With soothing words and illustrations aimed specifically at younger readers, children will learn how the bright red poppy became the symbol for honouring those who fought for freedom.
The text is simple and is combined with stunning paintings by award winning illustrator Ron Lightburn. The familiar poem, "In Flanders Fields," is included, along with information about the symbolism and history of the poppy and Remembrance Day - all geared towards helping parents and teachers explain the significance of past and present wars and Canada's peacekeeping missions.
Heather Patterson is the author of three previous books, Thanks for Thanksgiving, I Am Canada and Pioneer Christmas Crafts. She has three Daughters and two Grandchildren. Her father served in the Canadian navy during World War 2, Captaining sub-chasers. Heather lives in Etobicoke, Ontario.