" Make a wish ma! Make a wish!" shouted little Johnny Murphy as he glided his toy ace plane across the billowing candles..."
Drop Zone! 82nd Airborne 325 Glider Infantry recounts the historical battle at Kiekberg Woods in the Dutch countryside during World War 2.
Johnny Murphy and Heleen deWitt are two school age children who live a world apart Johnny lives in rural Idaho and Heleen lives in the Neitherlands yet the two are forever united by the heroism of Johnny's brother a soldier in the 82nd airborne glider infantry. Drop Zone! 82nd Airborne 325 Glider Infantry is based on the military battle records of the Battle of Kiekberg Woods in the Reichart forest: September 25-28, 1944. This book is sure to spark the imaginations of young readers as they explore the historical and multifaceted impact of war on the lives of school age children then and today.
Susan La Serna writes children and middle school age historical fiction
Her first book The Ghost of Battle Ridge is set during the American Revolution and won the Eric Hoffer finalist award.
Inti, the Golden Lama, an Andean legend was selected for the Don Quixote Festival " I Am Quixote!" written in Spanish and English
Drop Zone! is a fictitious account of the 325 glider infantry during World War Two. It is based on family oral narratives, war letters and information contained in the Freedom of Information Act: US Army