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Blue Marlin Publications is proud to announce our latest book, What is a Veteran, Anyway? available in a store near you!

What is a Veteran, Anyway?

By Robert C. Snyder, Ph.D.
Illustrations by Ron Himler

Harcover: 32 pages
List Price: $17.95
ISBN 978-0-9885295-5-7
(Ages: Everyone)
Publication Date: September 26, 2016

About the book
Veterans Day is a wonderful holiday for citizens to recognize the brave men and women who keep us free! This illustrated book is designed for teachers, parents, and children of all ages to be able to witness and understand the sacrifices veterans make and the camaraderie they experience. It emphasizes, in a simple-to-read format, what veterans go through on a daily basis. The aim is to allow children to relate their own life experiences to the everyday sacrifices veterans make, whether deployed overseas or training in peacetime. Most importantly, it is based on Robert Snyder’s 15 years of service in the U.S. Army, including a one-year tour in Baghdad, Iraq during the first year of the war.

What people are saying

"Gr 3-5 – Snyder, an educator and a veteran of the Iraqi War, describes in general terms what life is like for a variety of veterans. The text and the soft illustrations, rendered in pencil and gouache, portray the jobs and living conditions of servicemen and servicewomen during their deployment. Food, types of shelter, exposure to the elements, time away from family, injury, and death are also mentioned. A list of all the wars in which the United States has been involved is included. The final page provides several suggestions for honoring veterans and active duty personnel. The endpapers are a collage of cropped portions of the main illustrations. VERDICT Consider this illustrated title on veterans for collections that serve military communities or are in need of an introduction.
--Eldon Younce, Anthony Public Library, KS for The School Library Journal

I have traveled to US military bases around the world to train soldiers from every branch of service. Dr. Snyder’s book encompasses the spirit, heart, and soul of veterans deployed around the globe. The real mastery comes from the way the experiences of veterans are portrayed in a way that children can understand and appreciate.”
--Tony Horton, creator of 22 Minute Hard Corps, P90X, and author of the books: Bring It, Crush It, and The Big Picture. 

“As a USAF veteran, mom of three elementary school aged children, and an elected Representative on the Alabama State Board of Education, I cannot emphasize enough the importance of our children appreciating the sacrifices that have been made for them by our nation’s military. What is a Veteran, Anyway uses words and illustrations that children will understand and remember.”
--Mary Scott Hunter, Representative, Alabama State Board of Education

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