Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades K - 3Grades 1 - 3n/a2.71009
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.
Hardcover, 40 pages
Published on September 10, 2013 by Scholastic Press
ISBN-10: 0545425166
ISBN-13: 9780545425162
2 Book Reviews
  • ikyra_marie
    ikyra_marieSunday, May 18, 2014 at 3:38 pm55 stars
    I can't believe that is by Suzanne Collins!
    • oliviactaumata
      oliviactaumataTuesday, September 10, 2013 at 10:17 pm
      Sounds intriguing I will have to have a read when it comes out can't wait!!!