Year of the Jungle by Suzanne CollinsYear of the Jungle by Suzanne Collins

Year of the Jungle

bySuzanne CollinsIllustratorJames Proimos

Picture Books | September 10, 2013

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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 that 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 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.

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 Overla...
Title:Year of the JungleFormat:Picture BooksDimensions:40 pages, 8.78 × 11.33 × 0.39 inPublished:September 10, 2013Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0545425166

ISBN - 13:9780545425162


Editorial Reviews

Praise for Year of the JunglePublishers Weekly Best Books of the Year, 2013*"Collins sensitively examines the impact of war . . . It's a deceptively simple message of reassurance that readers who may currently be in Suzy's situation can take to heart." -Publishers Weekly, starred review*"With a notable lack of patriotic rhetoric or clichés about bravery and honor, Collins holds firm to her childhood memories, creating a universal story for any child whose life is disrupted by war. Important and necessary." -Kirkus, starred review*"[Year of the Jungle has] the kind of indelible and heartfelt resonance to be universally understood. Indeed, children missing parents in all kinds of circumstances will find comfort here." -Booklist"The author's spot-on memories paired with child-friendly art create a universal exploration of war and its effect on young children, ideally shared with and facilitated by a sensitive adult." -School Library Journal