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Linda Granfield


Born near Boston, Massachusetts, Linda Granfield immigrated to Canada as a doctoral student 45 years ago.  A dual citizen, she has taken her life-long interest in history and worked it into more than 30 non-fiction titles for young readers and adults. She travels North America, collecting data and helping young readers make connections between their lives and our collective history. Many of her titles deal with war and remembrance.

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High Flight. Tundra Books, 1999.
Pier 21: Gateway of Hope. Tundra Books, 2000
Where Poppies Grow: A World War I Companion. Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2001
97 Orchard Street, New York: Stories of Immigrant Life. Tundra Books, 2001
Brass Buttons and Silver Horseshoes: Stories from Canada's British War Brides. McClelland and Stewart, 2002
I Remember Korea: Veterans Tell Their Stories of the Korean War, 1950-53. Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2003
In Flanders Fields: The Story of the Poem by John McCrae-10th anniversary edition. Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2005, 2015
What Am I?. Tundra Books, 2007
The Unknown Soldier. Scholastic Canada, 2008
Brain Quest Canada. Thomas Allen, 1998, 2001, 2012, 2018
Silent Night: The Song from Heaven. Tundra Books, 1997
Remembering John McCrae: Soldier-Doctor-Poet. Scholastic Canada, 2009
Out of Slavery: The Journey to Amazing Grace. Tundra Books, 2009
The Road to Afghanistan. Scholastic Canada, 2013
The Vimy Oaks: A Journey to Peace. Scholastic Canada, 2017


Information Book Award for In Flanders Fields: The Story of the Poem by John McCrae, 1996.
IODE-Toronto Book Award for In Flanders Fields, 1996.
Internationale Jugendbibliothek, Munich-White Ravens selection for In Flanders Fields, 1997
Alcuin Society First Prize Design Award for Silent Night, 1998
VICKY METCALF AWARD for a Body of Work, 2001
Information Book Award-Honour Book, Can. Children's Lit. Roundtables for Pier 21, 2001
Norma Fleck Award for Non-fiction-Honour Book for Pier 21, 2001
Canadian Library Assoc. Notable Non-fiction for All About Niagara Falls, 1989
Eligible for National Public Readings Program :


Northern OAC WITS:
GST applicable