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The Kite Fighters

By Linda Sue Park

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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Format: Book
Author: Park, Linda Sue
Summary: In Korea in 1473, eleven-year-old Young-sup overcomes his rivalry with his older brother Kee-sup, who as the first-born son receives special treatment from their father, and combines his kite-flying skill with Kee-sup's kite-making skill in an attempt to win the New Year kite-fighting competition.
Title: The kite fighters / by Linda Sue Park ; decorations by Eung Won Park.
Publisher Date: New York : Clarion Books, c2000.
Subject: Kites -- Juvenile fiction -- Juvenile fiction. Brothers -- Juvenile fiction Birth order -- Juvenile fiction -- Juvenile fiction. Contests -- Juvenile fiction Korea -- Juvenile fiction -- Juvenile fiction.
Isbn: 9780547328638 (pbk.) 0395940419
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 22
System Items Total: 24
Call Number: C Park
Oclc: 41886174
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Bib Id: 155345

Format: Book
Author: Park, Linda Sue
Summary: In Korea in 1473, eleven-year-old Young-sup overcomes his rivalry with his older brother Kee-sup, who as the first-born son receives special treatment from their father, and combines his kite-flying skill with Kee-sup's kite-making skill in an attempt to win the New Year kite-fighting competition.
Title: The kite fighters / by Linda Sue Park ; decorations by Eung Won Park.
Publisher, Date: New York : Clarion Books, c2000.
Description: 136 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Subjects: Kites -- Juvenile fiction -- Juvenile fiction.
Subjects: Brothers -- Juvenile fiction
Subjects: Birth order -- Juvenile fiction -- Juvenile fiction.
Subjects: Contests -- Juvenile fiction
Subjects: Korea -- Juvenile fiction -- Juvenile fiction.
Other Author: Park, Eung Won ill.
LCCN: 99036936
ISBN: 9780547328638 (pbk.)
ISBN: 0395940419
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Available Copies: 22
Total Copies: 24
Call Number: C Park