By: Andrew Plant
Published by: Ford Street
Published: March 2014
ISBN: 9781925000313


Stunningly illustrated using over 70 paintings, 'The Poppy' is the true story of one of Australia's greatest victories, and of a promise kept for nearly a century.

On ANZAC Day, 1918, a desperate night counter-attack in the French village of Villiers-Bretonneux became one of Australia's greatest victories. A bond was forged that night between France and Australia that has never been broken.

Villers-Bretonneux is 'The town that never forgets'. What was achieved that night - and what happened after - is a story that, likewise, Australians should never forget.


This book was included in our March 2014 Picture Story Standing Order selection.

Teacher notes are available - see the "Download Teacher Notes" page (located under Standing Order).