The Vimy Oaks

byLinda GranfieldIllustratorBrian Deines

February 28, 2017|
The Vimy Oaks by Linda Granfield
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An act of hope and renewal amidst the destruction of war provides a living memorial, in time for the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge

Imagine, a young soldier standing in the midst of a landscape ravaged by war, pocketing a handful of acorns from the blasted trees, and posting them home. In April 1917, after the Battle at Vimy Ridge, Leslie H. Miller - a teacher, a farmer, and a soldier with the Canadian Expeditionary Force-did just that. Over the following one hundred years, those acorns became majestic oaks, standing at the site of Miller''s family farm in Ontario.

Vimy Ridge is considered Canada''s greatest First World War victory, although its toll was devastating. This moving book, filled with beautiful artwork, and archival photos contextualizes a Canadian soldier''s experience in the Great War while highlighting this extraordinary gesture of hope and renewal. Now, a century later, the results of this simple act have created a living memorial to those who served.

LINDA GRANFIELD is a bestselling non-fiction author, with over forty awards and honours to her credit. Her best-known titles for younger readers include Remembering John McCrae, The Road to Afghanistan, The Unknown Soldier, In Flanders Fields and Where Poppies Grow. Linda lives in Toronto, Ontario. Visit her online at www.lindagranfiel...
Title:The Vimy Oaks
Product dimensions:36 pages, 11.2 X 9.27 X 0.35 in
Shipping dimensions:36 pages, 11.2 X 9.27 X 0.35 in
Published:February 28, 2017
Publisher:Scholastic Canada Ltd
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781443148504

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