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It's been an interesting year so far. I've lost both my Moms. My mother died in January after a long decline. Soon after, my Mother-in-Law went in for bypass surgery. While her heart healed, other issues zapped her strength and she died April 22.

I may have challenge update posts but I don't know when I'll be posting regularly or when I'll get to visit everyone who is working on the challenges I'm hosting.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Finished Reading . . . #71: A Poppy Is to Remember (picture book)

A Poppy Is to Remember
Heather Patterson, author
Ron Lightburn, illustrator

0-439-96786-4
North Winds Press, a division of  Scholastic Canada Ltd.
2004
32 pages
8x10 hardcover
Age range: 5 - 9

non-fiction picture book, Military
source: Private Library

Grade: A

In moving words, and with illustrations both dramatic and tender, A Poppy Is to Remember calls to mind the rich symbolism of the poppy we wear so proudly on Remembrance Day... lest we forget.

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Grab your tissues before you start reading. You might want to read this one first before handing it to your child.

The first 25 pages is pure picture book. Large print, simple ideas, bold illustrations. Then comes the photographs and explanation. I had heard of the poem "In Flanders Fields" but had no idea the Poppy was so important to Canada. Well, I am in the US but still. We who benefit from those who fight must all remember and support.

Together on Remembrance Day we take the time to think of those Canadians who have given so much. We pledge to remember what they fought for -- freedom and a world at peace. We think of the Canadians today who strive to foster peace in troubled regions of the world. In one special silent moment, we pledge to do the same.

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Challenges this counts towards:
150+
Read-a-Latte
Let Me Count the Ways
Nerdy Non-fiction
Spring Reading Thing
52 in 52
Wicked Wildfire RaT


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