The Road to Afghanistan

Linda Granfield Brian Deines


The Road to Afghanistan

The Road to Afghanistan

  • Title: The Road to Afghanistan
  • Author: Linda Granfield Brian Deines
  • ISBN: 9781443113564
  • Page: 121
  • Format: Hardcover



In moving words, a soldier home from a tour of duty in Afghanistan recalls its scenery and its people the challenges faces and the successes achieved the sense of duty and commitmentd the cost of that commitment Coupled with striking and evocative images of Afghanistan and other lands where Canadian soldiers have served through the years, this story honours those wIn moving words, a soldier home from a tour of duty in Afghanistan recalls its scenery and its people the challenges faces and the successes achieved the sense of duty and commitmentd the cost of that commitment Coupled with striking and evocative images of Afghanistan and other lands where Canadian soldiers have served through the years, this story honours those who have put their own lives on the line in a country far from home.


Recent Comments "The Road to Afghanistan"

If I were in the habit of doing Rememberence Day library programs for school-age kids, this is a book I would use. It doesn't push the rightness or wrongness of war, simply reflects on being a Canadian soldier now and in the wars and missions of the 20th century, and tries to connect those far off (to a child) dates with real faces and places and names. It also does its bit for gender equality.

A young Alberta boy tells this soldier’s story. First of his grandfather, who lost his arm in the Great War, and then of his own experiences in Afghanistan. It honors our Canadian soldiers who have served through the years. This is a must-have for schools, and children’s libraries and is suitable for ages seven to adult.

I was expecting a lot more from this picture book for older children. It is the story of a modern-day Canadian Forces soldier injured in Afghanistan by an IED. The actual identity of the soldier and the nature of the injury are not revealed until the end. This is a surprise and one of the book's positive features. The Road to Afghanistan is also the story of soldiering in the generations of one Canadian family. The narrator's great-grandfather, a farm-boy from Alberta, went off to the Great War, [...]

I struggle with stories like "The Road to Afghanistan", not because the story is not well-told, it is and the illustrations are striking, but because I am troubled by the increasing focus in Canada on the importance of the military. While I believe Canadian soldiers are good people who enter the Forces with good intentions and that the need for stability in Afghanistan is an ongoing one, I am leery of casting ourselves in the role of heroes. Casting ourselves as heroes means casting others as vi [...]

Read this book to students from grade 1-7. This story presents a contemporary soldier's perspective on the soldiers in their family's past and how that relates to their own experience. There is a clever twist near the end of the story that challenges the reader's preconceptions about who a soldier is.

A powerful and poignant remembrance for anyone from age 7 and up.


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