{Audiobooks} Patrol: An American Soldier in VietnamAuthor Walter Dean Myers – Replica-watches.co

{Audiobooks} Patrol: An American Soldier in VietnamAuthor Walter Dean Myers – Replica-watches.co

VietnamA Young American Soldier Waits For His Enemy, Rifle In Hand, Finger On The Trigger He Is Afraid To Move And Yet Afraid Not To Move Gunshots Crackle In The Still Air The Soldier Fires Blindly Into The Distant Trees At An Unseen Enemy He Crouches And Waits Heart Pounding, Tense And Trembling, Biting Back Tears When Will It All Be Over Walter Dean Myers Joined The Army On His Seventeeth Birthday, At The Onset Of American Involvement In Vietnam, But It Was The Death Of His Brother InThat Forever Changed His Mind About WarIn A Gripping And Powerful Story Poem, The Award Winning Author Takes Readers Into The Heart And Mind Of A Young Soldier In An Alien Land Who Comes Face To Face With The Enemy Strikingly Illustrated With Evocative And Emotionally Wrenching Collages By Caldecott Honor Artist Ann Grifalconi, This Unforgettable Portrait Captures One American GL S Haunting Experience


10 thoughts on “Patrol: An American Soldier in Vietnam

  1. says:

    This is an outstanding work, blending vivid poetic images with rich collage illustrations Walter Dean Myers poem takes us into the vulnerable side of every soldier He uses contrasting images of the lush beauty of the forests of Vietnam and the searing danger of combat, along with contrasting emotions of a cunning pursuit and the weary soldier s longing for relief In addition, he uses realistic details of combat to put us there I think that whenever our young readers begin to learn about war, it s important to balance honoring the soldier without glorifying war, and this book does the job wonderfully We feel the suspense, the tension of the silence, the shock of the thundering bombers streaking overhead the paradox of villagers going about their lives in the midst of a war zone I was particularly drawn in by the author s ability to bring the characters alive I felt an instant connection to all the characters in the story Poets amaze me in how they can do this is so few words Ann Grifalconi s illustrations are fantastic and capture all the nuances of the text I kept finding new details in the collages every time I looked at them again Together, text and illustrations bring honor to those who must survive war s horrors This is a book for ages 11 14, and the strengths of the poetry and the images make it worth reading and re reading Older readers would find much to discuss and analyze on many levels a soldier s life, combat, Vietnam history, civilians in war, as well as the poetic elements One of the most moving picture books I ve ever read.


  2. says:

    Rebecca WeimertPicture BookPatrol An American Solider in Vietnam is a story from the point of view of the solider The solider describes what he is thinking and feeling as he waits for the enemy in the rice paddies of Vietnam He also describes the village and what he feels when he sees the enemy up close Although he is fighting for his country, the solider is also ready for the war to be over and wants to go home.As I was researching this book I noticed it was mostly listed as a children s book, but I would disagree The story describes killing and bombs I do not feel this is appropriate for children, but for young adults Young adults would understand the language used and the metaphors better than a child In one scene the solider invades a local town and describes the people they are going to attack This seems a little too old for young children The story is sad, but the reader gets a first hand experience of what a real solider in Vietnam actually thought and felt, especially at the end when he describes how much he just wants to go home.


  3. says:

    Walter Dean Myers nevers disappoints His account of a young American soldier facing the enemy in combat is emotional, intense, and frightening This soldier s story is not told from moment to moment but rather emotion to emotion Desiring a reason to kill the enemy, the soldier struggles with his plight but remains steadfast in his desire to stay alive We stare across the distance I know he wants me to lift my rifle, to be the enemy I want him to lift his rifle I want him to turn away In a heartbeat, we have learned too much about each other.The story addresses the tradegy of the Vietnam War the difficult terrian, the involvement of civilians, and the dropping of bombs This book is intense The reading level is listed as third grade, but the content is really appropriate for older readers It certainly provides a first person account of war A perspective young students don t often get to see.


  4. says:

    Walter Dean Myers is one of my favorite authors and this picture book by him is a treasure A young African American soldier is in the rain forest of Vietnam He is preparing for a battle that involves villagers and unseen enemy No blood and gore But psychological stress of battle and war is recorded I am using this with a middle school African American boy I tutor.


  5. says:

    First person perspective of going to war Who s the enemy


  6. says:

    Beautiful illustrations and a touching story.


  7. says:

    Was a very cool book had some action and had some cool symbolism towards items and different colors on pages


  8. says:

    A wonderful story about warthe power, the anxiety and the fears.


  9. says:

    An amazing older adult picture book that gives a realistic perspective on what war truly is Not a glamorous situation, but rather gut wrenching unanswered questions.


  10. says:

    Personal Review This is definitely not a picture book for small children I am in love with the fact that this story is told in poem format and the illustrations really enhance the text with relevant details While it doesn t get too graphic it truly portrays what fighting in the Vietnam War was like for some soldiers This is an excellent pairing for Myers s Fallen Angels due to the same subject matter and the fact that it offers the same basic ideas in a different format while including illustrations This would be an excellent alternative book to Fallen Angels for students who A couldn t handle the language and graphic nature of Fallen Angels or B couldn t handle the length of the novel This gets the same idea across as Fallen Angels in a much shorter visual manner I will definitely buy this book for the collection if I end up in a middle or high school library This is one book, however, that I would not include in an elementary school collection.Official Review Title of Resource Patrol An American Soldier in VietnamType of Resource Picture Book Pair for Fallen AngelsComplete Citation Myers, W 2001 Patrol An American Soldier in Vietnam. New York HarperCollins Publishers.Ordering Information Publisher HarperCollinsISBN 9780060283636Price 16.95 PaperbackSOL English 11.4f Explain how the sound of a poem rhyme, rhythm, onomatopoeia, repetition, alliteration,assonance, and parallelism supports the subject, mood, and theme AND Virginia USHistory VUS.13b The student will demonstrate knowledge of United States foreign policy since World War II by the describing the American role in wars in Korea and Vietnam.Student Teacher Description I would put this book in the hands of a Language Arts or Social Studies teacher whose students are studying the Vietnam War and want an easy resource to supplement the study of the war or spur creative writing This book offers a personalized view of what the war was like for a soldier and is written in verse instead of prose I could also collaborate with language arts or social studies teachers to provide them additional resources on poetry, the Vietnam War, or activities for differentiated instruction either in the library or in the classroom.Paragraph Version Patrol offers a truthful view of what life was like for soldiers during the Vietnam War using details and illustrations Walter Dean Myers served in Vietnam and his brother was killed there He experienced many events that help him accurately portray a soldier s life during that time This would be a worthwhile picture book to use during the study of the Vietnam War in Social Studies or in 11th grade English when studying American Literature The rawness of emotions and simplicity of text make this an excellent addition to the study of a serious time in history This would be appropriate for an honors class, regular class, or remedial class, since it presents a difficult subject in simple poetry but could inspire a range of assignments This book may be too intense for some students who are from war torn areas or whose parents are deployed or part of the military While Patrol doesn t explain the whole war, it offers a deep look into one soldier s experiences while on patrol in the jungles of Vietnam by explaining the boy s feelings and actions The illustrations offer students a detailed look into the events and surroundings in Vietnam during war time The writing is gripping, typical of Myers s style This is one of the few high school picture books that portray the Vietnam War experience Appropriate for all levels of students, Patrol stands out as a welcome addition to any library to be enjoyed by students as well as Language Arts and Social Studies teachers Review Black Issues Book Review, Sept Oct 2002, p.61.