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In Flanders Field - Norman Jorgensen

Paperback

Published: 5th April 2004
For Ages: 7 - 8 years old
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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.

About the Author

Norman Jorgensen was born in Broome, Australia in 1954. The eldest of four boys, he lived in several country towns before his parents settled in the hills above Perth. His interest in history and World War I was fired by Saturday afternoon films and the novels he read as a boy. He has had a lifelong passion for books and has spent many years working as a bookseller. He now lives in an old house in Perth with his partner Jan.

ISBN: 9781920731038
ISBN-10: 1920731032
Audience: Children
For Ages: 7 - 8 years old
For Grades: 2 - 3
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 32
Published: 5th April 2004
Publisher: Fremantle Press
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 27.1 x 21.7  x 0.5
Weight (kg): 0.2
Edition Number: 1