Young soldier Jim McLeod waits in the trenches of World War I for the order to attack the enemy. With him are his friends and Nipper, the messenger dog. When they charge across no-man’s land Jim is shot ... and finds himself face to face with an enemy soldier. A sensitively-written war story that shows the similarities between men on both sides. Includes CD with hauntingly beautiful song.
About the Author
Award-winning children's fiction author, David Hill, was inspired to try his hand at picture book writing by the poignant song Little Red Poppy, written by Canadian Rob Kennedy.
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Comments about The Red Poppy:
Beautifully written with fantastic illustrations highlighting the friendships made during wars.
"The Red Poppy. You will weep, you will laugh, you will hope. You will remember." - Kids Book Review "The Red Poppy] brings me to teach each time I read it, such is its poignant power"" - Abbie Jury, Waikato Times "Grim, poignant and ultimately full of hope, this is a bold and rewarding children's book" - Returned Services Association "A story that celebrates the triumph of the human spirit" - Magpies
For Ages: 6 - 12 years old
Number Of Pages: 40
Published: 1st March 2013
Publisher: Scholastic New Zealand Limited
Dimensions (cm): 25.0 x 24.0