Letters to Ann a Beautiful Piece

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Letters to Ann is a beautiful, heart-wrenching story of a man writing letters to his daughter during the heat of the Korean War.

Letters to Ann is a beautiful, heart-wrenching story of a man writing letters to his daughter during the heat of the Korean War.
John Francis Hughes is a doctor during the Korean War, when the Chinese are attacking American troops. He is moving through North and South Korea, while his daughter, Ann, is at home with her mother, Mary “Peach” Hughes.
John’s letters are beautiful and heartfelt. John draws pictures for Ann, and tells her all the good things about Korea. He shows her what the culture is like, and how the other Korean and Japanese children act and play.
John’s amazing firsthand account of “The Forgotten War” is tear-jerking and also can be very funny and cute. It made me start to cry, because even though this is a quick read, there is so much beauty in the letters to the small six-year-old.
Even if you don’t know much about the Korean War, I highly recommend this book. It has so much meaning and there are descriptions on every page of what is going on in the war at the times that John writes his letters. I recommend this book to ages of about 11 or 12+ because the descriptions can be a little tough to read and understand.