Synopses & Reviews
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 and would make a perfect Veteran's Day gift.
"The illustrations perfectly reinforce the somber tone of the story....Although the incident may be completely fictional, the book stands as a powerful story..." School Library Journal
A young World War I soldier risks his life to rescue a bird.
A brief truce between opposing sides occurs while a soldier frees a bird trapped in the barbed wire of no man's land on a Christmas morning during World War I.
A young WWI soldier risks his life to rescue a bird.
About the Author
Norman Jorgensen was born in Broome, Australia, in 1954. The eldest of four boys, he lived in several country towns before his parents settled in the hills above Perth. His interest in history and World War I was fired by Saturday afternoon films and the novels he read as a boy. He has had a lifelong passion for books and has spent many years working as a bookseller. He now lives in an old house in Perth with his partner Jan.
Born in England, Brian Harrison-Lever arrived in Australia as a young teenager in the 1950s. A teacher of drawing and design, he has had a lifelong interest in mountains. He was co-founder of Western Australia's first Himalayan trekking company, leading eighteen high altitude adventures. But he continues to see illustrating children's books as his greatest challenge. He has two adult children and lives in Tasmania with his wife.