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The Firekeeper's Son
by Linda Sue Park and Julie Downing


Overview - In Korea in the early 1800s, news from the countryside reached the king by means of signal fires. On one mountaintop after another, a fire was lit when all was well. If the king did not see a fire, that meant trouble, and he would send out his army. Linda Sue Park's first picture book for Clarion is about Sang-hee, son of the village firekeeper.  Read more...

 
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Overview
In Korea in the early 1800s, news from the countryside reached the king by means of signal fires. On one mountaintop after another, a fire was lit when all was well. If the king did not see a fire, that meant trouble, and he would send out his army. Linda Sue Park's first picture book for Clarion is about Sang-hee, son of the village firekeeper. When his father is unable to light the fire one night, young Sang-hee must take his place. Sang-hee knows how important it is for the fire to be lit-but he wishes that he could see soldiers . . . just once. Mountains, firelight and shadow, and Sunhee's struggle with a hard choice are rendered in radiant paintings, which tell their own story of a turning point in a child's life.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780547237695
  • ISBN-10: 0547237693
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
  • Publish Date: April 2009
  • Page Count: 37
  • Reading Level: Ages 4-7
  • Dimensions: 9.8 x 8.8 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.4 pounds


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Books > Juvenile Fiction > Historical - General
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Boys & Men
Books > Juvenile Fiction > People & Places - Asia

 
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