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100 Days and 99 Nights
Synopses & Reviews
Dad says because of the army he stood shoulder to shoulder with polar bears and watched the sun rise over the frozen fields of
In a timely, but not politically charged way, author Alan Madison looks at the way a family copes with having a parent away on a 100 day, 99 night military tour of duty through the eyes of the very loveable Esmerelda (Esme) Swishback McCarthur. Esme wants to be good while her dad is away. In fact, she feels like it
Aside from the military families that this book serves, readers who wonder what it would be like if their mother, father, brother, or sister was sent away will relate to Esme
Madison pens a touching story of a daughter's bravery at home while her father is away at war. A much-needed vehicle for discussing military life.--"Kirkus Reviews." Illustrations.
About the Author
Alan Madison is the author of two picture books published by Anne Schwartz Books (S&S). After interviewing some kids whose father was away on a 100 day, 99 night military tour of duty, Alan was inspired to write this story. Alan works on Emeril Lagasse's shows on the Food Network.
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