A new illustrated story celebrating the poppy's history. Michael
Morpurgo and Michael Foreman have teamed
up with the Royal British Legion to tell an original story
that explains the meaning behind the poppy.In Flanders'
fields, young Martens knows his family's story, for it is as
precious as the faded poem hanging in their home. From a poor girl
comforting a grieving soldier, to an unexpected meeting of strangers,
to a father's tragic death many decades after treaties were
signed, war has shaped Martens's family in profound ways - it is
their history as much as any nation's. They remember.
They honour the past.
This book also includes a full-colour, illustrated afterword that
explains the history that inspired the story. Why Buy?
As the world commemorates the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day, Michael Morpurgo and Michael Foreman have teamed up with the British Legion to tell a new story inspired by the history of the poppy.