Soldiers of the U. S. Army

Soldiers of the U. S. Army

by Lisa M. Bolt Simons
     
 

A brief introduction to a soldier's life in the Army, including training, jobs, and life after service.

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A brief introduction to a soldier's life in the Army, including training, jobs, and life after service.

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Children's Literature - Heather N. Kolich
Full-page and larger close-up photographs pair with simple two or three sentence pages of text in this title of the "People of the U.S. Armed Forces" series, which introduces readers to the physical agility, mental skills, and specialized equipment that U.S. Army soldiers use in their various roles in defending the United States. The book opens with soldiers in full gear walking down a dirt street in a foreign land, then backtracks to show recruits maneuvering through a challenging obstacle during basic training. In the "Job Training" chapter, readers learn about the Stryker armored vehicle, high-tech navigations tools, and the Army engineers who build roads and bridges. The book shows the austere quarters of Army post housing and explains that U.S. Army soldiers move frequently to posts all around the world during their service years. It concludes with a brief mention that soldiers find jobs or go to college after leaving the Army. A glossary at the end defines unfamiliar terms introduced in the book. End matter also includes sources for more information and an index. Reviewer: Heather N. Kolich

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781429622509
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
01/01/2009
Series:
People of the U.S. Armed Forces Series
Pages:
24
Product dimensions:
11.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile:
400L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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Meet the Author

Lisa M. Bolt Simons, a teacher by day, has published several nonfiction children’s books, as well as articles in various publications. She’s been awarded a Minnesota State Arts Board grant, a McKnight Artist Fellowship for Writers/Loft Award in Children’s Literature Honorable Mention, and a Shabo Award from The Loft Literary Center. She lives in Minnesota with her husband and teen twins.

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