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Titan and the Wild Boars

Written by Susan Hood and Pathana Sornhiran & illustrated by Dow Phumiruk
Published by HarperCollins
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May 7, 2019
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Don’t miss the breathtaking true story of the international rescue of the Wild Boars soccer team from a flooded cave in Thailand! One afternoon, eleven-year-old Titan, his friends from the Wild Boars soccer team, and their coach rode their bikes to explore local caves. They crawled through the narrow tunnels in the dark to reach the center of the cave. When they turned to go home, heavy rains had flooded the tunnel. They were trapped! With rising waters and monsoon season upon them, time and oxygen were running out. The world watched with bated breath as rescuers from around the globe joined forces to try to free the boys. After eighteen harrowing days, in an unprecedented effort of international teamwork, they were finally saved. Award-winning author Susan Hood and journalist Pathana Sornhiran based this picture book on Sornhiran’s first-hand reporting of the event, and Dow Phumiruk’s beautiful illustrations bring the story to life. The book also includes a timeline and back matter with additional resources.

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Who Wrote Titan and the Wild Boars

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Susan Hood

Susan Hood has written more than 200 picture books. She has received starred reviews in Publishers Weekly and Booklist, and her book Spike, The Mixed-Up Monster won the 2013 International Latino Award and was selected for the Charlotte Zolotow Highly Commended List. The Tooth Mouse was named a 2013 Best Book of the Year by Bank Street and the Cooperative Children’s Book Center. Prior to becoming an author, Susan was a children’s magazine editor at Scholastic and Instructor Magazine, a book editor at Sesame Workshop, and the Children’s Content Director of Nick Jr. Magazine. Ada’s Violin is her latest nonfiction picture book and Lifeboat 12 is her first novel in verse.

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Pathana Sornhiran

<p><strong>Pathana Sornhiran</strong> was born in Bangkok, Thailand, where she attended the Faculty of Arts at Chulalongkorn University, majoring in English and French. She later completed her master’s degree in journalism in London, and she now works as a journalist in Asia, traveling across the region to find and tell stories that matter. </p>

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Who Illustrated Titan and the Wild Boars

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Dow Phumiruk

Dow Phumiruk is a pediatrician with a passion for creating children’s book art and stories. She has been a member of the Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) since 2011. She lives in Lone Tree, Colorado with her husband, daughters, and an assortment of small pets (most notably a dwarf rabbit named Lottie and a cute bearded dragon named Sparkles). She is the illustrator of Maya Lin: Artist-Architect of Light and Lines, by Jeanne Walker Harvey, Counting on Katherine, by Helaine Becker, and Mouse’s Christmas Gift, by Mindy Baker. Mela and the Elephant is her author debut. She has four more titles on the way, so stay tuned! When not creating books or teaching medical students, she can be found hiking on trails around Colorado.

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Book Details

ISBN:
9780062907721
Publication Date:
May 7, 2019
Library of Congress Number (LCCN):
2018964879
ASIN/ISBN 10:
0062907727
Lexile® Level:
830L
ATOS® Book Level:
5.0
Accelerated Reader® Points:
0.5
Accelerated Reader Quiz:
504322
Accelerated Reader Interest Level:
LG

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