My Grandfather's War


Main Details

Title My Grandfather's War
Authors and Contributors      By (author)   Glyn Harper
By (author)   Jenny Cooper
Physical Properties
Dimensions(mm): Height 241,Width 254
CategoriesGeneral fiction
ISBN 9781775592990
Children / Juvenile

Publishing Details

Publisher Exisle Publishing
Imprint Exisle Publishing
Publication Date 21 May 2018
NZ Release Date 21 May 2018
Publication Country New Zealand


A poignant story about a Vietnam veteran and his granddaughter, as she discovers how war affects all those who serve. The award-winning team of Glyn Harper and Jenny Cooper share this poignant story about a Vietnam veteran and his relationship with his granddaughter. While the relationship is a positive one, the young girl senses her grandfather's pain and is curious to find out the cause of it. As she innocently seeks answers, she unknowingly opens old wounds and discovers her grandfather's sadness is a legacy of the Vietnam War and his experiences there. This is a sensitive exploration of the lingering cost of war and of the PTSD so many returned servicemen experience. Released to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Khe Sanh (the Vietnam War's longest battle), it also sheds light on a war that is not always remembered in the same way that the world wars and other conflicts are. Many who served experience a sense of betrayal at the treatment they received on their return, as the conflict came to be regarded as the 'unpopular' war, and this is covered in a child-friendly way in a note at the back of the book.

Author Biography

Glyn Harper is a highly regarded military historian and an award-winning author of books for both children and adults. Jenny Cooper is an award-winning illustrator who specialises in a realistic style.


"A rarely depicted, honest portrayal if the war in Vietnam that I am very excited about." -- L J Lacey * Book bites *