Year of the Jungle
Publication Date: September 10, 2013
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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.
James Proimos is a well-known author, illustrator, and cartoonist. He began his career in advertising and has won many awards, including several Cleos. He lives in Baltimore, with his wife and children. He is the author and illustrator of "Knuckle and Potty Destroy Happy World" and is the author of "12 Things to Do Before You Crash and Burn".