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Author Gottesfeld, Jeff, author.

Title Twenty-one steps : guarding the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier / Jeff Gottesfeld ; illustrated by Matt Tavares.

Publication Info. Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2021.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Children's Non-fiction    j 355.1609 GOT    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Children's Non-fiction.
Edition First edition.
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 31 cm
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Summary "With every step, the Tomb Guards pay homage to America's fallen. Discover their story, and that of the unknown soldiers they honor, through resonant words and illustrations. Keeping vigil at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, in Arlington National Cemetery, are the sentinel guards, whose every step, every turn, honors and remembers America's fallen. They protect fellow soldiers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice, making sure they are never alone. To stand there--with absolute precision, in every type of weather, at every moment of the day, one in a line uninterrupted since midnight July 2, 1937--is the ultimate privilege and the most difficult post to earn in the army. Everything these men and women do is in service to the Unknowns. Their standard is perfection. Exactly how the unnamed men came to be entombed at Arlington, and exactly how their fellow soldiers have come to keep vigil over them, is a sobering and powerful tale . . . that honors the soldiers who honor the fallen"--Provided by publisher.
Subject Tomb of the Unknowns (Va.) -- Juvenile literature.
Unknown military personnel -- Juvenile literature.
Guard duty -- Juvenile literature.
Arlington National Cemetery (Arlington, Va.) -- Juvenile literature.
Genre/Form Picture books.
Informational works.
Added Author Tavares, Matt, illustrator.
Added Title 21 steps
Guarding the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
ISBN 9781536201482 (trade)
1536201480 (trade)

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