The Kite Fighters (Paperback)

By Linda Sue Park

Clarion Books, 9780547328638, 144pp.

Publication Date: June 7, 2010

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (1/1/2015)
Prebound (6/7/2010)
Paperback (2/12/2002)
Hardcover (6/1/2010)
Hardcover (3/1/2000)

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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.

About the Author

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 and on Twitter @LindaSuePark.

Praise For The Kite Fighters

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