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The Kite Fighters

by Linda Sue Park

Condition: Used - Good


Sandpiper. Used - Good. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside.

In a riveting narrative set in fifteenth-century Korea, two brothers discover a shared passion for kites. Kee-sup can craft a kite unequaled in strength and beauty, but his younger brother, Young-sup, can fly a kite as if he controlled the wind itself. Their combined skills attract the notice of Korea's young king, who chooses Young-sup to fly the royal kite in the New Year kite-flying competition--an honor that is also an awesome responsibility. Although tradition decrees, and the boys' father insists, that the older brother represent the family, both brothers know that this time the family's honor is best left in Young-sup's hands. This touching and suspenseful story, filled with the authentic detail and flavor of traditional Korean kite fighting, brings a remarkable setting vividly to life. AUTHOR'S NOTE.




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On Apr 9 2013, fireflower537 said:
  "A short but wonderful book about two brothers in 1473 Korea. Linda Sue Park proves that a good story can be told in a small amount of pages. "

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