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Children's Nonfiction General

Un coquelicot pour se souvenir

by (author) Heather Patterson

illustrated by Ron Lightburn

Scholastic Canada Ltd
Initial publish date
Sep 2004
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Sep 2004
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 6 to 18
  • Grade: 1 to 12



See below for English description.

Un poème sur l'espoir qu'inspire le coquelicot, qui s'épanouit là où la guerre a décimé tant d'humains. Ce poème est le point de départ d'une vaste campagne qui vise à aider les victimes de la guerre, tout en rappelant aux autres combien il a fallu de courage pour survivre à cette période troublée.


Moving text coupled with stunning illustrations by Governor General's Award-winning artist Ron Lightburn explain the symbolism behind the poppy.A bonus for teachers is the five-page spread all about the poem, "In Flanders Fields," Canada's wartime and peacekeeping endeavours, and the adoption of the poppy as our Remembrance Day emblem.

Original title:A Poppy Is to Remember


About the authors

HEATHER PATTERSON is the author of Thanks for Thanksgiving, Pioneer Christmas Crafts, A Poppy Is to Remember and Canada From Above, all published by Scholastic Canada, Ltd. A former elementary school teacher and children's book editor, Heather is a fiercely proud Canadian. She lives in Etobicoke, Ontario.

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Ron Lightburn's career as a children's book illustrator was launched with his Governor General's Award-winning artwork for Waiting for the Whales in 1991. Since then he has illustrated numerous other bestselling picture books and has become internationally renowned for his sensitive storytelling skills and range of illustration styles. For more information, visit and follow him on Twitter @ronlightburn.

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