Synopses & Reviews
A boy and his father visit the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. "Before this powerful book is half finished, readers will be deeply moved. Bunting's understated prose captures the meaning of the memorial to the American people . . . Himler's gauzy watercolors are a perfect accompaniment."--"School Library Journal," starred review. Reading Rainbow Main Feature. Full color.
"A sensitive and moving picture book, and a great discussion book as well." School Library Journal, Starred
"The poignant journey of a boy and his father to locate the boy's grandfather's name on the Vietnam War Memorial. Totally within a young child's 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 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.