The Firekeeper's Son

The Firekeeper's Son

by Julie Downing, Linda Sue Park

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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.

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  • Format: Paperback

  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780547237695

  • ISBN-10: 0547237693

  • Pages: 40

  • Price: $7.99

  • Publication Date: 04/20/2009

  • Carton Quantity: 50

  • Age(s): 4,5,6,7

  • Grade(s): Pre-K-3

  • Reading Level:

    • Lexile Reading Level AD490L
    • Guided Reading Level O

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Julie Downing

Julie Downing has written and/or illustrated over 30 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 www.juliedowning.com.
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Linda Sue Park
Author

Linda Sue Park

 Linda Sue Park is the author of the Newbery Medal book A Single Shard and bestseller A Long Walk to Water. She has also written several acclaimed picture books, fiction and nonfiction, and is a founding member of We Need Diverse Books. She lives in Rochester, New York, with her family. Visit her online at lspark.com and on Twitter @LindaSuePark.
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Available Resources

Related Categories

  • Format: Paperback

  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780547237695

  • ISBN-10: 0547237693

  • Pages: 40

  • Price: $7.99

  • Publication Date: 04/20/2009

  • Carton Quantity: 50

  • Age(s): 4,5,6,7

  • Grade(s): Pre-K-3

  • Reading Level:

    • Lexile Reading Level AD490L
    • Guided Reading Level O

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