Papa's Backpack

James Christopher Carroll (author), James Christopher Carroll (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781634704168

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Description

When a soldier has to leave his or her family for extended service, it's an emotional time for all involved. It can be especially confusing and upsetting for children, who long for the comfort and security of a parent's presence. Papa's Backpack honors the bond between a parent/soldier and a child, and acknowledges the difficult and emotional process of separation during deployment. A young bear cub dreams of accompanying Papa when he leaves on a mission, wanting to stay close to provide comfort and moral support, ultimately overcoming adversity together.

Reading Level
Lexile
410L
Fountas Pinnell Guided Reading
J
ATOS
2.9
DRA
24
Categories
Genre
Character Education Family Military Picture Books
Interest Age
Ages 6-8
Grade
Kindergarten 1st Grade 2nd Grade 3rd Grade
Subject
Social Studies
Language
English (US)
Fiction/Non-Fiction
Fiction
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