Seesaw Girl (Paperback)

By Mou-Sien Tseng (Illustrator), Linda Sue Park, Jean Tseng (Illustrator)

Clarion Books, 9780547248882, 96pp.

Publication Date: September 14, 2009

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (8/23/1999)
Hardcover (9/1/2009)

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Description

Jade never ventures beyond the walls of her family's Inner Court; in seventeenth-century Korea, a girl of good family does not leave home until she marries. She is enthralled by her older brother's stories about trips to the market and to the ancestral grave sites in the mountains, about reading and painting, about his conversations with their father about business and politics and adventures only boys can have. Jade accepts her destiny, and yet she is endlessly curious about what lies beyond the walls. A lively story with a vividly realized historical setting, "Seesaw Girl" recounts Jade Blossom's daring attempts to enlarge her world.


About the Author

JEAN and MOU-SIEN TSENG are a wife and husband team who came to the United States from Taiwan. They have illustrated nearly two dozen books for children, many on Asian subjects. This is their first for Clarion.


Linda Sue Park is the author of the Newbery Medal book A Single Shard and bestseller A Long Walk to Water. She has also written several acclaimed picture books, fiction and nonfiction, and is a founding member of We Need Diverse Books. She lives in Rochester, New York, with her family. Visit her online at lspark.com and on Twitter @LindaSuePark.



JEAN and MOU-SIEN TSENG are a wife and husband team who came to the United States from Taiwan. They have illustrated nearly two dozen books for children, many on Asian subjects. This is their first for Clarion.