Search Results: "Linda Sue Park"


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PROJECT MULBERRY by Linda Sue Park
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 18, 2005

"A rich work that treats serious issues with warmth, respect and a good deal of humor. (Fiction. 9-12)"
No obstacle, real or imagined, can stop Julia Song and her best friend Patrick from entering a community farming-club contest. Read full book review >

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WHEN MY NAME WAS KEOKO by Linda Sue Park
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 18, 2002

"This powerful and riveting tale of one close-knit, proud Korean family movingly addresses life-and-death issues of courage and collaboration, injustice, and death-defying determination in the face of totalitarian oppression. (afterword, bibliography) (Fiction. 10-15)"
The author of three novels set in different periods of Korean history (A Single Shard, 2001, etc.) now turns to WWII for the story of a brother and sister and their lives with their parents and uncle. Read full book review >

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ARCHER’S QUEST by Linda Sue Park
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2006

"Still, the satisfying feats of archery, Kevin's urgent, believable puzzling and Chu-mong's ultimate re-launch add up to an exciting novel for male readers, both reluctant and engaged. (historical notes) (Fiction. 9-12)"
This brisk time-travel yarn propels a modern 12-year-old boy into a tangle of Korean history, the Chinese Zodiac and the age-spanning skill of archery. Read full book review >

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A SINGLE SHARD by Linda Sue Park
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 19, 2001

"A timeless jewel. (Fiction. 10-14)"
A homeless boy in a 12th-century Korean village makes himself surprisingly useful to a master potter. Read full book review >

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SEESAW GIRL by Linda Sue Park
Released: Aug. 23, 1999

"The evocative descriptions and Jade's intensity in creating new ways to learn will capture and hold readers. (b&w illustrations, bibliography) (Fiction. 8-12)"
In 17th-century Korea, the life of a noblewoman is extremely circumscribed: she leaves the inner court of her family home only to marry, or to attend a funeral. Read full book review >

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KEEPING SCORE by Linda Sue Park
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 17, 2008

"A winner at every level. (Historical fiction. 9-12)"
In 1950s Brooklyn, everyone is baseball mad. Read full book review >

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ADVENTURE
Released: Nov. 15, 2010

"Salva's heroism and the truth that water is a source of both conflict and reconciliation receive equal, crystal-clear emphasis in this heartfelt account. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Salva Dut is 11 years old when war raging in the Sudan separates him from his family. Read full book review >

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THE KITE FIGHTERS by Linda Sue Park
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 20, 2000

Kite making and flying strengthens the bond between two brothers, and earns them a royal friend to boot, in this perceptive tale set in 15th century Korea. Read full book review >

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TAP DANCING ON THE ROOF by Linda Sue Park
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2007

"Fresh and collegial, this offering stands out. (Picture book/poetry. 9-12)"
"Sijo," Park tells readers of this beguiling wee book, "is a traditional Korean form of poetry. . . . Read full book review >

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FOREST OF WONDERS by Linda Sue Park
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"With its engaging hero, talking animals, arcane magic, moral issues, and unresolved plot, this first of a proposed trilogy promises more exciting forest wonders. (map) (Fantasy. 8-12)"
After discovering a vine with powerful properties in the protected Forest of Wonders, 12-year-old Raffa journeys to Obsidia's capital, where he uncovers a sinister government plan to use botanicals to endanger and enslave animals. Read full book review >

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XANDER'S PANDA PARTY by Linda Sue Park
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"Unquestionably warmhearted, but its emphasis on zoological facts somewhat undermines its whimsy. (Picture book. 3-5)"
As a member of a rare species, Xander the Panda runs into some evolutionary conflicts when faced with the eternal quandary of whom to invite to his party. Read full book review >

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THE FIREKEEPER’S SON by Linda Sue Park
ADVENTURE
Released: March 22, 2004

"A lovely telling that will bring readers back to read or hear this story one more time. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Drawing once again on her heritage, Newbery Medalist Park tells a tale rooted in the history of Korea. Read full book review >