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My Grandfather's War

Written & illustrated by Glyn Harper and Jenny Cooper
Published by Exisle Publishing
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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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Who Wrote My Grandfather's War

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Glyn Harper

Glyn Harper is Professor of War Studies at Massey University and is General Editor of the Centenary History series. A former teacher, he joined the Australian Army in 1988 and after eight years transferred to the New Zealand Army, where he rose to the rank of lieutenant colonel. Glyn was the army’s official historian for the deployment to East Timor. He is one of New Zealand’s best-known military historians and the author of nineteen books, including six books for children. Many of these books are on aspects of the First World War and have achieved best-seller status.

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Jenny Cooper

Jenny Cooper is an award-winning illustrator who specializes in a realistic style. Her previous books with Glyn Harper include the internationally acclaimed Jim’s Letters.

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Book Details

ISBN:
9781775592990
Publication Date:
June 5, 2018
Library of Congress Number (LCCN):
2018404720
ASIN/ISBN 10:
1775592995

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