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Linda Granfield

Linda Granfield

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. 

non-fiction for adults and young readers
I write professionally in the following language(s):


The Vimy Oaks: A Journey to Peace. . 2017, Scholastic Canada
In Flanders Fields: The Story of the Poem by John McCrae. . 1995, 2005, 2015
The Road to Afghanistan. 2013, Scholastic Canada
Remembering John McCrae: Soldier-Doctor-Poet. 2009, Scholastic Canada
Out of Slavery: The Journey to Amazing Grace. 2009, Tundra Books
The Circus: 1870s-1950s. 2008, Taschen Books
The Unknown Soldier. 2008, Scholastic Canada
What Am I?. 2007, Tundra Books
America Votes. 2003, 2005, Kids Can Press
I Remember Korea: Veterans Tell Their Stories of the Korean War. 2003, Fitzhenry & Whiteside
Brass Buttons and Silver Horseshoes: Stories from Canada's British War Brides. 2002, McClelland & Stewart
Where Poppies Grow: A World War I Companion. 2001, Fitzhenry & Whiteside
97 Orchard Street, New York: Stories of Immigrant Life. 2001, Tundra Books
Pier 21: Gateway of Hope. 2000, Tundra Books
High Flight: A Story of World War II. 1999, Tundra Books
Brain Quest Canada. 1998, 2001, 2012, 2018, Thomas Allen
The Legend of the Panda. 1997, Tundra Books
Silent Night: The Song from Heaven. 1997, Tundra Books
Postcards Talk. 1997, Pembroke Books
Amazing Grace: The Story of the Hymn. 1997, Tundra Books
Circus: An Album. 1997, Groundwood Books
The Year I Was Born--1984. 1995, Kids Can Press
The Year I Was Born--1988. 1995, Kids Can Press
The Year I Was Born--1987. 1993, Kids Can Press
Cowboy: A Kids' Album. 1993, Groundwood Books
Extra! Extra! (Newspaper history). 1993, Kids Can Press
Canada Votes. 1990, 1992, 1994, 1997, 2000, 2001, 2007, Kids Can Press
All About Niagara Falls. 1988, Kids Can Press


The recipient of over 60 awards and honours. Only a few are mentioned here.
VICKY METCALF AWARD for a Body of Work, 2001
Norma Fleck Award for Non-fiction/Honour Book for Pier 21: Gateway of Hope, 2001
Information Book Award-Honour Book for Pier 21: Gateway of Hope, 2001
Alcuin Society First Prize/Design for Silent Night, 1998
Internationale Jugendbibliothek, Munich-White Ravens selection for In Flanders Fields: The Story of the Poem by John McCrae, 1997
IODE-Toronto Book Ward for In Flanders Fields: The Story of the Poem by John McCrae, 1996
Eligible for National Public Readings Program: