The Unknown Soldier by Linda GranfieldThe Unknown Soldier by Linda Granfield

The Unknown Soldier

byLinda Granfield

Hardcover | October 1, 2008

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In the aftermath of the First World War, countries mourned their fallen sons, brothers, husbands, and fathers.

In 1920, in both France and England, memorials were erected to those lost heroes who had remained anonymous. Around the world other countries followed suit, each country creating it's own version of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

Now, award-winning author Linda Granfield presents her own tribute to these fallen soldiers. Taking readers on a journey to the Tombs in more than a dozen countries, Ms. Granfield shares over 100 photos and images that ultimately reveal a timeless lesson: this November and every November we must remember those who served - both known and unknown.

Linda Granfield is the award-winning and bestselling author of a number of non-fiction books, including Remembering John McCrae and The Unknown Soldier. Linda lives in Toronto, Ontario.
Title:The Unknown SoldierFormat:HardcoverDimensions:40 pages, 9.3 × 10.79 × 0.34 inPublished:October 1, 2008Publisher:Scholastic Canada LtdLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:043993558X

ISBN - 13:9780439935586

Appropriate for ages: 8


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must read for old and young alike Linda Granfield does an amazing job of highlighting the tradition of the unknown soldier, both the history and tradition of honoring those who made the ultimate sacrifice but whose names were lost. One of the greatest features of the books is that Granfield looks at the memorials to unknown soldiers from around the world: Canada France England The United States Italy Belgium Poland Germany Greece Japan Russia Iraq Australia New Zealand She has amazing photos and side stories to highlight the different memorials. Interspersed with the stories of specific memorials are stories, tales and traditions of honoring fallen soldiers, a short history of symbols seen on graves and tombstones, and the reminder that we should never forget. It is an amazing book for young and young at heart to remind them of those who have gone before us.
Date published: 2011-01-26