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Year of the Jungle

Title

Year of the Jungle

Authors

Suzanne Collins

Illustrator

James Proimos

Publisher

Scholastic Press

Publication Year

2013

ISBN

9780545425162

Pages

40 pages

Genre

autobiography

Format

picturebook

Item Type

Nonfiction

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

Topic

Family Relationships; Military families; father in the military

Main Character

girl

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

mother and father

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

Diversity Impact

direct

Year of the Jungle

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