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Title:
My hero : military kids write about their moms and dads
Author:
Appel, Allen.
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2008.
Physical Description:
xi, 131 pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm
Summary:
A collection of essays by children whose parents are serving or have served in the United States military.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
008-up.
ISBN:
9780312373467
Format :
Book

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Summary

Working through the Armed Services YMCA, Alan Appel and Mike Rothmiller have collected more than 100 essays from children whose parents are serving or have served in the military. The children's heartfelt, moving, sometimes funny, and completely honest observations about their moms and dads truly capture the emotional connection between parent and child. It is a connection that cannot be severed even when a parent is thousands of miles away, gone for long stretches of time, and in danger.
Inspiring, heartbreaking, and genuine, this book provides a fascinating look inside the hearts and minds of kids who love and honor their moms and dads as heroes - at home or on the battlefield.

Allen Appel is the author of five novels and the successful series, "Thanks Mom" and "Thanks Dad. " Mike Rothmiller is the author of the bestselling non-fiction book, "L.A. Secret Police."


Author Notes

Allen Appel is the author of Thanks, Dad ; Thanks, Mom ; From Father to Son ; and Old Dog's Guide for Pups . He lives in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, with his wife, Sherry Conway Appel, and their children.   Mike Rothmiller is the author of the bestselling non-fiction book, L.A. Secret Police .


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 5 Up-Adults will both laugh and cry while reading the more than 100 short paragraphs written by kids whose parents are serving in the military. In some cases, a parent has died in the line of duty and the child is praising the parent's memory with touching and heartfelt sentiments. One child poignantly mentions, "My dad is like a puzzle piece to me. Without him, nothing works properly; nothing fits like it should. He makes me feel safe." Another child lauds his mother, who has been accepted into an officer program to become an Air Force nurse because she wants to take care of all the wounded soldiers coming home from the war. Original line drawings decorate the pages. There is a preface written by General H. Norman Schwarzkopf as well as comments from three former presidents-Jimmy Carter, George H. W. Bush, and Bill Clinton. While the contributors range in age from 6 to 13, this is really a book for adults, who will appreciate these children's deep feelings.-Blair Christolon, Prince William Public Library System, Manassas, VA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.