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The Poppy Lady: Moina Belle Michael and Her Tribute to Veterans Hardcover – Import, 1 September 2012

4.7 out of 5 stars 238 ratings

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"Since WWI, red poppies have been used to commemorate fallen soldiers; Walsh explains why in a glowing tribute to the woman behind the symbol, Moina Belle Michael... Johnson's oil paintings offer several dramatically lit, almost beatific portraits of Michael" --Publishers Weekly

"Michael’s moral force and commitment are commendable and noteworthy... heroic..." -- Kirkus Reviews

About the Author

Barbara Elizabeth Walsh has fond memories of poppies and parades honoring her father and other veterans. During World War II her father knew Moina Michael, the Poppy Lady. A former elementary-school teacher, Barbara has written articles for Highlights for Children and Cricket. The Poppy Lady is her first children's book. She and her husband live in Mantoloking, New Jersey, and Key Largo, Florida.

Layne Johnson has created art for more than twenty books for children, including the Western Heritage Award-winning Off Like the Wind!: The First Ride of the Pony Express (by Michael P. Spradlin) and the acclaimed Farmer George Plants a Nation (by Peggy Thomas), a picture book biography of George Washington's life as a farmer, inventor, and scientist. Mr. Johnson speaks frequently in schools and libraries and enjoys traveling to historic sites. He lives in Texas with his wife. You can visit him on the web at

Product details

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Calkins Creek; Illustrated edition (1 September 2012)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 40 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1590787544
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1590787540
  • Reading age ‏ : ‎ 7 years and up
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 567 g
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 26.04 x 0.97 x 29.06 cm
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.7 out of 5 stars 238 ratings

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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not well suited for toddlers
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4.0 out of 5 stars Acheté après avoir visionné la présentation sur Internet
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Kristin Simmons
5.0 out of 5 stars My husband and I take part in the poppies every year -
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book about a great woman in history.
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