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  Linda Sue Park   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Linda Sue had been raised in the Midwest to be “more American than Americans.” English had been spoken at home, and she learned only a few words of Korean.
Linda Sue’s father, who told her about the Korean sport of kite fighting when she was a child, had been a second son and is a devoted kite flyer.
Linda Sue considers this book in many ways a tribute to him, which made it all the more meaningful that it was he who drew the decorations that open each chapter.
www.hbook.com /publications/magazine/articles/jul02_stevenson.asp   (1975 words)

 Workshop Transcript
LINDA SUE PARK: I think the prevalence of psychological introspection in the novel is a post-Freudian development that stops Story dead in its tracks.
LINDA SUE PARK: As I mentioned, I have a character and his or her quest.
LINDA SUE PARK: One more rant: I think the reason for the emphasis on introspection in literature is because novelists have ceded the Story ground to the movies.
www.verlakay.com /34LindaSueParkQA.html   (4018 words)

 Linda Sue Park: Seesaw Girl, The Kite Fighters, The Firekeeper's Son
Park demonstrates that she can conjure a character, with a few graceful, unadorned sentences, so honestly real that the character becomes larger than the sum of her struggles.
Park imbues her story with would make it an appropriate read to a middle-school class as an opening for a unit on Korea.
There are certain qualities that Linda Sue Park reliably displays in her works: veracity of character, simplicity of telling, authenticity of detail and elasticity of (her) ability.
www.greenmanreview.com /book/book_park_koreanchildrensomni.html   (1273 words)

 Kidsreads.com - Linda Sue Park
Linda Sue Park was born and raised in Illinois.
Park was first published when she was 9 years old.
Park lives in upstate New York with her husband, their two children, a dog, a hamster, and eight tadpoles.
www.kidsreads.com /authors/au-park-linda-sue.asp   (251 words)

 Linda Sue Park: A Writer Found Teaching Pre K-8 - Find Articles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
As her father has never forgotten his daughter's first brush with life as a published writer, Linda Sue Park has never forgotten that it was her dad who led her into the wonderful world of books.
Linda Sue Park is a special breed of author who writes so convincingly about the past it's as if she herself has actually lived these stories from a time long gone.
Linda Sue Park's writing has always had a special place in her father's heart, and now her books have earned a coveted spot in the hearts of children as well.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_qa3666/is_200411/ai_n9464991   (929 words)

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Park was honored for A Single Shard, the tale of one orphan's incredible journey set in 12th century Korea.
Park received the award three years ago, and today, her creative genius is explosive when she talks about her life and works.
Park was intrigued by e-mails she received in particular about A Single Shard, in which readers found the moral to be many things—persistence, the search for family, and even the cultural discovery of art in an impoverished life—to name a few.
www.rochesterwomanmag.com /lindasuepark.htm   (1082 words)

 Linda Sue Park: Official website of children's author Linda Sue Park   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Linda Sue Park was born in Urbana, Illinois on March 25, 1960, and grew up outside Chicago.
Linda Sue has also published poems and short fiction for adults in several journals and on-line publications.
Linda Sue now lives in upstate New York with the Irishman, their two children, and a dog.
www.lspark.com /bio.html   (512 words)

 Amazon.ca: When My Name Was Keoko: Books: Linda Sue Park   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
I liked the way Linda Sue Park was extremely descriptive, because it allowed me to see the characters, and feel the hardships of the Kim family.
Linda Sue Park's When My Name Was Keoko tells the historical fiction tale of the Kim family from 1940 to 1945 during the final years of Korea's occupation by Japan.
Park uses the Korean terms of address such as Hynungnim (older brother used by younger brother) and Opah (older brother used by younger sister) throughout the story to help readers feel the "rank, respect, and affection" in a Korean family.
www.amazon.ca /When-My-Name-Was-Keoko/dp/0618133356   (2675 words)

 An Interview With Newbery Award Author Linda Sue Park
Linda Sue Park is the winner of the 2002 Newbery Medal for A SINGLE SHARD (Clarion, 2001).
Linda Sue was born and raised in Illinois.
A mother of two, Linda Sue Park lives in Rochester, NY with her husband and children.
www.cynthialeitichsmith.com /lit_resources/authors/interviews/LindaSuePark.html   (1820 words)

 Instititute of Children's Literature
Park's reading and writing most frequently occur in Rochester, New York, where she lives with her husband, one of their two teenage children, and a Border Terrier named Fergus.
I know from hearing Linda Sue speak that she is a children's writers' children's writer.
Linda Sue, you've given us such a wealth of help tonight for our children's writing, and two hours just isn't enough time to ask all we'd like to ask about you, your writing and the Newbery Medal.
www.institutechildrenslit.com /rx/tr01/park.shtml   (6068 words)

