In Korea in 1473, eleven-year-old Young-sup overcomes his rivalry with his older brother Kee-sup, who as the first-born son receives special treatment from their father, and combines his kite-flying skill with Kee-sup's kite-making skill in an attempt to win the New Year kite-fighting competition.
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Awards: Linda Sue Park won a Newbery Medal for A Single Shard in 2002.
This touching and suspenseful story, filled with the authentic detail and flavor of traditional Korean kite fighting, brings a remarkable setting vividly to life.
Two Korean boys, Young-sup and Kee-sup, in Seoul, Korea, 1473, become interested in kites, make their own, and enter the yearly kite-fighting contest, meeting the