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When Dad's at Sea
     

When Dad's at Sea

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by Mindy L Pelton
 

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Emily’s dad is in the military and sometimes he has to leave for months at a time. Emily knows her dad’s job is important, but she doesn’t want him to leave! Her dad tells her how he copes with his sadness, and he even makes her a paper chain to count down the days of his trip.
 
Still, Emily is very sad when he leaves. But as each day

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Emily’s dad is in the military and sometimes he has to leave for months at a time. Emily knows her dad’s job is important, but she doesn’t want him to leave! Her dad tells her how he copes with his sadness, and he even makes her a paper chain to count down the days of his trip.
 
Still, Emily is very sad when he leaves. But as each day goes by, it begins to get a little bit easier. Her mom is there to help, and with each link Emily takes down from the paper chain, she is one day closer to her dad’s return. When she makes a friend whose dad has also shipped out, she realizes that she is not the only one who feels the way she does. They count down the days together and celebrate their fathers’ return.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781497678590
Publisher:
Whitman, Albert & Company
Publication date:
09/16/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
32
File size:
17 MB
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This product may take a few minutes to download.
Age Range:
6 - 9 Years

Meet the Author

Mindy Pelton is the wife of a Navy pilot. She wrote this story about her own experiences with her young daughter. Mindy lives with her family in Washington State.
 
Robert Gantt Steele was originally trained as an architect and studied art in Austria as a Fulbright scholar. He has painted for Broadway productions, magazines, and many adult and children’s books. He lives in California with his wife and children.

 

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When Dad's at Sea 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book does a great job of relating to children with parents overseas.  It shows them it is okay to be sad, scared, or even angry that their parent is leaving.  It also gives a few ideas to help cope with the time apart, such as emails, phone calls, and visual reminders they are one day closer to coming home.  This is a tough topic to tackle, though unfortunately there are many family who can benefit from this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the perfect book to help children cope with the separation of a parent especially with so many parents over seas in iraq