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Jungle Scout: A Vietnam War Story
Jungle Scout: A Vietnam War Story
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Reviewed Titles Capstone Interactive Accelerated Reader
Graphic Flash

Jungle Scout: A Vietnam War Story

by Tim Hoppey
Illustrated by Ramon Espinoza

Sixteen-year-old Lam Hung was once a member of the Viet Cong. Now he's a Kit Carson Scout for U.S. Marines, ordered to steer the troops safely around explosive land mines and deadly booby traps. One mistake could mean their lives. Lam's most difficult task could be getting the platoon to trust him, a former enemy.

GenreHistorical Fiction
Reading LevelGrades 2-3
Interest LevelGrades 3-6
Lexile LevelGN580L
ATOS Level3.4
AR Points0.5
AR Quiz #123853
PublisherStone Arch Books
BrandGraphic Flash
Page Count56
Capstone Interactive eBook
List Price: $53.32 School/Library Price



Library Media Connection - Audrey Irene Daigneault; West Side Middle School

"This high interest, low vocabulary series combines a short historical fiction tale with graphic novel style illustrations. This tale has a great deal of action and appealed to the low reading group of 7th grade boys I used for field testing. Jungle Scout tells the story of an American platoon on patrol in the jungles of Vietnam being guided by a sixteen year old Vietnamese boy, Lam Hung, who was once a member of the Viet Cong. The author alternates between telling his story as a narrator watching the action and letting the reader hear the conversations of the characters and telling the story from Lam Hung’s point of view. Ultimately, the scout saves the platoon and the American soldiers now appreciate and accept him. This book is written for an education audience and contains a glossary, a brief historical summary concerning the war, discussion questions, and writing prompts. This book can be used for grades three through five and especially for boys in grades six and seven who are reading below grade level. Recommended. -Audrey Irene Daigneault, Library Media Specialist, West Side Middle School, Groton, Connecticut" - Library Media Connection

May 1, 2009

Tim Hoppey

Tim Hoppey

Tim Hoppey was born and raised on Long Island in New York. For more than 20 years, he has worked as a New York City firefighter in the neighborhood of East Harlem. In his spare time, Hoppey has written several children's books including Tito, The Firefighter published by Raven Tree Press. He lives with his wife Ellen, their three kids, and a 14-year-old cat named Scarlet.

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