||Based on true events, Kentuckian John
Wallen was only seventeen when he enlisted in the Army.
Being a soldier during World War II was tough enough, but
being the youngest recruit in the Pacific was a big
challenge. While in the Philippines, he befriends a little
girl with a very special heart-shaped birthmark and they
help each other in ways friends would do. Because she does
not speak English, his new friend calls him “Tucky Jo,”
although they do not need a common language to share
kindness, friendship and loyalty. After the war, John
returns home, and after many years, he and “Little Heart”
meet again in a beautiful twist of fate. (Pennsylvania
Young Reader’s Choice Award 2017-2018)
|SUBJECTS: Historical fiction.
Kindness -- Fiction.
Philippines -- History
Japanese occupation, 1942-1945 -- Fiction.
Soldiers -- Fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Philippines -- Fiction.