Postcards from a War by Vanita Oelschlager

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Postcards from a War is beautifully written. By telling the story of World War II through the grandfather’s eyes, young readers will be able to draw their own parallels to their experiences today.
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Postcards from a War is about a boy whose mother has recently been deployed overseas to a war. His grandfather, who was about the same age when his father left to serve in World War II, helps him understand why she has gone away. He shares with his grandson postcards and letters sent by his father from the Philippines. The grandfather and grandson collaborate on building a scrapbook that will include these, plus the letters and emails and other communications the boy will get from his mother.

Postcards is intended for 4-8 year olds, ones who are old enough to understand that a parent in the military may have to go to a dangerous place, but maybe not why. It shows the important intergenerational bonding that families often experience during times of war.

The postcards and letters in the book were received by the author from her father during World War II.

 

About Vanita Oelschlager

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Vanita Oelschlager is a wife, mother, grandmother, philanthropist, former teacher, current caregiver, author, and poet. She is a graduate of Mt. Union College in Alliance, Ohio, where she currently serves as a Trustee. Vanita is also Writer In Residence for the Literacy Program at The University of Akron. Her first book, My Grampy Can't Walk, was widely praised. It's an uplifting story about the wonderful relationship between her husband Jim, who has multiple sclerosis, and their grandchildren. Vanita has also supported Jim as he built Oak ssociates, ltd. into a highly respected investment management firm. Mike Blanc is a life-long professional artist. His artwork has illuminated countless publications for both corporate and public interests, worldwide. Mike contributes creative direction and illustration to VanitaBooks. He lives with his wife, Gail, in sunny Doylestown, Ohio. They enjoy their four children, and five grandkids.
 
Published October 1, 2009 by Vanita Books. 40 pages
Genres: War, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Reviewed by Mandy Southgate on Jan 26 2014

Postcards from a War is beautifully written. By telling the story of World War II through the grandfather’s eyes, young readers will be able to draw their own parallels to their experiences today.

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