When Your Daddy's a Soldier (Hardcover)

When Your Daddy's a Soldier By Gretchen Brandenburg McLellan, EG Keller (Illustrator) Cover Image

When Your Daddy's a Soldier (Hardcover)


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A lyrical, moving story about a family's experience at home during their dad's time away at war.

For one young boy and his family at home, the days pass slowly. That's because when your daddy's a soldier and he's away at war, you can't wait for him to come home so you can be together again. 
This poignant and impactful story, inspired by the author's lived experiences, captures the essence of the daily heartache, fear, joy, and uncertainty that a child whose parent has gone off to war must live with.  
Gretchen Brandenburg McLellan’s daddy was a soldier and a veteran of three wars. Gretchen is a former elementary reading specialist who devotes herself to writing for children in a variety of genres. Her books include Mrs. McBee Leaves Room 3, I’m Done!, Button and Bundle, and No Party Poopers! McLellan lives with her family in Washington. Visit her online at gretchenmclellan.com or follow her on Twitter @gmclellan5 or on Instagram @gretchenmclellan.

EG Keller is the illustrator of the New York Times #1 bestseller, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Presents A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo, and the picture book To the Moon and Back for You by Bravo star Emilia Bechrakis Serhant. As Gerald Kelley, he illustrated documentarian Ken Burns’ New York Times bestselling book, Grover Cleveland, Again!, and wrote and illustrated the picture book, Please Please the Bees, which won the 2017 Frances and Wesley Bock Book Award for Children’s Literature and was read aloud for Storyline Online by Rashida Jones. He lives in Denver with his husband and dog. Visit him online at egkellerdraws.com or follow him on Instagram @egkellerdraws.
Product Details ISBN: 9780593463901
ISBN-10: 0593463900
Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: October 18th, 2022
Pages: 32
Language: English
"An uplifting and honest portrayal of life for military families told from the eyes of a child...this book is perfect for military families looking for a little reassurance about their experiences." School Library Journal

"Digital illustrations beautifully capture each family member’s emotions...earnest." Kirkus