Flo Of The SommeHistory, Picture Books, World Wars
SMSC Resource. WiNNER OF BOTH THE YOUNG QUILLS AWARD and N. SOMERSET TEACHER’S AWARD 2016. Following on from ‘Where The Poppies Now Grow’ and ‘The Christmas Truce’, ‘Flo of the Somme’ pays tribute to the remarkable bravery of the animals who risked their lives during World War 1. Set in a bygone age, Mercy Dog Flo has more to contend with than racing across dangerous battlefields. Can she reach the injured in time with her medical kit, and can she lead Ray and the ambulance unit to the injured? With poignant poetic text sensitively written for a young audience, the rich illustration detail significant landmarksof a battle which is recognised as one of the most costliest engagements of World War 1.