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In January I published my first book, To Soar with the Tigers, about my cousin Robert Brouk. Robert was a Flying Tiger in China 1941-July 1942. My twins, Luke and Tyler, have really become interested in Robert and his airplane. The plane of course had the tiger teeth on the front by the nose.
In the course of finishing the book, publicizing it, and putting away the photos and notes I had accumulated, Luke in particular wanted to know more. He asked questions mostly about the plane. Asked for copies of pictures of Robert with his plane to take to school to show his kindergarten class. And, he built his own Flying Tiger plane.
Here is Luke with his plane. Isn’t it nice when kids listen to the stories or information you throw out there? At five years of age I don’t expect him to be tremendously interested but it is nice to know he thinks so highly of Robert and his service.
Looking for another great book for kids about family history? Check out Grandpa Baxter and the Photographs by Caroline Castle and Peter Bowman.
Grandpa Baxter and grandson Benjamin are fuzzy bears. They are looking through a closet under the stairs one day and discover an old rusty tin of photographs. Together they spend the day looking at the photographs and talking about the family and their history. The little bear Benjamin learns a lot about his genealogy and has a special day with his grandpa.
This is a great story for grandparents to read with their grandchildren and create new memories.