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The Firekeeper's Son
Author: Julie Downing

ISBN: 9780547237695
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 37
Published: 20 April 2009
Country of Publication: CN
Dimensions (cm): 24.9 x 22.4 x 0.5
In Korea in the early 1800's, 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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