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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. 

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The Vimy Oaks: A Journey to Peace. Scholastic Canada, 2017
In Flanders Fields: The Story of the Poem by John McCrae. Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2005, 2015
The Road to Afghanistan. Scholastic Canada, 2013
Remembering John McCrae: Soldier-Doctor-Poet. Scholastic Canada, 2009
Out of Slavery: The Journey to Amazing Grace. Tundra Books, 2009
The Circus: 1870s-1950s. Taschen Books, 2008
The Unknown Soldier. Scholastic Canada, 2008
What Am I?. Tundra Books, 2007
America Votes. Kids Can Press, 2003, 2005
I Remember Korea: Veterans Tell Their Stories of the Korean War, 1950-53. Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2003
Brass Buttons and Silver Horseshoes: Stories from Canada's British War Brides. McClelland and Stewart, 2002
Where Poppies Grow: A World War I Companion. Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2001
97 Orchard Street, New York: Stories of Immigrant Life. Tundra Books, 2001
Pier 21: Gateway of Hope. Tundra Books, 2000
High Flight. Tundra Books, 1999.
Brain Quest Canada. Thomas Allen, 1998, 2001, 2012, 2018
The Legend of the Panda. Tundra Books, 1998
Silent Night: The Song from Heaven. Tundra Books, 1997
Postcards Talk. Pembroke Books, 1997
Amazing Grace: The Story of the Hymn. Tundra Books, 1997
Circus: An Album. Groundwood Books, 1997
The Year I Was Born--1984. Kids Can Books, 1995
In Flanders Fields: The Story of the Poem. Lester Publishing, 1995
The Year I Was Born--1988. Kids Can Press, 1995
The Year I Was Born--1987. Kids Can Press, 1993
Cowboy: A Kid's Album. Groundwood Books, 1993
Extra! Extra!. Kids Can Press, 1993
Canada Votes. Kids Can Press, 1990, 1992, 1994, 1997, 2000, 2001, 2007
All About Niagara Falls. Kids Can Press, 1988


Linda Granfield has been 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, 2001
Information Book Award-Honour Book, Can. Children's Lit. Roundtables for Pier 21, 2001
Alcuin Society First Prize Design Award for Silent Night, 1998
Internationale Jugendbibliothek, Munich-White Ravens selection for In Flanders Fields, 1997
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.
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