The Wall (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

The Wall (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

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by Eve Bunting, Ronald Himler

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A young boy and his father visit the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.  See more details below


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

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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 - School Library Journal
Gr 1-4-- A boy and his father have come to the Vietnam War Memorial to look for the boy's grandfather's name among those who were killed in the war. They find his name surrounded, but far from lost, in the rows of print that ``march side by side, like rows of soldiers.'' ``I'm proud that your grandfather's name is on this wall,'' says the boy's father. The boy agrees, adding, ``but I'd rather have my grandpa here.'' 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, especially to those who lost loved ones, without being maudlin or heavy-handed. Himler's gauzy watercolors are a perfect accompaniment: impressionistic enough for the characters to appear as everymen. A sensitive and moving picture book, and a great discussion book as well. --Catherine vanSonnenberg, San Diego Public Library, CA

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Demco Media
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8.90(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet 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.

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The Wall 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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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.