Suzanne Collins

Overview

Suzanne Collins's best-selling book The Hunger Games was born from reality television shows, newscasts, and a childhood steeped in stories about war. Her dark tale about children forced to battle to the death captivated readers around the world. With more than 36 million copies of The Hunger Games trilogy in print and a smash hit movie version. Collins has written one of the most popular young adult series in history.

The wartime themes echoing throughout The Hunger Games, and ...

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Overview

Suzanne Collins's best-selling book The Hunger Games was born from reality television shows, newscasts, and a childhood steeped in stories about war. Her dark tale about children forced to battle to the death captivated readers around the world. With more than 36 million copies of The Hunger Games trilogy in print and a smash hit movie version. Collins has written one of the most popular young adult series in history.

The wartime themes echoing throughout The Hunger Games, and Collins's other best-selling series, The Underland Chronicles, have roots in Collins's upbringing The daughter of a career officer in the U.S. Air Force, Collins knew from a young age that war shaped her family's fate. At every turn, Collins's father seized the opportunity to teach her about military history, politics, and economics. As an adult, she shaped these lessons into books for young adults about war and violence.

Collins tells tales of bravery and love at the worst of times. Her books carry a strong antiviolence message-one she hopes will spur her readers to consider their world and the role they play in it.

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Editorial Reviews

VOYA - Hilary Crew
Forty--eight years separate the publication of Harper Lee’s To Kill Mocking Bird (1960) and Suzanne Collins’s The Hunger Games (2008). In these latest additions to a series that celebrates well-known authors across different eras and countries, Don and Sapet provide biographical details, show how Lee and Harper came to write their best-selling, award-winning novels, and provide facts regarding their promotion and reception. Don provides an extensive explanation of race relations in the South and the civil rights movement so as to emphasize the impact of To Kill A Mocking Bird. She includes comments that illustrate how the book has been regarded over time, speculates why Lee did not produce another novel, and dispels the myth that Lee has been a recluse. Sapet’s book is the more entertaining read but teens will be interested in chapters in each book on the making of the popular movies based on the novels. Both books include quotes from Lee and Collins, and will be good resources for the classroom. (World Writers) Ages 12 to 18.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781599353463
  • Publisher: Morgan Reynolds Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/28/2012
  • Pages: 112
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

1 A Soldier's Daughter 11

2 From Acting to Writing 23

3 Creating the Underland 37

4 The Hunger Games 49

5 The Big Screen 67

6 Beyond Panem 85

Timeline 99

Sources 100

Bibliography 104

Web sites 108

Index 109

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