The Firekeeper's Son

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Product Details
Price
$8.99  $8.36
Publisher
Clarion Books
Publish Date
Pages
40
Dimensions
8.8 X 9.8 X 0.2 inches | 0.4 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780547237695

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About the Author

Linda Sue Park, Newbery Medal winner for A Single Shard and #1 New York Times bestseller for A Long Walk to Water, is the renowned author of many books for young readers, including picture books, poetry, and historical and contemporary fiction. Born in Illinois, Ms. Park has also lived in California, England, and Ireland. She now lives in Western New York. Learn more at lindasuepark.com.

Julie Downing has written and/or illustrated over thirty picture books. For Clarion, she has illustrated The Firekeeper's Son by Linda Sue Park, among others. Her books have received a Parents' Choice Award and a New York Public Library Best Books Award. She lives in San Francisco, California. For more information visit juliedowning.com.

Reviews

"handsome, watercolor-and-pastel double-page pictures personalize the history...panoramic views...as the boy tends the flame that preserves peace" BOOKLIST Booklist, ALA

"a tale rooted in...history...watercolor illustrations glow with vibrancy... especially striking...A lovely telling that will bring readers back" KIRKUS REVIEWS Kirkus Reviews

"Suspenseful...Assured, empathetic storytelling involves readers in Sang-hee's inner conflict...Downing amplifies the tension with dramatically composed watercolor-and-pastel illustrations ...fascinating" PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, starred review Publishers Weekly, Starred

"An attractive celebration of unity, peace, and family heritage, Sang-hee's story also emphasizes...beauty, power, and responsibility." THE BULLETIN OF THE CENTER FOR CHILDREN'S BOOKS The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"...compelling...Lyrical prose... Children will be intrigued...caught up in the riveting dilemma, and satisfied by the resolution." School Library Journal --