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Linda Sue Park

Autor(a) de A Single Shard

40+ Works 18,504 Membros 926 Reviews 4 Favorited

About the Author

Linda Sue Park was born in Urbana, Illinois on March 25, 1960. She received a B.A. in English from Stanford University. After graduating, she worked as a public-relations writer for a major oil company for two years. She obtained advanced degrees in literature from Trinity College, Dublin in mostrar mais Ireland and from the University of London. Before becoming a full-time author, she held numerous jobs including working for an advertising agency, teaching English as a second language to college students, and working as a food journalist. Her first book, Seesaw Girl, was published in 1999. Her other books include The Kite Fighters, Tap Dancing on the Roof: Sijo (Poems), and A Single Shard, which won the 2002 Newbery Medal. She also wrote Storm Warning, which is the ninth book in the 39 Clues series. Her title A Long Walk to Water made the New York Times bestseller list. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
Image credit: Linda Sue Park gives a presentaiton on the Children's Green Stage at the National Book Festival, August 31, 2019. Photo by David Rice/Library of Congress. By Library of Congress Life - 20190831DR0213.jpg, CC0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=82899176


Obras de Linda Sue Park

A Single Shard (2001) 4,942 cópias
When My Name Was Keoko (2002) 1,292 cópias
The Kite Fighters (2000) 1,061 cópias
Project Mulberry (2005) 868 cópias
Bee-Bim Bop! (2008) 862 cópias
Trust No-One (2012) 478 cópias
Seesaw Girl (1999) 474 cópias
Prairie Lotus (2020) 460 cópias
Keeping Score (2008) 393 cópias
The Firekeeper's Son (1900) 316 cópias
Archer's Quest (2006) 282 cópias
Tap Dancing on the Roof (2007) 237 cópias
Xander's Panda Party (2013) 217 cópias
Forest of Wonders (2016) 215 cópias
The Third Gift (2011) 165 cópias
The One Thing You'd Save (2021) 154 cópias
Yaks Yak: Animal Word Pairs (2016) 104 cópias
Cavern of Secrets (2017) 66 cópias
Mung-Mung (2004) 65 cópias
Beast of Stone (2018) 39 cópias
Gondra's Treasure (2019) 39 cópias
Bee-bim Bop! Board Book (2023) 5 cópias
Fleur de Jade (2004) 4 cópias
Stormvarning (2010) 1 exemplar(es)
זהירות: סופה 1 exemplar(es)
Ucurtma Avcilari 1 exemplar(es)
Live to Tell 1 exemplar(es)
Manh Gom Vo 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

Click (2007) — Contribuinte — 463 cópias
Our White House: Looking In, Looking Out (2008) — Contribuinte — 353 cópias
Fatal Throne: The Wives of Henry VIII Tell All (2018) — Contribuinte — 324 cópias
The Creativity Project: An Awesometastic Story Collection (2018) — Contribuinte — 97 cópias
The Hero Next Door (2019) — Contribuinte — 89 cópias
You Are Here: Connecting Flights (2023) — Contribuinte — 69 cópias
The Exquisite Corpse Adventure (2011) — Contribuinte — 62 cópias
Period Pieces: Stories for Girls (2003) — Contribuinte — 15 cópias


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Conhecimento Comum



(M62'12) A Single Shard, Linda Sue Park em World Reading Circle (Setembro 2012)


As a parent, I've spent a lot of time protecting my childrens' innocence about the world. We've been blessed beyond belief to live in a first world country, in a safe community, where our needs our met, where my kids have been able to be kids. Sure, they're aware of "the needy", we sponsor a child through World Vision, and they've learned about Haiti and Rwanda through some mission programs at our church. But they don't really know the details of the suffering. My older child has now reached an age where some of that protection needs to be turned to education. "A Long Walk to Water" is an excellent novel to do just that.

"A Long Walk to Water" has two parallel story lines. The first, which starts in 1985, focuses on Salva, who becomes one of the Lost Boys of Sudan when his village is attacked in the middle of the school day and he must flee for safety -- a heartbreaking journey which takes years and spans countries and continents.

The second story line starts in 2008 and focuses on Nya, a Sudanese girl whose sole activity in life is to walk miles to and from a watering hole each day to collect dirty water (the only available kind) for her family.

The book is written for middle grade readers, so adults may find it lacking in depth and predictable. However, I think it hits the sweet spot for its intended audience. Middle grade readers will find suspense, action, and a sense of empathy for the characters in both of the story lines. My daughter was compelled to find out more about both the Lost Boys as well as access to clean water -- and I doubt she is alone. The book has given us an opportunity to discuss not only history and geography, but also better helps her understand the current Syrian refugee crisis. I highly recommend this for middle grade readers.
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jj24 | outras 157 resenhas | May 27, 2024 |
There are several reasons I did not give this audiobook a higher rating. After reading the synopsis for this book, I imagined a culturally sensitive and historically accurate story representing children of Chinese descent. Unfortunately, Park does not delve very deeply into the reasons behind racism during the 1800s. Also, I had read that Linda Sue Park was inspired to write this historical fiction novel due to her childhood fascination with the Little House on the Prairie series. This set up a pretty high set of expectations in my mind in terms of writing style. Overall, the idea for this story was good but the writing style didn't click with me and some portions of the narrative sounded wooden or repetitive. Still, I wouldn't want to dissuade anyone from reading this. Just don't set your expectations too high.… (mais)
Ann_R | outras 26 resenhas | May 25, 2024 |
Based on the book's blurb and my interest in learning more about the Lost Boys of the Sudan, I had added the audio version of A Long Walk to Water to my wishlist over a year ago. Although the narrative is written for a younger audience, I quickly realized how woefully inadequate my knowledge is of the cultural history for this region.

The story is told through a partially fictionalized dual narrative, one based on the true story of a boy named Salva who is uprooted from his home and family in 1985 due to civil war. He goes through a harrowing journal of survival across the Akobo Desert . The second story is set during 2008 and describes the hardships a girl named Nya faces, as she spends most of her day making the arduous journey to collect water for her family.

The story is beautifully written, though there are some gruesome scenes which are integral to the story. Beyond the despair and sadness, there is also a focus on the power of hope and determination. The audio version is well produced with two narrators and the occasional use of sound effects or music, to mark the end of a chapter.

“One step at a time, one day at a time, just today, just this day to get through,” Salva would say. Perhaps these are words everyone can relate to on a basic level, given the extremely troubling and distressing times we are currently living though.

Interview with author Linda Sue Park and Salva Dut:
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Ann_R | outras 157 resenhas | May 25, 2024 |
This is a very enjoyable kids book! I didn't love how the women were relegated to the background, but it is accurate for 15th century Korea, so it gets a pass. I did love the relationship between the two brothers and how they became such good friends with the king. It was an easy and enjoyable read!
BarnesBookshelf | outras 6 resenhas | Apr 19, 2024 |



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