Linda Granfield
BIO
Biography

Linda Granfield has taken her life-long interest in history and worked it into more than 30 non-fiction titles for young readers and adults. Her research travels have taken her to China, France, the United Kingdom, and all over North America.

Many of her books deal with war and remembrance and she has been a consultant on various documentary and feature films about the First World War, and the Magee family in history. Granfield has also provided historical notes/interviews for television and radio programs, managed media sites for First World War subjects, and has written articles of "first-time-finds" for historical journals. 

Granfield has made new discoveries about John McCrae ("In Flanders Fields") and she is currently working on two books for adult readers: one about those McCrae mysteries-solved, and another about the life of John Gillespie Magee, an American hero of The Rape of Nanking.

Linda Granfield can be contacted via e-mail for a copy of her complete CV. 

ADDRESS
City: Toronto, Province/Territory: Ontario
EMAIL
GENRE
non-fiction for adults and young readers
LANGUAGES
English
PUBLICATIONS
Publications
Title
The Vimy Oaks: A Journey to Peace.
Publisher
Scholastic Canada
Year
2017
Title
In Flanders Fields: The Story of the Poem by John McCrae.
Publisher
1995
Title
2005
Title
2015
Title
The Road to Afghanistan
Publisher
Scholastic Canada
Year
2013
Title
Remembering John McCrae: Soldier-Doctor-Poet
Publisher
Scholastic Canada
Year
2009
Title
Out of Slavery: The Journey to Amazing Grace
Publisher
Tundra Books
Year
2009
Title
The Circus: 1870s-1950s
Publisher
Taschen Books
Year
2008
Title
The Unknown Soldier
Publisher
Scholastic Canada
Year
2008
Title
What Am I?
Publisher
Tundra Books
Year
2007
Title
America Votes
Publisher
Kids Can Press
Year
2003
Title
2005
Title
I Remember Korea: Veterans Tell Their Stories of the Korean War
Publisher
Fitzhenry & Whiteside
Year
2003
Title
Brass Buttons and Silver Horseshoes: Stories from Canada's British War Brides
Publisher
McClelland & Stewart
Year
2002
Title
Where Poppies Grow: A World War I Companion
Publisher
Fitzhenry & Whiteside
Year
2001
Title
97 Orchard Street
Title
New York: Stories of Immigrant Life
Publisher
Tundra Books
Year
2001
Title
Pier 21: Gateway of Hope
Publisher
Tundra Books
Year
2000
Title
High Flight: A Story of World War II
Publisher
Tundra Books
Year
1999
Title
Brain Quest Canada
Publisher
Thomas Allen
Year
1998
Title
2001
Title
2012
Title
2018
Title
The Legend of the Panda
Publisher
Tundra Books
Year
1997
Title
Silent Night: The Song from Heaven
Publisher
Tundra Books
Year
1997
Title
Postcards Talk
Publisher
Pembroke Books
Year
1997
Title
Amazing Grace: The Story of the Hymn
Publisher
Tundra Books
Year
1997
Title
Circus: An Album
Publisher
Groundwood Books
Year
1997
Title
The Year I Was Born--1984
Publisher
Kids Can Press
Year
1995
Title
The Year I Was Born--1988
Publisher
Kids Can Press
Year
1995
Title
The Year I Was Born--1987
Publisher
Kids Can Press
Year
1993
Title
Cowboy: A Kids' Album
Publisher
Groundwood Books
Year
1993
Title
Extra! Extra! (Newspaper history)
Publisher
Kids Can Press
Year
1993
Title
Canada Votes
Publisher
Kids Can Press
Year
1990
Title
1992
Title
1994
Title
1997
Title
2000
Title
2001
Title
2007
Title
All About Niagara Falls
Publisher
Kids Can Press
Year
1988
AWARDS
Awards
Name
The recipient of over 60 awards and honours. Only a few are mentioned here.
Name
VICKY METCALF AWARD for a Body of Work
Year
2001
Name
Norma Fleck Award for Non-fiction/Honour Book
Publication
Pier 21: Gateway of Hope
Year
2001
Name
Information Book Award-Honour Book
Publication
Pier 21: Gateway of Hope
Year
2001
Name
Alcuin Society First Prize/Design
Publication
Silent Night
Year
1998
Name
Internationale Jugendbibliothek
Name
Munich-White Ravens selection
Publication
In Flanders Fields: The Story of the Poem by John McCrae
Year
1997
Name
IODE-Toronto Book Ward
Publication
In Flanders Fields: The Story of the Poem by John McCrae
Year
1996
PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS AND WORKSHOPS
Presentation details
Audience Size
Audience size
negotiable
Presentation Genre
non-fiction for adults and young readers
Presentation Length
One hour--45 minute power-point presentation + 15 minutes Q&A
Presentation Description
Presentation description

Lively, colourful (no outlines, no graphs!) and, yes, humorous VIRTUAL presentations (Zoom) are available:

Writing Tips for Young Writers--Research/Ideas

Remembrance subjects (First World War, Second World War, In Flanders Fields, The Unknown Soldier, Afghanistan War, Vimy Ridge, and others)

NOTE: Please book early for Remembrance Week presentations. Those sessions are booked quickly. I also do sessions about April 9th (Vimy Ridge), the second official day of remembrance in Canada.

Each virtual presentation (power-point) is one hour long: 45 minute presentation + 15 minutes Q&A. One short 'practice session' on Zoom, a few days/one day before the presentation, is included in the fee. 

Please contact me regarding live or virtual conference presentations and your needs.

Presentation Fee(s)
TBD--negotiable depending on the client's needs and wants. No tax charged, for now!
School presentation details
Presentation Description
Presentation description

Please see "Presentations" information above.

VIRTUAL sessions (Zoom) are available for booking.

Programs & Interests
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