A new illustrated story celebrating the poppy's history.
Michael Morpurgo and Michael Foreman have teamed
up with the Royal British Legion to tell an original story
that explains the meaning behind the poppy.
In Flanders' fields, young Martens knows his family's story, for
it is as precious as the faded poem hanging in their home. From
a poor girl comforting a grieving soldier, to an unexpected meeting
of strangers, to a father's tragic death many decades after
treaties were signed, war has shaped Martens's family in profound
ways - it is their history as much as any nation's.
They honour the past.
This book also includes a full-colour, illustrated afterword
that explains the history that inspired the story.
1 per hardback from the sale of POPPY FIELD in the UK will
be paid to Royal British Legion Trading Limited which gives its
taxable profits to The Royal British Legion (Charity no. 219279)
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Michael Morpurgo Biography
Michael Morpurgo is an award-winning English author, born in St. Alban’s in 1943. After attending St. Matthias primary school in London, Michael was sent away to boarding school, which he never liked and wrote about in his novel, Butterly Lion.
Michael Foreman is one of the most talented and popular creators of children's books today. He has won the Kate Greenaway Medal twice and his highly acclaimed books are published all over the world. He is married and has three sons. He divides his time between St Ives in Cornwall and London.More about Michael Foreman