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Based on a true story, The Royal Bee is an elegantly written tale that pays tribute to a young boy's courage and strength of character. Song-ho is a young Korean boy destined by birth to a life of poverty. Barred from going to school—only the sons of wealthy families could attend—he dreams of learning to read and write. Then one day he hears the sound of a school bell and follows it deep into the valley. There, the school master turns him away, but Song-ho's boldness and determination earn him a chance at gaining an education nevertheless. Dramatically illustrated with richly textured oil paintings, the story offers glimpses of daily life in Korea a century ago—for both the rich and the poor.

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ISBN-13: 9781563978678
Publisher: Astra Publishing House
Publication date: 02/01/2000
Edition description: 1 ED
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 808,689
Product dimensions: 9.94(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.10(d)
Lexile: 610L (what's this?)
Age Range: 5 - 7 Years

About the Author

Frances Park and Ginger Park are sisters who also co-authored My Freedom Trip. They both live in the Washington, D.C. area.

Christopher Zhong-Yuan Zhang is the illustrator of Moon Festival by Ching Yeung Russell. He divides his time between his native China and New London, Connecticut.

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