The Cremation of Sam McGee

Source: NPR's Weekend Edition Saturday

Date: 2006-08-19

Robert Service’s poem, ‘The Cremation of Sam McGee,’ tells the tale of two gold miners in the Yukon and one man’s ‘last request.’ The poem, which was originally published in 1907, was later transformed into a children’s book with colorful illustrations by Ted Harrison, in 1986. Now, a 20th-anniversary edition has been released by Kids Can Press, with new cover art and heavy paper stock.