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Jeff Gottesfeld Author Interview

Happy Fourth of July!  Thank you for stopping by for a special author interview with Jeff Gottesfeld, author of Twenty-One Steps: Guarding the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.  When I opened this gorgeous book from Candlewick Press I knew that I'd be sharing it between home and the classroom. I began with a reading at home to my 6 year-old. He requested it night after night after night. I finally dared to sneak the book to school to read aloud at the end of May, in honor of Memorial Day. My fourth graders sat in silent awe as they learned, many for the first time, about the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Told in serious tones through the narration of the first Unknown, and set to the stunning visuals created by Matt Tavares, the book commands the respect of its audience. And one read through won't be enough. Welcome, Jeff Gottesfeld! My questions will appear in bold. You've said that you have walked National Cemeteries for Memorial Day for many years. Tell me a little about how t

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