Voices of Pearl Harbor by Sherry Garland


Voices of Pearl Harbor by Sherry Garland

Japans surprise attack on December 7, 1941, devastated the American Naval Fleet at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, and forced America into World War II. These moving accounts of the lives affected by the assault capture the scope of the days emotions and its influence on generations. Author Sherry Garlands thorough research provides a background to sixteen historical and representational characters that come alive on the pages of this book. Through compelling narratives and haunting imagery, readers follow along on that fateful day as a Japanese aviator wears the belt his mother stitched for luck, an American soldier tries to arm himself during the attack, a ships cook takes charge of a powerful gun to defend his country, and a small boy watches the USS Arizona go down in flames. The generational impact is evident years later as a young girl and her grandfather seek healing at the USS Arizona Memorial. These heart-wrenching events play out against powerful illustrations that bring the peopleand the storyto life.

About the Author

A fifth-generation Texan and the author of more than twenty-five books, Sherry Garland writes of history and tells stories about interesting people. Her childrens historical picture books, Voices of the Alamo and The Buffalo Soldier, have earned rave reviews for their understandable and personable story lines complemented by vibrant illustrations by Ronald Himler. Garland received her bachelor of arts degrees in French and English from the University of Texas at Arlington. She and her husband live in Bryan, Texas. A professional artist and graphic designer, Layne Johnson has created art for more than a dozen childrens books, several of which have earned him honors and awards, including the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Seal Award winner Brians Bird. He earned a bachelor of fine arts from the University of Houston. Johnson is a member of the Society of Childrens Book Writers and Illustrators and the Picture Book Artists Association.

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40 pages


Sherry Garland
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Publication date

27th February 2013



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