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The Firekeeper's Son (Paperback)

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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0618133372
ISBN-13: 9780618133376
Sku: 36266516
Publish Date: 3/1/2004
Pages:  37
Age Range:  8 to 12
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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. Afterword.
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In eighteenth-century Korea, after Sang-hee's father injures his ankle, Sang-hee attempts to take over the task of lighting the evening fire which signals to the palace that all is well. Includes historical notes.


Publishers Weekly
"Assured, empathetic storytelling involves readers in Sang-hee's inner conflict. Downing amplifies the tension with dramatically composed watercolor-and-pastel illustrations." 02/16/2004

Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"An attractive celebration of unity, peace, and family heritage, Sang-hee's story also emphasizes the beauty, power, and responsibility inherent in the individual's choice to participate in the social contract." - Timnah Card April 2004

Kirkus Reviews
"Even in the darkness the watercolor illustrations glow with vibrancy....A lovely telling that will bring readers back to read or hear this story one more time." 02/15/2004

Product Attributes
Product attributeBook Format:   Hardcover
Product attributeMinimum Age:   04
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0037
Product attributePublisher:   Clarion Books
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