 Amazon.com: A Single Shard: Books: Linda Sue Park   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Park convincingly conveys how a community of artists works (chopping wood for a communal kiln, cutting clay to be thrown, etc.) and effectively builds the relationships between characters through their actions (e.g., Tree Ear hides half his lunch each day for Crane-man, and Min's soft-hearted wife surreptitiously fills the bowl).
Grade 5-8-Linda Sue Park's 2002 Newbery Award-winning story (Clarion, 2001) about Tree-ear, a 12th century Korean orphan who finds his future through his intuitive interest in the potter's trade, is nicely rendered by Graeme Malcolm.
Linda Sue Park does a fabulous job of taking this traditional Korean story module as a catalyst for a well-developed tale of triumph of a boy who shouldn't have overcome the odds but did.
www.amazon.com /Single-Shard-Linda-Sue-Park/dp/0440418518   (2082 words)

 AsianWeek.com: A&E: Linda Sue Park’s Post-Newbery Award Life
Although Linda Sue Park was just nine when she was first published — a haiku for a children’s magazine — it would be almost three decades before she attempted her first book.
Park became the first Korean American, and the second only Asian Pacific American, to win the award; Dhan Gopal Mukerji won in 1928 for Gay-Neck: The Story of a Pigeon.
Park’s latest title, When My Name was Keoko, which debuted this spring, is about a young girl who lives through the Japanese occupation of her Korean homeland.
www.asianweek.com /2002_06_28/arts_lindasue.html   (1094 words)

 Discovering Linda Sue Park - 7/1/2002 - School Library Journal - CA225243
Park's most recent novel, When My Name Was Keoko (Clarion, 2002), fast-forwards to World War II, during the Japanese occupation of Korea, as seen through the sensibilities of two young narrators, 10-year-old Sun-hee and her older brother, Tae-yul.
154.) Although her stories seem to have sprouted from Korea's soil, Park herself is a daughter of the Midwest, born in Urbana, IL, and brought up in Park Forest, a suburb of Chicago.
In fact, my parents heard from a cousin who lives there, who called the day after and said: "Linda Sue is on the front page of the papers here!" I've been interviewed many times since then, and I'd say easily a third of the interviews have been from the Korean media.
www.schoollibraryjournal.com /article/CA225243.html   (1649 words)

 Names and Palimpsest in Linda Sue Park's 'When My Name Was Keoko'
Linda Sue Park's When My Name Was Keoko (2002) is a deceptively simple tale of a family living in occupied Korea.
Economically written, the story is told in alternating chapters from the perspective of the children of the Kim family, Sun-hee and her older brother Tae-yul.
Later, when the Japanese confiscate precious rice and supplies from Korean civilians to aid the war effort, this clandestine patriotism is repeated by Tae-yul's crude carving of the Korean flag on the bottom of a bowl.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/childrensliterature/96791/1   (565 words)

 Linda Sue Park
When Linda Sue Park was ten years old, she read about 17th century Korean girls of good breeding who were not allowed to leave their homes.
The instant Park saw the vase she knew Tree-ear, her main character, would be its creator, and that her book would chronicle the way in which he acquired the skill to make it.
Park says her mother found this amusing because “I did not ask to cook like other little girls.
www.patriciamnewman.com /park.html   (669 words)

 Amazon.com: Project Mulberry: Books: Linda Sue Park   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
At the end of almost every chapter, Park and her young protagonist discuss the story inside the story: where the author's ideas came from, how the characters take on a life of their own, how questions raised in the book continue to percolate inside some readers' minds when it is finished.
Park has preempted any and all questions received on her book tours by putting them in the mouth of her main character here.
Linda Sue Park tells the story of "Project Mulberry" and then inserts a lively conversation between the author and "Jules" running parallel like a service road.
www.amazon.com /Project-Mulberry-Linda-Sue-Park/dp/0618477861   (2601 words)

 Linda Sue Park - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Linda Sue Park (born March 25, 1960) is an author of children's fiction.
Park was born in Urbana, Illinois in 1960.
She is a Korean American, and has used her research into her heritage as the setting for her books: A Single Shard and The Kite Fighter are both historical novels set in Korea.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Linda_Sue_Park   (160 words)

 Amazon.frĀ : Yum! Yuck!: A Foldout Book Of People Sounds: Livres en anglais: Linda Sue Park,Julia Durango,Sue Rama   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
AuthorLinda Sue Park was born and raised in Illinois.
Illustrator Sue Rama is both a writer and illustrator for children.
Largely self-taught as an artist, Sue studied fimmaking and literature and worked as a graphic designer, all of which helped prepare her for the challenge of telling a children's story.
www.amazon.fr /Yum-Yuck-Foldout-People-Sounds/dp/1570916594   (764 words)

 Downhomebooks.Com -- Linda Sue Park interview
Linda Sue Park: This will probably sound rather grandiose, but here goes anyway: The plot of Seesaw Girl grew out of my convictions about change in human society.
LSP: I think everyone's life is circumscribed in one way or another; our worlds all have limits, whether real or imagined.
LSP: The hand-brain connection is a big deal for me. I think it's one of the things that most powerfully defines our humanity.
www.downhomebooks.com /park.htm   (2724 words)

 Linda Sue Park's Printable Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
After earning degrees from Stanford University, Trinity College-Dublin, and the University of London, she worked as a food journalist and taught English as a Second Language until she finally realized that what she really wanted to do was write books for kids.
Linda Sue lives in Rochester, NY, with her husband and two children.
Linda Sue Park has published four novels for young people and has five picture books forthcoming.
www.visitingauthors.com /printable_pages/park_linda_sue_print_info.html   (963 words)

