Hill, David, 1942-

The red poppy / written by David Hill ; illustrated by Fifi Colston - Auckland, N.Z. : Scholastic, 2012. - 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 26 cm.

Picture story book for children. Accompanied by a CD with an original song: Little red poppy / words and music by Rob Kennedy. Pbk. due to be published March 2013.

Jim, a soldier on the Western Front in World War 1, is wounded while charging through No Man's Land. He stumbles into a shell crater for shelter and finds a badly wounded German soldier. The two men try to help each other, but it's Nipper, the messenger dog, whose gallantry gives them a chance for survival. A sophisticated picture book. Suggested level: primary, intermediate.

9781775430704 9781869439989

Compassion--Children's picture books.
World War, 1914-1918--Campaigns--Western Front--Children's picture books.
Soldiers--Children's picture books.
Dogs--Children's picture books.

Children's stories, New Zealand.
Picture books for children.


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