‘Hunger Games’ author Suzanne Collins announces new book

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The Hunger Games author Suzanne Collins has revealed the plans for her next book! The new book Year of the Jungle is aimed at a younger audience.

Scholastic announced today that it will release Year of the Jungle, an autobiographical picture book, on Sept. 10, 2013. Illustrated by James Proimos, the book centers on Suzy, who must cope with her father’s absence as he serves in Vietnam. She counts down the days until her father’s return, and when he finally comes back, Suzy finds that the war has changed him but he loves her all the same.

Read more about the inspiration for the book at EW.com.