The Kite Fighters

by Linda Sue Park

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  • 9780547328638
  • 9780547346083

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.


  • HMH Books; June 2010
  • ISBN: 9780547346083
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  • Title: The Kite Fighters
  • Author: Linda Sue Park
  • Imprint: Clarion Books
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9780547328638
  • 9780547346083

In The Press

"With ease and grace, Park brings these long-ago children to life." --SLJ, Starred School Library Journal, Starred


About The Author

Linda Sue Park is the author of the Newbery Medal book A Single Shard, many other novels, several picture books, and most recently a book of poetry: Tap Dancing on the Roof: Sijo (Poems). She lives in Rochester, New York, with her family, and is now a devoted fan of the New York Mets. For more infromation visit www.lspark.com.