Year of the Jungle

Year of the Jungle

Book - 2013
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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: 9780545425162
0545425166
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 23 x 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Proimos, James

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dianebari3
Aug 14, 2016

I find this a very odd book. My 2.5 year old picked it out, so I got it without opening it and brought it home. It's a picture book that appears to be appropriate for small children, but isn't. It has depictions of war in it. I would say this would only be appropriate for older kids who have a parent away in an active war, so as to try to explain what's going on to them. For any other child, it's inappropriate.

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ktandtdevine
Dec 19, 2014

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.

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LT
Sep 12, 2014

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

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welcome57
Jun 18, 2014

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)

lms Nov 11, 2013

A Publisher's Weekly Best Book of 2013

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Feb 07, 2017

green_penguin_544 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 1 and 6

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dianebari3
Aug 14, 2016

dianebari3 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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