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KEY: jP = Picture Books; jZ = 1st and 2nd Grade Readers; jE = 3rd and 4th Grade Readers; JF = 5th Grade and Up

KOREA

updated 8/07


Picture Books


Beginning to Read Books


3rd - 4th Grade Books
Park, Linda Sue THE FIREKEEPER'S SON
In early 19th 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.
2004 unpaged Find it at your Public Library!


5th Grade and Up Books

Holman, Sheri SONDOK
PRINCESS OF THE MOON AND STARS
The Royal Diaries series
In a series of messages placed in her grandmother's ancestral jar, a seventh-century princess and future ruler of the Korean kingdom of Silla vents her frustration at not being permitted to study astronomy because she is a girl.
2002 159 p. Find it at your Public Library!

Neuberger, Anne THE GIRL-SON
Based on the life of Induk Pahk, a Korean educator, whose widowed mother disguised her as a boy at the age of eight in order for her to attend school, a choice forbidden to girls in the early twentieth century in that country.
1995 115 p. Find it at your Public Library!

Park, Linda Sue THE KITE-FLIERS
In Korea in 1473, 11-year-old Young-sup overcomes his rivalry with his older brother Kee-sup, who as the first born son receives special treatment from their father, and combines his kite-flying skill with Kee-sup's kite-making skill in an attempt to win the New Year kite-fighting competition.
2000 133 p. Find it at your Public Library!