Item description for The Letter Home by Timothy Decker...
Overview Although a World War I medic's letter home to his son is written to carefully describe what he does and what he sees, the stark and beautiful drawings depict more fully what the letter only hints at.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.25" Width: 7" Height: 9" Weight: 0.7 lbs.
Release Date Sep 30, 2005
Publisher Front Street
ISBN 1932425500 ISBN13 9781932425505
Reviews - What do customers think about The Letter Home?
Sheer Artistry Nov 21, 2005
What caught my eye was the drawing on the cover. It simply had an innocent child and his letter standing in the 'light'...while an adult, in military boots, looked on. When I reviewed the pages, I realized that the time period was WWI---a period rarely taught these days. The story was of a soldier, a loving father, writing a letter home to his little son from the war. Wondering how Timothy Decker could compose a children's book in this setting compelled me to read the entire book. What astounded me was the fact that no enemy, harsh statements or issues were even addressed. He did succeed, however, in conveying the simple aspects of human loss, love and earnest desire to go home. This is a suitable book in times like these when we cannot seem to understand world events as adults...let alone explain them to our children. This was a work of artistry and sensitivity. I highly recommend it.