They're a lovely mixture between naivety and sophistication. Also published in te reo as Te Popi Whero. Jim McLeod is a young soldier like any other, waiting in the trenches as the time of attack draws nearer. The only patch of colour is a cluster of poppies amidst the grey mud. Jim, an "enemy" German soldier and Nipper are about to see their paths meet - and the poppies have a role to play as well. David Hill says in the acknowledgements that the song "started everything off".
Little red poppy has now been sung at commemoration services around the world and you can listen to it here on You tube. Kids' book review calls it " a breathtaking and deeply moving book.
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You can find teacher notes from Scholastic here. About the author:. David Hill is one of New Zealand's best and best loved writers for children and young adults. His other books with a war theme include Enemy camp and Flight path. About the illustrator:. Fifi Colston has a great website with this page about her children's book illustration including The red poppy. Other books you might like:. This article has some interesting facts about "four-legged fighters". This one has a picture of a dog wearing a gas mask.
Subjects: peace, ducks, animals, picture books Year Determined to not let a single duck stop an army, the General visits the Prime Minister of the town he is preparing to fight to resolve the situation. Can one duck put an end to the war?
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Lots of good classroom ideas here. Do you have a favourite place that makes you feel at peace, or a person that makes you feel peaceful? Draw a place, person this can be imaginary or real that makes you feel this way. About the author. About the illustrator. I love the illustrations in this book. This author takes a different approach. The main character Ada is already damaged by a childhood of emotional and physical abuse by her mother, who seems to hate Ada for her disability a clubfoot, which could have been easily fixed and never lets her go outside.
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The local children, who only ever see her waving from their window, think she is simple, not disabled. Despite being kept indoors for her whole life, she is smart and determined, and she gets her chance when her little brother Jamie comes home from school and announces that they are being sent to the country because of the war. Ada manages to escape to the train with him and as nobody else wants the two of them, they are reluctantly taken into the home of a childless woman, Susan Smith.
WW2 forms a backdrop to the story, with the neighbouring airfield and the danger of spies, and it provides several important plot points, especially at the end.
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This is a memorable story and I especially liked Susan as a character. Her life story is only hinted at, never fully described, but enough is hinted at to make it understandable, at least for older readers. She was so utterly malevolent that she seemed less believable, although the scene when Jamie finally realised the truth about her which he had always been shielded from before is very sad.
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