Year of the Jungle

A star author’s touching true childhood story of a little girl, her soldier father and a faraway war. Suzanne Collins is famous all around the world for her book The Hunger Games. But this time she tells an even more special story for littler people. The real story of when she was a small girl, and her father went away to fight in the Vietnam War. All Suzy knows is that he is in a faraway jungle. When will he come home? As the months pass, measured in postcards, her father starts to feel further and further away… Find out how powerful a book can be as you share in Suzy’s sad but hopeful story.

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    I borrowed this book at the library. I found the poem about the dragon called Custard. I used to live in Vietnam and heard about the war. We read a book about Vietnam war as well.

    7 March 2014

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    Suzanne Collins

    Suzanne Collins is the author of the bestselling Hunger Games trilogy.


    Suzanne Collins has won many prizes and plaudits for The Hunger Games trilogy, including the 2010 Red House award, and the Silver Inky Award in Australia.

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