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WHAT PEOPLE SAY
Willy and Sherman: Battle on the Beach
"This book is a welcome contribution to bringing history alive to the younger generation. Though it is written with children in mind it will be a valuable must “read” for adults as well. Too many in the younger generation have forgotten the contributions Americans have made for the benefit of others in the world. Sacrifice, and devotion to the ideals that have made our country great throughout our history have been too often forgotten. This book does a great job of restoring a sense of what it means to be an American. It reminds us that what we have today is based on what we stand for and what we fought for. It also reminds us that heroes do not always show themselves outwardly until they are thrust into difficult situations. Written in an easy to understand style, Willy and Sherman: The Battle On the Beach is a “must read” for children, and again I must say, adults alike."
- Lt. Col. (R) Thomas Christianson , Senior Historian - Office of the Secretary of Defense, Historical Office 1155 Defense Pentagon, Washington DC
"I love it! The historical setting (and accuracy), the names, the interesting characterization of Willy and Sherman (absent humans), the themes of friendship, dreams, victory - all excellent!"
— B.J. Huizenga, Lead Administrator at Kalamazoo Christian School Association
"This book could be a lovely gift to a child whose grandparent served in the war. It gently tells a dramatic and powerful story of a time during WWII."
- Alice Neve, Retired Librarian and Supervisor of Outreach for the St. Paul Public Library
"An important story about a turning point in WWII brought to life by a loveable tank and jeep with valuable life lessons interwoven throughout. Great reading!"
—Melanie Brown, former teacher NEISD, San Antonio, Texas
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
Willy and Sherman: Battle on the Bulge
“The personification of Willy and Sherman makes it easier to hear the story of the Battle of the Bulge without it being too graphic and difficult for young readers. We must never forget the heroism and sacrifices of so many. This is a story that belongs in every library.”
—Elaine Lowry Brye, author of Be Safe, Love Mom: A Military Mom’s Stories of Courage, Comfort, and Surviving Life on the Home Front
“I enjoyed reading this creative account of the Battle of the Bulge. It brought back many memories of my service during WWII.”
—John Yester, Staff Sargent, 295th Combat Engineers, World War II veteran (103 yrs old)
“Willy and Sherman teach America’s kids accurate WWII history in an engaging way that includes great life lessons such as the meaning of solid friendship and good listening skills. The story reminds us that we continue to be a free nation because of the brave men and women who serve in our military.”
—Judy Lane Frazier, president, We The Kids
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