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Linda Sue Park

Autore di A Single Shard

38+ opere 18,306 membri 923 recensioni 4 preferito


Linda Sue Park was born in Urbana, Illinois on March 25, 1960. She received a B.A. in English from Stanford University. After graduating, she worked as a public-relations writer for a major oil company for two years. She obtained advanced degrees in literature from Trinity College, Dublin in mostra altro Ireland and from the University of London. Before becoming a full-time author, she held numerous jobs including working for an advertising agency, teaching English as a second language to college students, and working as a food journalist. Her first book, Seesaw Girl, was published in 1999. Her other books include The Kite Fighters, Tap Dancing on the Roof: Sijo (Poems), and A Single Shard, which won the 2002 Newbery Medal. She also wrote Storm Warning, which is the ninth book in the 39 Clues series. Her title A Long Walk to Water made the New York Times bestseller list. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra meno
Fonte dell'immagine: Linda Sue Park gives a presentaiton on the Children's Green Stage at the National Book Festival, August 31, 2019. Photo by David Rice/Library of Congress. By Library of Congress Life - 20190831DR0213.jpg, CC0,


Opere di Linda Sue Park

A Single Shard (2001) 4,896 copie
Sull'orlo della tempesta (2010) 1,571 copie
When My Name Was Keoko (2002) 1,284 copie
The Kite Fighters (2000) 1,057 copie
Project Mulberry (2005) 862 copie
Bee-Bim Bop! (2008) 851 copie
Trust No-One (2012) 474 copie
Seesaw Girl (1999) 471 copie
Prairie Lotus (2020) 453 copie
Keeping Score (2008) 390 copie
The Firekeeper's Son (1900) 314 copie
Archer's Quest (2006) 280 copie
Tap Dancing on the Roof (2007) 234 copie
Xander's Panda Party (2013) 214 copie

Opere correlate

Click: dieci voci, una storia (2007) — Collaboratore — 460 copie
Our White House: Looking In, Looking Out (2008) — Collaboratore — 348 copie
Fatal Throne: The Wives of Henry VIII Tell All (2018) — Collaboratore — 315 copie
The Creativity Project: An Awesometastic Story Collection (2018) — Collaboratore — 97 copie
The Hero Next Door (2019) — Collaboratore — 87 copie
You Are Here: Connecting Flights (2023) — Collaboratore — 67 copie
The Exquisite Corpse Adventure (2011) — Collaboratore — 61 copie
Period Pieces: Stories for Girls (2003) — Collaboratore — 15 copie


Informazioni generali



(M62'12) A Single Shard, Linda Sue Park in World Reading Circle (Settembre 2012)


This is a very enjoyable kids book! I didn't love how the women were relegated to the background, but it is accurate for 15th century Korea, so it gets a pass. I did love the relationship between the two brothers and how they became such good friends with the king. It was an easy and enjoyable read!
BarnesBookshelf | 6 altre recensioni | Apr 19, 2024 |
A great read, set in Sudan, aimed at young adult readers, inspiring and full of hope. Loved it!
Carole888 | 155 altre recensioni | Apr 12, 2024 |
Salva Dut is 11 years old when war raging in the Sudan separates him from his family. To avoid the conflict, he walks for years with other refugees, seeking sanctuary and scarce food and water. Park simply yet convincingly depicts the chaos of war and an unforgiving landscape as they expose Salva to cruelties both natural and man-made. The lessons Salva remembers from his family keep him from despair during harsh times in refugee camps and enable him, as a young man, to begin a new life in America. As Salva’s story unfolds, readers also learn about another Sudanese youth, Nya, and how these two stories connect contributes to the satisfying conclusion. This story is told as fiction, but it is based on real-life experiences of one of the “Lost Boys” of the Sudan. Salva and Nya’s compelling voices lift their narrative out of the “issue” of the Sudanese War, and only occasionally does the explanation of necessary context intrude in the storytelling. Salva’s heroism and the truth that water is a source of both conflict and reconciliation receive equal, crystal-clear emphasis in this heartfelt account. (Fiction. 10-14)

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CDJLibrary | 155 altre recensioni | Mar 15, 2024 |
Another newberry winner and justifiably so. I enjoyed the plot and characters and what I learned about ancient Korea and pottery. I was somewhat upset at the ending… will leave it at that as don’t want to do spoiler.
cspiwak | 148 altre recensioni | Mar 6, 2024 |


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