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The Wall
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The Wall

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by Eve Bunting, Ronald Himler (Illustrator)
 

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A young boy and his father visit the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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A young boy and his father visit the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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"A sensitive and moving picture book, and a great discussion book as well." School Library Journal, Starred
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
A boy travels to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial with his father to seek out his grandfather's name. The well-matched text and illustrations are soft but stirring. Ages 4-8. (Aug.)
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 3-Eve Bunting's The Wall (Clarion, 1990) has been faithfully transferred to the audio format in this poignant retelling of a small boy's search for his grandfather's name on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. In a subdued voice, the male narrator reads the story, accompanied by a few background sounds and some guitar and flute music reminiscent of the folk music that was popular during the era of the Vietnam War. There is a brief introduction and a follow-up instructing listeners to rewind the tape, or to turn it over if they want to listen without the page turning chime. The audio quality is excellent, and the narrator's voice captures the quiet grief that the boy and his father feel over their loss. This is a picture book that begs to be read by a sensitive adult, and this version satisfies that need. For school and public library collections.-Linda R. Skeele, Western Elementary School, Georgetown, KY Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780395629772
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
08/28/1992
Series:
Reading Rainbow Series
Edition description:
None
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
76,358
Product dimensions:
8.81(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.12(d)
Lexile:
AD270L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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"A sensitive and moving picture book, and a great discussion book as well." School Library Journal, Starred

Meet the Author

EVE BUNTING has written over two hundred books for children, including the Caldecott Medal-winning Smoky Night, illustrated by David Diaz, The Wall, Fly Away Home, and Train to Somewhere. She lives in Southern California.

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The Wall 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Guest More than 1 year ago
The Wall is a story by Eve Bunting. It is about a little boy and his dad who go to the wall, in Washington D.C., to look for the grandfather's name. The wall is a memorial for all soldiers who died in the Vietnam War. While they are looking, they see many other people looking too. They see two pair of gradnparents that were both crying. I really liked this book because the author shares a really good thought that soldiers should never be forgotten. This book also reminds me of my uncle Rick who was in a war. I think everyone should read this book if you have a relative or friend that fought in a war or if you want to remember other people or events from the past. This book is sad but, I think you'll enjoy reading it.