The Red Poppy (PB Book and CD)
Five minutes...Two minutes....Young soldier Jim McLeod waits in the trenches of World War I for the order to attack the enemy. With him are his friends and Nipper, the messenger dog. When they charge across no-man’s land Jim is shot ... and finds himself face to face with an enemy soldier.A sensitively-written war story that shows the similarities between men on both sides. Includes CD with hauntingly beautiful song.
“Grim, poignant and ultimately full of hope, this is a bold and rewarding children’s book” — Returned Services Association
Award-winning children’s fiction author, David Hill, was inspired to try his hand at picture book writing by the poignant song Little Red Poppy, written by Canadian Rob Kennedy. TV personality and graphic designer Fifi Colston lives in Wellington where she appears on the TV magazine show, Good Morning, presenting creative and crafty ideas. She has written a number of titles on craft and two fiction titles for young teens.