Books by Gary Metivier

CODY AND GRANDPA'S CHRISTMAS TRADITION by Gary Metivier
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"A thoughtful story marred by inconsistent illustrations. (author's note) (Picture book. 5-8)"
A white boy named Cody helps his military-veteran grandfather cope with memories of a long-ago Christmas in Vietnam as they start a new holiday tradition. Read full book review >
UNTIL DADDY COMES HOME by Gary Metivier
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 14, 2014

"A superficial jumble next to Suzanne Collins and James Proimos' Year of the Jungle (2013), Jill Biden and Raúl Colón's Don't Forget, God Bless Our Troops (2012) and the many other more acute takes on this essential theme. (Picture book. 7-10)"
Muddled intent and sloppy sentiment turn this soldier's daughter's vigil into a gooey slog. Read full book review >