Year of the Jungle

Collins, Suzanne

Book - 2013
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Year of the Jungle
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.

Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Scholastic Press, 2013
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 0545425166
Branch Call Number: jE Parenting COLLINS 2013
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) :,col. ill. ;,23 x 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Proimos, James Illustrator


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Suzanne Collin’s memoir of her experiences as a first grader when her father had “to go to something called a war. It’s in a place called Vietnam”. The difficulties of missing
her father are gradually overcome by her
growing awareness of what those words mean.

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Dec 19, 2014
  • ktandtdevine rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

I didn't find it completely suitable for children. The material was regarding the Vietnam war but in a picture book style for younger audiences.

Sep 12, 2014
  • LT rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

A touching memoir of what it is to have a parent at war.

Jun 18, 2014
  • welcome57 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

My uncle served in Vietnam while I was in elementary school, I remember ... just as Suzanne Collins did. My uncle just organized a grand Memorial Day service at the Quantico Museum in honor of the men killed during his time ... his goal was to "bring their spirits back to life" even after all of the time that has passed. AMF (2014)

Nov 11, 2013
  • lms rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

A Publisher's Weekly Best Book of 2013


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