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Linda Sue Park
Linda Sue Park is the author of the Newbery Medal book A Single Shard, many other novels, several picture books, and most recently a book of poetry: Tap Dancing on the Roof: Sijo (Poems). She lives in Rochester, New York, with her family, and is now a devoted fan of the New York Mets. For more... show more

Linda Sue Park is the author of the Newbery Medal book A Single Shard, many other novels, several picture books, and most recently a book of poetry: Tap Dancing on the Roof: Sijo (Poems). She lives in Rochester, New York, with her family, and is now a devoted fan of the New York Mets. For more infromation visit www.lspark.com.
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Birth date: March 25, 1960
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alyssapeters
alyssapeters rated it 2 years ago
I would suggest this book for upper elementary grades as it deals with death and has violence. This book is about a young homeless orphan named Tree-Ear and how he longs to be a potter. He secretly watches his mentor Min sculpt. Tree- Ear is faced with many decision that weigh heavily on his conscio...
Reading is my ESCAPE from Reality!
Reading is my ESCAPE from Reality! rated it 2 years ago
This is an enchanting adventure that kids are sure to love. There is magic, talking animals, danger, friendship, and by the end Raffa realizes that choices (and people) are not always what they seem to be. The plot is unresolved at the end (which makes sense because this is a trilogy), but all three...
An Un-Calibrated Centrifuge
An Un-Calibrated Centrifuge rated it 4 years ago
I've tried to read this several times but never made it all the way through until now. And even then it was iffy whether I'd finish or not. It's definitely one of the more intense MG novels I've read (though that mostly comes from outside knowledge of WWII rather than the novel itself). Not that t...
JL's Bibliomania
JL's Bibliomania rated it 4 years ago
A Long Walk to Water is the simplified and fictionalized story of Salva Dut, one of the "Lost Boys" of the Sudanese civil war of the 1980's. His story of survival is interwoven with the story of Nya, a young girl in a Southern Sudanese village without a reliable water source in 2008. A Long Wal...
An Un-Calibrated Centrifuge
An Un-Calibrated Centrifuge rated it 5 years ago
I almost gave up on this a couple of chapters in but kept reading because it's so short. I've enjoyed Park's other historical middle grade fiction, and this one is very much the same (A Single Shard is the best, Seesaw Girl is on par with The Kite Fighters): a slice of life in historical Korea.
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