Category: History, Military History, Patriotism
Title: The Unknown Soldier's Journey Home
Sub-title: From the Battlefields of France to Arlington National Cemetery
Author: Nancy Rust and Carol Stubbs
Illustrator: Melissa Vandiver
Publication date: October 2021
No. of pages: 40
Published by: Acadian House Publishing
A 40-page hardcover book in handy 7 x 6" format that tells the adventurous true story of how the remains of the Unknown Soldier were retrieved from a battlefield in France and brought home to the U.S. to his final resting place in Arlington National Cemetery. A little-known episode in American military history, this story is intended to honor not only one but all who made the ultimate sacrifice for freedom. The book's publication in 2021 coincides with the 100th anniversary of the return of the Unknown Soldier.
Nancy Rust is passionate about books and believes well-chosen words can empower young people and make the world a better place. After nearly three decades of teaching reading, writing, and literature, she began her career as an author. She majored in English at Western Kentucky University and got Master of Arts and Education Specialist degrees from Louisiana State University. She and her husband live near Lafayette, Louisiana.
Carol Stubbs grew up with a love of reading and writing that was encouraged by her family. Her writing career has included being a journalist, freelance writer, English teacher, and author. She is also a potter and enjoys creating designs inspired by Louisiana swamps and bayous. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Louisiana State University and a Masters in Education from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. She is a member of the Louisiana Crafts Guild and the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. She lives in south Louisiana with her husband and two cats.
Since 2011, Nancy and Carol have written five books together for readers of all ages. Learn more about the books at www.nancycarolbooks.com or catch up with them on their Facebook page, Nancy & Carol Books.
About the Artist:
Melissa Vandiver is a New Orleans-based artist and illustrator, specializing in painting and digital art. She studied architecture at Clemson University, and shortly after moved to New Orleans to do Hurricane Katrina relief work. After nearly a decade in architecture-related jobs, she decided to pursue her true passion: art.Her artistic mission is simple: to create images that evoke joy. She accomplishes this in part through picture books, comic strips, and whimsical portraits of animals in costume.
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