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oinker101
Mar 22, 2011

My friend Emma, read this book and she is into history and so am I so I really really really really really really wanna read this book!!!!! -Oinker101 ROOCKKK OOONNN DDUUUUDDDDEEEEE

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cowsrulemoo
Mar 08, 2011

I really liked this book. it made me feel happy that such an amazing person is canadian! Fot for other peoples life but sad ending1 I love "Americas Responce to In Flanders feilds!

lms Jan 02, 2011

well written - a 2011 Silver Birch Award Winning selection.

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