Synopses & Reviews
The poignant journey of a boy and his father to locate the boys grandfathers name on the Vietnam War Memorial. Totally within a young childs intellectual and emotional ken, this is a powerful yet gentle tribute to those who have lost their lives in war, and to their families.”School Library Journal, Best Books of the Year
'\"A sensitive and moving picture book, and a great discussion book as well.\"'
"A sensitive and moving picture book, and a great discussion book as well." School Library Journal, Starred
A boy and his father visit the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington to find thename of the boy's grandfather. Full-color illustrations.
A young boy and his father visit the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
About the Author
'Ronald Himler is the illustrator of several successful picure books for Clarion, including TRAIN TO SOMEWHERE, FLY AWAY HOME, and THE WALL. Mr. Himler studied at the Cleveland Institute of Art, the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, and New York University. He lives in Tucson, Arizona.Storytelling and the magic of words have always been important to Eve Bunting. She grew up in Northern Ireland, where storytelling is a tradition, and came to America as a young mother. Eve writes every day and her ideas come from what excites and interests her. She has the unique ability to address contemporary social issues, from homelessness to illiteracy, in a sensitive manner, and at the same time to explore the dynamics of family relationships. Eve Bunting is the author of more than 200 beloved books for young people, from preschoolers to teenagers. Among her many popular picture books for Clarion are THE WALL, FLY AWAY HOME, and TRAIN TO SOMEWHERE. Ms. Bunting lives in Pasadena, California.'