Postcards From a War

Author: Vanita Oelschlager
Illustrator: Mike Blanc
Publisher: VanitaBooks
Genre: Children
ISBN: 978-0-9800162-9-1
Pages: 40
Price: $15.95

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Matthew Brian Jackson’s mom is in the Air Force. She gone off to fight in the war, and Matthew doesn’t understand why she left. But his grandpa shares his own story of what it was like when his father went to fight in World War II.

Author Vanita Oelschlager shares her own father’s pictures, postcards, and letters in this beautiful fictional tribute to a man who proudly served his country. Postcards From a War shows kids what it’s like to live with an absent military parent, and how much those parents still care about their kids even though they’ve had to go away.

This story is told with the utmost respect for the US military, sharing the gratitude the author feels towards their service to our country. And while it doesn’t explain why wars happen in the first place, it offers hope that someday today’s generation of kids may find a way to avoid it, and come to more peaceful solutions to the world’s problems.

Reviewer: Alice Berger