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Year of the Jungle

Title

Year of the Jungle

Authors

Suzanne Collins

Illustrator

James Proimos

Publisher

Scholastic Press

Pages

40 pages

Publication Year

2013

ISBN

9780545425162

Genre

autobiography

Topic

Family Relationships; Military families; father in the military

Annotation

Suzy spends her year in first grade waiting for her father, who is serving in Vietnam, and when the postcards stop coming she worries that he will never make it home.

Grade Level

PK-1; K-3

Family Formation

mother and father

Main Character

girl

Diversity Impact

direct

Race/Ethnicities

White

Awards

Booklist Editors Choice: Books for Youth, 2013; Booklist Top 10 Historical Fiction for Youth, 2014; Bulletin Blue Ribbons, 2013; Choices, 2014; Lasting Connections, 2013; Publishers Weekly Best Children's Book, 2013 ;Nevada Young Readers' Award, 2017; Nominee; The de Grummond Children's Literature Collection; Charlotte Zolotow Award, 2014, Honor; Christopher Award, 2014, Winner; Gryphon Award, 2014, Honor, Children (13-18); Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Award, 2013, Platinum, Book

Keywords

children of military personnel; Vietnam; postcards; jungle; holidays; war

Item Type

Nonfiction

Format

picturebook

Year of the Jungle

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