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Letters To A Soldier

3.86  ·  Rating Details ·  21 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
Mrs. Julie Hutt’s fourth-grade class in Roslyn, New York, writes to a soldier in Iraq to thank him for his service and to find out what it’s like to be a U.S. solider: What is a soldier’s job exactly? How do soldiers spend their spare time? Don’t they miss home? The children’s letters were answered by First Lieutenant David Falvey, a twenty-five-year-old military police ...more
Hardcover, 30 pages
Published October 20th 2009 by Two Lions (first published 2009)
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Melissa Dwyer
Jun 02, 2015 Melissa Dwyer rated it really liked it
Originally rated G+ by Shelly Kraus
First Lieutenant David Falvey responds to a fourth grades' letter asking questions about the war, what its like to be a soldier, and his likes and dislike. Falvey explains our involvement in the war in Iraq, his duties as a soldier in a way that students can understand. The book is set up in 2 page spreads, one side shows the letter form the student, the other side show Falvey's response, along with any approriate photos. His responses to the students seem to b
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Renee Wallace
Sep 24, 2009 Renee Wallace rated it it was amazing
If this book does not move you... you need professional help. I got goosebumps over and over, had to stop and wipe my eyes a few times, and then went back and read it all over again, so I did not miss a thing.

God bless you, David, and thank you for your service, and for the inestimable service you did by answering these letters, and allowing them to be published. Our children need this book. *I* needed this book.

Ms. Hutt, you are one admirable educator. Blessings to you, too, for this project.
Kelly
Jan 07, 2011 Kelly rated it it was amazing
This book is an eye-opening look at what life is really like for soldiers serving in Iraq. This book presents letters from fourth grade students and real, candid answers given by First Lieutenant David Falvey. I think this book will make what is going on in Iraq and even Afghanistan more real to students and teachers. I also think this book will encourage other students to begin writing letters to the brave men and women serving in our country's military.
Karen Arendt
What a great collection of stories. The questions 4th graders can ask! And how well, and tactfully David Falvey answered the students! A great book to share with 4th and 5th graders to increase awareness of the conflict in Iraq.
Ofilia
Jul 20, 2010 Ofilia rated it liked it
This was not what I expected. The letters are so genuine and pure kid questions meaning very stream of consciousness. It makes for entertaining reading. Stays away from any controversy, this is truly just a soldier answering 4th grader questions as best he can.
Gavin Mousel
Sep 03, 2014 Gavin Mousel rated it really liked it
i thence it was a good good book and i like when they reads
the kid reads lead the laed and the soldier rot then bath








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