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About the Author:
Helen Recorvits is the author of two books for older readers, Where Heroes Hide and Goodbye, Walter Malinski, an NCSS-CBC Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies. She lives in Glocester, Rhode Island. Gabi Swiatkowska has illustrated one other picture book, Hannah's Bookmobile Christmas by Sally Derby. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Disliking her name as written in English, Korean-born Yoon, or "shining wisdom," refers to herself as "cat," "bird," and "cupcake," as a way to feel more comfortable in her new school and new country.
* "As noteworthy for what it leaves out as for what it includes. . . . Yoon may be new to America, but her feelings as an outsider will be recognizable to all children." —Publishers Weekly, starred reivew
Posted April 8, 2010
This book is a great example of different perspectives between classmates and countries. Yoon is a brave little girl who has to start all over in a new country while learning a new language. This book would be a great asset to a class with a new, foreign student, or just anyone.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 5, 2009