I hope young readers will understand the reason for Memorial Day as well as the significance of poppies as a symbol of sacrifice
Manlius, NY (PRWEB) August 24, 2016
Within the pages of Ellen Everly’s new book, Zachariah and The Poppy Lady - A Story About Memorial Day, ($11.99, paperback, 9781498480581) readers will meet Zach, a curious boy who has a special encounter at the grocery store. There he meets a woman selling “poppies” – a small blood-red paper flower – created to help commemorate soldiers that have paid the ultimate sacrifice for this country and also support veterans of today. The woman explains the significance of the poppy in a way that instantly makes a lasting impact on Zach. Young readers will applaud Zach as he proves his lesson learned by paying tribute to a special fallen hero.
Ellen Everly believes that helping children understand this country's history is important to their development as contributing citizens. Her story is a wonderful lesson for youngsters about honoring soldiers – both men and women – an important aspect of patriotism. Beautiful full color illustrations by Jeff Sims and Emma Riehlman, make this book a fun read for children – a timeless story to be enjoyed over and over again.
“I hope young readers will understand the reason for Memorial Day as well as the significance of poppies as a symbol of sacrifice,” states the author. “I hope more people will buy poppies and will decorate graves of soldiers. These actions support values which are part of what makes our country strong.”
Author Ellen Everly, a second grade teacher, witnessed the need for literature focusing on American History and values so she wrote this meaningful, original story for her students and other young readers. It was inspired by the need to help children understand the significance of this special day off from school and by a special letter to the editor about a man selling poppies. That letter made an impact on Ellen and her book is sure to impact the many young children that read her book.
Xulon Press, a division of Salem Media Group, is the world’s largest Christian self-publisher, with more than 15,000 titles published to date. Retailers may order Zachariah and The Poppy Lady - A Story About Memorial Day through Ingram Book Company and/or Spring Arbor Book Distributors. The book is available online through xulonpress.com/bookstore, amazon.com, and barnesandnoble.com.
Media Contact: Ellen Everly