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Overview

Based on the authors’ family history, this story set in Japanese-occupied Korea portrays an unlikely friendship between a hungry child and an old farmer.

Life in 1941 Korea is difficult for Kwan and his family. Under Japanese occupation, food is scarce. Though he’s only a child, Kwan is desperate to help his family, so he asks Mr. Suka, a Japanese farmer, for a job. Mr. Suka teaches Kwan how to care for a herd of goats, and soon what began as an act of kindness becomes a genuine friendship that brings them both joy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780807577165
Publisher: Whitman, Albert & Company
Publication date: 03/06/2025
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Ginger Park is a Korean American author of many children's books. She has received multiple awards for her work, including the International Reading Association’s Children’s Book Award, the IRA-CBC Teachers’ Choice Award, the Notable Books for a Global Society Award, the Paterson Prize Book Award for Young Readers, and the Bank Street Book Award, among others. She lives in a suburb of Washington, DC.

Frances Park is a Korean American author of books for children and adults. She has received multiple awards for her work, including the International Reading Association’s Children’s Book Award, the IRA-CBC Teachers’ Choice Award, the Notable Books for a Global Society Award, the Paterson Prize Book Award for Young Readers, and the Bank Street Book Award, among others. She lives in a suburb of Washington, DC.

Tiffany Chen is a self-taught illustrator who enjoys drawing brave characters exploring the big wide world. She is the illustrator of Meowloween, has had her work displayed at the Wing Luke Museum and Gallery 839, and has also created illustrations for numerous clients including Citibank. She lives in Seattle, Washington.

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