The Poppy Lady By Barbara E. Walsh; Illustrated by Layne Johnson

The Poppy Lady

Moina Belle Michael and Her Tribute to Veterans

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ISBN: 9781590787540


Published by (2012-09-01)

Here is the inspiring story behind the Veterans Day red poppy, a symbol that honors the service and sacrifices of our veterans.

When American soldiers entered World War I, Moina Belle Michael, a schoolteacher from Georgia, knew she had to act. Some of the soldiers were her students and friends. Almost single-handedly, Moina worked to establish the red poppy as the symbol to honor and remember soldiers. And she devoted the rest of her life to making sure the symbol would last forever. Thanks to her hard work, that symbol remains strong today. Author Barbara Elizabeth Walsh and artist Layne Johnson worked with experts, primary documents, and Moina's great-nieces to better understand Moina's determination to honor the war veterans.

A portion of the book's proceeds will support the National Military Family Association's Operation Purple®, which benefits children of the US Military.

Book Details

Format: Hardcover
Price: 24.99 CAD / 18.99 USD
Published: 2012-09-01
ISBN: 9781590787540
Page Count: 40
Trim Size: 11 x 10

"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