The Road to Afghanistan

byLinda GranfieldIllustratorBrian Deines

August 1, 2013|
The Road to Afghanistan by Linda Granfield
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A moving tribute to all the soldiers who have served with the Canadian Forces.

A young soldier just returned from Afghanistan has many memories: the beauty of the mountains and wildflowers, the colours of land and sky . . . but also the tragedy that war has brought to that ravaged country and those who fought there.

Memories shift to another soldier in the family - great-grandfather''s years in the trenches during WWI, and then grandfather''s tour of duty during WWII. The young soldier also remembers those who did not return alive, but travelled home along the Highway of Heroes, honoured by silent observers.

In this timely new book aimed at a younger audience than most, award-winning author and noted war historian Linda Granfield delivers a moving and honest portrayal of military service. Complemented by poignant, evocative artwork by acclaimed illustrator Brian Deines, this book is sure to provide insight and to inspire pride in families all across Canada.

Linda Granfield is a bestselling non-fiction author, with over forty awards and honours to her credit. Her best-known titles for younger readers include Remembering John McCrae, The Unknown Soldier, In Flanders Fields and Where Poppies Grow. Linda lives in Toronto, Ontario. Visit her online at Brian Deines is a...
Title:The Road to Afghanistan
Product dimensions:32 pages, 10.3 X 8.3 X 0.35 in
Shipping dimensions:32 pages, 10.3 X 8.3 X 0.35 in
Published:August 1, 2013
Publisher:Scholastic Canada Ltd
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781443113564

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