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

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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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780833595096
Publisher:
Demco Media
Publication date:
08/28/1992
Edition description:
THIS EDITION IS INTENDED FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
1,405,845
Product dimensions:
8.90(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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