The Firekeeper's Son
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The Firekeeper's Son

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Description

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.show more

Product details

  • 6-8
  • Paperback | 37 pages
  • 223.52 x 248.92 x 7.62mm | 181.44g
  • HOUGHTON MIFFLIN
  • Boston, MA, China
  • English
  • Reprint
  • colour illustrations
  • 0547237693
  • 9780547237695
  • 195,011