Year of the Jungle: Memories from the Home Front

Year of the Jungle: Memories from the Home Front

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Overview


NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Suzanne Collins has created a deeply moving autobiographical picture book about a father who must go off to the war in Vietnam -- and the daughter who stays behind.

When young Suzy's father leaves for Vietnam, she struggles to understand what this means for her and her family. What is the jungle like? Will her father be safe? When will he return? The months slip by, marked by the passing of the familiar holidays and the postcards that her father sends. With each one, he feels more and more distant, until Suzy isn't sure she'd even recognize her father anymore.

This heartfelt and accessible picture book by Suzanne Collins, the NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of the Hunger Games series, is accompanied by James Proimos's sweet and funny illustrations. This picture book will speak to any child who has had to spend time away from a parent.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780545425162
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 09/10/2013
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 447,627
Product dimensions: 8.60(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile: AD450L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author


Suzanne Collins is the author of the groundbreaking Hunger Games trilogy for young adults: The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, and Mockingjay. She is also the author of an upcoming picture book, Year of the Jungle, and the New York Times bestselling Underland Chronicles series for middle grade readers, which started with Gregor the Overlander. Suzanne lives with her family in Connecticut. You can find her online at suzannecollinsbooks.com.

James Proimos is the creator of Swim! Swim!, Knuckle and Potty Destroy Happy World, 12 Things to do Before You Crash and Burn, and many more books for children of all ages. He lives on a farm outside of Baltimore, Maryland, with his wife and their horses, cats, and dogs. Learn more at jamesproimos.blogspot.com.

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Year of the Jungle: Memories from the Home Front 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Suzanne Collins is almost finnished her quest to write a war story for each age group, starting with a Year in the Jungle for young children, followed by The Underland Chronicles for middle schoolers, then followed by The Hunger Games Trilogy for YA. Waiting to see what her  Adult novel will make an appearence. This book is very good for young children to introduce them to the concept of war and how it effects Children. It disscuses how the war influenced her childhood and how the Vietnam war was handled by Americans and how they treated the  Soldiers and their families. I would highly recommend this book.