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Twenty-one steps : Guarding the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier  Cover Image Book Book

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

Gottesfeld, Jeff, (author.). Tavares, Matt, (illustrator.).

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  • ISBN: 9781536201482
  • ISBN: 1536201480
  • Physical Description: 32 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2021.

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Summary, etc.:
"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.
Target Audience Note:
7-10 years
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 3.8 0.5 511654.
Awards Note:
MASL Dogwood.
Subject: Arlington National Cemetery (Arlington, Va.) > Juvenile literature.
Tomb of the Unknowns (Va.) > Juvenile literature.
Unknown military personnel > Juvenile literature.
Guard duty > Juvenile literature.
Genre: Picture books.
Informational works.

Available copies

  • 25 of 26 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Pulaski County. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Pulaski County Library-Waynesville.


  • 1 current hold with 26 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Pulaski County Library-Waynesville J 355.160 Got (Text) 33642000715458 Middle Rdr New Titles Available -

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