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Poppies of Iraq / cowritten by Brigitte Findakly & Lewis Trondheim ; drawn by Lewis Trondheim ; colored by Brigitte Findakly ; translated by Helge Dascher.

Findakly, Brigitte, (author,, artist.). Trondheim, Lewis, (author,, artist.). Dascher, Helge, 1965- (translator.).
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Available copies

  • 14 of 14 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

Current holds

0 current holds with 14 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Franklin Co PL Dist. - Laurel PL FIC FIN YA (Text) 36241000411890 Young Adult Fiction Available -
Greentown PL - Greentown AF FINDAKLY G.N. (Text) 75342000085130 Adult Fiction Available -
Hagerstown Jefferson Twp PL - Hagerstown JUV GRAPHIC NOVEL FIND (Text) 39213000823124 JUV Graphic Novel Available -
Jefferson Co PL - Madison Main Branch YA GRAPHIC 921 FIND (Text) 39391006854804 YA Graphic Nonfiction Available -
Lincoln Heritage PL - Dale Main Library YA FIN (Text) 70743000160091 YA Fiction Available -
Mitchell Comm. PL - Mitchell YA FIN (Text) 36823001584781 YA Graphic Novels Available -
Monticello-Union Twp PL - Monticello 921 FINDAKLY (Text) 37743002257048 Adult Nonfiction Available -
South Whitley Comm. PL - South Whitley YA GN FINDAKLY BRIGITTE (Text) 30402004707420 TEEN GRAPHIC NOVEL Available -
Spencer Co PL - Rockport Main Library YA 921 FIN (Text) 70741000149695 YA Graphic Novels Available -
Tyson Library - Versailles TEEN GRAPHIC FIN (Text) 31070500464561 Teen Graphic Available -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781770462939
  • ISBN: 1770462937
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: [Montreal] : Drawn & Quarterly, 2017.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally published in French by L'Association as Coquelicots d'Irak.
Summary, etc.:
"Poppies of Iraq is Brigitte Findakly's nuanced tender chronicle of her relationship with her homeland Iraq, co-written and drawn by her husband, the acclaimed cartoonist Lewis Trondheim. In spare and elegant detail, they share memories of her middle class childhood touching on cultural practices, the education system, Saddam Hussein's state control, and her family's history as Orthodox Christians in the Arab world. Poppies of Iraq is intimate and wide-ranging; the story of how one can become separated from one's homeland and still feel intimately connected yet ultimately estranged. Signs of an oppressive regime permeate a seemingly normal life: magazines arrive edited by customs; the color red is banned after the execution of General Kassim; Baathist militiamen are publicly hanged and school kids are bussed past them to bear witness. As conditions in Mosul worsen over her childhood, Brigitte's father is always hopeful that life in Iraq will return to being secular and prosperous. The family eventually feels compelled to move to Paris, however, where Brigitte finds herself not quite belonging to either culture. Trondheim brings to life Findakly's memories to create a poignant family portrait that covers loss, tragedy, love, and the loneliness of exile."-- Provided by publisher.
Target Audience Note:
830 Lexile
830L Lexile
Subject: Findakly, Brigitte > Childhood and youth > Comic books, strips, etc.
Women cartoonists > France > Biography > Comic books, strips, etc.
Women cartoonists > Iraq > Biography > Comic books, strips, etc.
Iraq > Social conditions > 20th century > Comic books, strips, etc.
Iraq > History > 1958-1979 > Comic books, strips, etc.
Graphic novels > France.

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