In this important centenary year in which we express our gratitude to the generation who lived through the Great War, Scholastic is delighted to partner with The Royal British Legion to publish POPPY FIELD by Michael Morpurgo and illustrated by Michael Foreman.
This illustrated storybook is inspired by the history of the poppy as a symbol for Remembrance and helps explain the flower’s significance to young people.
In the story, a local village girl comes upon soldier poet John McCrae amongst the trenches of war-torn Belgium as he works on his poem "In Flanders Fields". Neither he nor the village girl who saves a discarded draft of it could know what a powerful impact that poem would have on generations to come, and how it would eventually inspire The Royal British Legion’s successful annual Poppy Appeal to benefit veterans of conflict.
A new wartime classic by two legends of children’s literature, POPPY FIELD is an expression of gratitude that Scholastic hopes will inform and inspire children to reflect on the sacrifices and contributions of their ancestors 100 years before.