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Larry Michalove

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Lieutenant Colonel Larry Michalove, USAF (ret.), served in the Vietnam War as a navigator flying combat missions on AC-130 gunships over the Ho Chi Minh trail in Laos. During his combat tour, Larry Michalove was awarded two Distinguished Flying Crosses and nine Air Medals.  During Michalove’s time serving in the Vietnam conflict he wrote almost daily letters to his wife and included a story that she could read to their four little children. His children were the central characters in these stories and he invented an elf-like character to take them on wonderful adventures.  Larry Michalove is the author of The Four Little Children: A Likely Story.


According to the book description of The Four Little Children: A Likely Story, “Have you ever ridden on a magic carpet or tamed a cage full of savage beasts from the darkest jungles of Africa? Adventurous siblings Lisa, David, Stacy, and Karen Michalove have!


Under the care of a jolly elf, the Michalove children go on fanciful journeys among the stars, under the sea, to the North Pole, and to many other unusual, fascinating places. They encounter talking ants and farm animals, dancing pumpkins, and green cheese-eating Martians. But no matter where they go or who they meet, from the darkest recesses of a cave to the farthest reaches of the moon, Lisa, David, Stacy, and Karen always return to the comforts of home and family.


These treasured stories, originally written to connect a father at war in Vietnam with his four kids back home in America, will inspire children to expand their imaginations while learning important lessons about love, respect, and responsibility. Encouraging a unique closeness between parents and their children, this read-aloud collection will whisk families away on truly fantastic adventures.”

The Four Little Children: A Likely Story
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