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The Red Poppy - David Hill


Published: 1st March 2013
For Ages: 6 - 12 years old
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RRP $16.99

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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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Beautifully wriitten and illustrated

By Annie

from Nyah West

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  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Easy To Read
  • Engaging characters
  • Informative
  • Page-Turner
  • Well Written


    Best Uses

    • Anzac War Support
    • Gift
    • Older Readers
    • Reference
    • Younger Readers

    Comments about The Red Poppy:

    Beautifully written with fantastic illustrations highlighting the friendships made during wars.

    Comment on this review

    "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

    ISBN: 9781775430704
    ISBN-10: 1775430707
    Audience: Children
    For Ages: 6 - 12 years old
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 40
    Published: 1st March 2013
    Publisher: Scholastic New Zealand Limited
    Dimensions (cm): 25.0 x 24.0