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Issue Details: First known date: 2002... 2002 In Flanders Fields
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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.'

Source: Penguin Books.

Notes

  • This is affiliated with Dr Laurel Cohn's Picture Book Diet because it contains representations of food and/or food practices.

    Food depiction
    • Incidental
    Food types
    • Everyday drinks
    Food practices
    • Eating out - snack
    Gender n/a
    Signage n/a
    Positive/negative value n/a
    Food as sense of place
    • Historical
    Setting n/a
    Food as social cohesion
    • Rituals
    Food as cultural identity
    • White Australian characters
    Food as character identity n/a
    Food as language n/a

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Fremantle, Fremantle area, South West Perth, Perth, Western Australia,: Fremantle Press , 2002 .
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      Cover via Penguin Books
      Extent: 36p.
      Description: illus. (some col.).
      ISBN: 1863683690
    • Vancouver, British Columbia,
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      Canada,
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      Americas,
      :
      Simply Read Books ,
      2003 .
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      This image has been sourced from online.
      Extent: 32 p.p.
      Description: col. illus.
      Note/s:
      • Published 1 June 2004

      ISBN: 9781894965019 (hbk.), 1894965019 (hbk.)
    • Fremantle, Fremantle area, South West Perth, Perth, Western Australia,: Fremantle Press , 2004 .
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      This image has been sourced from Booktopia
      Extent: 32 p.p.
      Description: illus.
      Note/s:
      • Includes the first verse of the poem 'In Flanders Fields' by Lt Col. John McCrae.
      • Published 5 April 2004

      ISBN: 1920731032 (pbk.), 9781920731038 (pbk.)
    • Vancouver, British Columbia,
      c
      Canada,
      c
      Americas,
      :
      Simply Read Books ,
      2010 .
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      This image has been sourced from Booktopia
      Extent: 1 v.p.
      Description: col. illus.
      Note/s:
      • Published 1 February 2010

      ISBN: 9781894965835 (pbk.), 1894965833 (pbk.)
    • Fremantle, Fremantle area, South West Perth, Perth, Western Australia,: Fremantle Press , 2015 .
      Extent: 39 p.p.
      Note/s:
      • eBook published January 2015

      ISBN: 9781925162592, 1925162591

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