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My Grandfather's War

My Grandfather's War
 

A poignant story about a Vietnam veteran and his relationship with his granddaughter. The young girl senses her grandfather's pain and is curious to find out the cause. She discovers her grandfather's sadness is a legacy of the Vietnam War and his experiences there. This is a sen... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781775592990
Barcode 9781775592990
Published 21 May 2018 by Exisle Publishing
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Harper, Glyn
By Cooper, Jenny
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ISBN-13 9781775592990
ISBN-10 1775592995
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Exisle Publishing
Imprint Exisle Publishing
Publication Date 21 May 2018
International Publication Date 7 June 2018
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Harper, Glyn
By Cooper, Jenny
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions Width: 254mm
Height: 241mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age 5-8 years
Reading Age 5-8 years
Library of Congress Vietnam War, 1961-1975 - Juvenile fiction, Post-traumatic stress disorder - Juvenile fiction
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 823.92
Catalogue Code 909542

Description of this Book

The award-winning team of Glyn Harper and Jenny Cooper share this poignant story about a Vietnam veteran and his relationship with his granddaughter. While the relationship is a positive one, the young girl senses her grandfather's pain and is curious to find out the cause of it. As she innocently seeks answers, she unknowingly opens old wounds and discovers her grandfather's sadness is a legacy of the Vietnam War and his experiences there. This is a sensitive exploration of the lingering cost of war and of the PTSD so many returned servicemen experience. Released to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Khe Sanh (the Vietnam War's longest battle), My Grandfather's War also sheds light on a war that is not always remembered in the same way that the world wars and other conflicts are. Many who served experience a sense of betrayal at the treatment they received on their return, as the conflict came to be regarded as the `unpopular' war, and this is covered in a child-friendly way in a note at the back of the book.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review ... a rarely depicted, honest portrayal if the war in Vietnam that I am very excited about. * Books + Publishing *
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 1 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Glyn Harper is a highly regarded military historian and an award-winning author of books for both children and adults. Jenny Cooper is an award-winning illustrator who specialises in a realistic style.

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