Saturday, March 12, 2016

Little Green Army Men

Thank you Two Writing Teachers for creating this space for me to share my corner of the world.

Today's post has been delayed due to a little red fox named Pax.  I was all set to write my celebration post on my Donor's Choose project, but this little fox has stolen all of my free moments today.  I will celebrate that tomorrow!

What is it with little green army men?  

Before I became a teacher and before my reading diet consisted of kid lit, I read Christian fiction.  My favorite author was Karen Kingsbury.  She wrote a two book series (or whatever literary term that is called) about the War in Iraq.  In the second book a little green army man ripped out my heart, and I literally sobbed while reading this book.  I knew then that I would never look at a little green army man the same way.


Until I read Pax...

I had been about 50 pages into the book for some time.  I stopped reading it because from what I had heard, I knew I wanted to be able to finish the book one sitting.  And I did.  Today.

This book is relevant and timeless at the same time.  The significance of the little green army man is wrapped in love, betrayal, and trust.  I think because I had such deep feelings about little green army men from Kingsbury's book, it became a pivotal point for me.

If you have not read any of these books, I highly recommend them.  Only then will you know what I am talking about when I say...

What is it with little green army men?


  1. have me intrigued. I used to love to play with little green army men...and now, this might be a treat I pursue tomorrow. I hope to have a reading day with little else to do!

  2. I LOVED Pax...what a glorious book.

  3. I'm about 50 pages into Pax right now...waiting for the time to devote to reading the rest. I love how the little green army man captured your heart through and connecting your reading experiences.

  4. We picked PAX for our staff middle grade book club pick. I thought it was SUCH a special story. Pax and Peter stole my heart. And the ending...oh, the ending! I haven't read the other two books you connected PAX with - I'll have to put them on my TBR list!

  5. I want to read Pax, but yet I don't want to read Pax. I know it is a heart book, and I'm not ready for one yet. Still healing my heart from Orbiting Jupiter. However, I know one day, I will read Pax.

  6. I was holding Pax as I stood in the book store on Friday night with my 11 year old. I may have to go back and get it... Also, now that I'm in a faith based school with a church attached, I am becoming more familiar with Karen Kingsbury. Maybe these will go on the list for this summer. Thanks for sharing!