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Multimillion-selling children’s author Suzanne Collins, author of The Hunger Games trilogy, has completed an autobiographical picture story scheduled for September 2013, Scholastic announced this week.

The 40-page book, Year of the Jungle, is based on the time in Vietnam served by Collins’ father, a career Air Force officer. It’s aimed at ages 4 and up, a younger audience than those who have read her dystopian trilogy about teenagers forced to hunt and kill each other.

More than 50 million copies of the Hunger Games books are in print and the first of four planned movies has grossed more than $600 million worldwide since being released out in March.

Tell me a story

You might laugh. You might cry. You might even experience one of those rare “hey, that sounds just like me” moments when Lip Service hits Coral Gables Saturday.

A group of talented storytellers will take the stage to share their short, true tales at 8 p.m. Saturday at Miracle Theater, 280 Miracle Mile. Tickets are $30 preferred seating, $15 open seating and can be purchased at There’s even an after party at Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave.

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