 Borders - Feature - Newbery Magic: A Chat with Last Year's Medalist, Linda Sue Park
Linda Sue Park has had what she calls a "once-in-a-lifetime year." On January 21, 2002, she won the Newbery Medal for A Single Shard and went, overnight, from virtual obscurity to an appearance on the Today show, an invitation to the White House, and speaking engagements at libraries, schools, and writers' conferences around the country.
Park also has a new novel out: When My Name Was Keoko.
This era ended in my grandmother's time, so it was something my parents, and parents here in America from immigrant families, have grown up with.
www.bordersstores.com /features/feature.jsp?file=park   (632 words)

 Help Linda Smith: Tribute to Linda from Linda Sue Park   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
But we have exchanged enough e-mails that she has her own folder in my e-box, and our relationship is part of a new phenomena: It interests me that in this age of cyberspace you can define someone you have never met in person as a friend.
But when I read Linda's work, I believed it to be coming from a soul of great sensitivity and awareness of what it means to be human.
Hurt and hope are present in equal parts in her work; she validates our right to the first while fierce in her affirmation of the second.
my.execpc.com /~marti/lindasue.html   (374 words)

 Linda Sue Park Webcast (Library of Congress)
Speaker Biography: Linda Park, the daughter of Korean immigrants, has been writing poems and stories since she was four years old.
After earning degrees from universities in California and in Great Britain, she worked as a food journalist and taught English as a Second Language until she realized that what she really wanted to do was write books for children.
Her third book, "A Single Shard," won the 2002 Newbery Medal and her latest book is "When My Name Was Keoko." Park lives in Rochester, N.Y. Related Webcasts
www.loc.gov /today/cyberlc/feature_wdesc.php?rec=3501   (98 words)

 Ruth McNally Barshaw - ruthexpress.com/sketchbook.html   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Linda Sue Park -- SCBWI Conference, June 2004
Linda was very kind and encouraging to me.
Linda Sue Park is the first author I heard say, Read 1000 books in your genre.
ruthexpress.com /sketch/skfa07.html   (59 words)

 A single shard | csmonitor.com
Park's writing incorporates terms and techniques of ceramics: The potters dig and prepare clay, throw and mold pots, fire vessels in a wood-burning kiln.
Even the color itself is illusive, "for although it was green, shades of blue and gray and violet whispered beneath it, as in the sea on a cloudy day." For those who want to see the pottery, Park provides photos on her website www.lindasuepark.com.
Park's parents grew up in Korea, and she has written three other novels set in that country.
www.csmonitor.com /2002/0307/p21s02-bogn.html   (452 words)

 Time for Kids | Magazines | Spotlight: Linda Sue Park
Author Linda Sue Park won her first writing contest when she was 9 years old.
Her winning book, A Single Shard, is about an orphan in 12th-century Korea who becomes fascinated with a community of pottery makers.
Park, who is Korean-American, has written many books set in Korea.
www.timeforkids.com /TFK/magazines/story/0,6277,198846,00.html   (136 words)

 Kidsreads.com - PROJECT MULBERRY by Linda Sue Park
This is the story of Julia and her friend Patrick, and their project for the state fair.
But it's also the story of how the book was made, for between the chapters we get to eavesdrop on the author, Linda Sue Park, chatting with her character, Julia.
Park explains how she wrote the book, where some of the ideas came from, and how she can't ever get away from Julia!
www.kidsreads.com /reviews/0618477861.asp   (271 words)

 Linda Sue Park - 2005 National Book Festival (Library of Congress)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Linda Sue Park, the daughter of Korean immigrants, has been writing poems and stories since she was 4 years old.
Park worked as a food journalist and taught English as a Second Language until she realized that what she really wanted to do was write books for children.
She is the recipient of the 2002 Newbery Medal for her third book, A Single Shard (Houghton Mifflin, 2001).
www.loc.gov /bookfest/park.html   (103 words)

 Review | The Kite Fighters by Linda Sue Park
While restricted by the society in which they live, these two brothers find ways to brave the kite fighting competitions, be true to themselves and respect each other.
Even in the aftermath of the charm and universal appeal of See Saw Girl, author Linda Sue Park's inspiring first book, I was unprepared for the overwhelming effect that The Kite Fighters would have on me.
As carefully and painstakingly as Young-sup builds his exquisite kites, Park fashions a story aimed at nine-to-12-year-olds that is both beautiful and durable.
www.januarymagazine.com /kidsbooks/kitefighters.html   (522 words)

 Children's Literature   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
One autumn morning, young Linda Sue Park came down to breakfast and told her mother she was fasting for Yom Kippur.
"I then had to explain to her that Yom Kippur is a Jewish holiday," says Park, whose family is Korean-American--and Presbyterian.
"When I heard Linda Sue Park speak about her writing, and about the effect All-of-a-Kind Family had on her, I was stunned," says Rachel Kamin, a member of the Sydney Taylor Book Award Committee.
www.childrenslit.com /f_lindasuepark.html   (618 words)

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