Thursday, May 26, 2011

Flags by Maxine Trottier

FlagsIn Flags, written by Maxine Trottier and illustrated by Paul Morin, Mary doesn't understand why Mr. Hiroshi, her neighbour, is taken away.  She promises to watch his garden for him and does so until his house is sold.  This story is set during the time of World War II.  This book was actually republished in 2007 with a new title, Mr. Hiroshi's Garden.  The author's note at the back of the book explains a bit about the background of the time period.

This is the second book by this author that I have featured, the first being Forget-Me-Not.  I am finding that Maxine Trottier's book are wonderful resources for social studies learning.

Because Anna is so young, this time around we simply enjoyed the book for the story but I will definitely be going back to it again to use in a study of the time period.

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