The Kite Fighters by Linda Sue ParkThe Kite Fighters by Linda Sue Park

The Kite Fighters

byLinda Sue Park

Paperback | June 7, 2010

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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.
Linda Sue Park is the author of the Newbery Medal book A Single Shard and bestseller A Long Walk to Water . She has written several acclaimed picture books. She lives in Rochester, New York, with her family. Visit her online at lspark.com and on Twitter @LindaSuePark.
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Title:The Kite FightersFormat:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 7.63 × 5.13 × 0.4 inPublished:June 7, 2010Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:054732863X

ISBN - 13:9780547328638

Appropriate for ages: 7

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Kite Fighters by Linda Sue Park, Eung Won Park ( I would give the book, “The Kite Fighters,” 5 out of 5 stars. The book takes place in Korea and wonderfully describes the relationship between two brothers. The two brothers were Kee-sup and Young-sup. Kite Fighters takes place in 1473 Seoul, Korea. Brothers Young-sup and older brother Kee-sup are soon to be celebrating the New Year. Each year the festivity includes a kite fighting competition. in this story both boys realized their strengths and weaknesses and gained victory in an annual kite match. There was a quarrel between them though, about being the oldest and the younger, the envy and the responsibilities. It's a good topic I think.
Date published: 2017-12-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Kite Fighters by Linda Sue Park, Eung Won Park ( would give the book, “The Kite Fighters,” 5 out of 5 stars. The book takes place in Korea and wonderfully describes the relationship between two brothers. The two brothers were Kee-sup and Young-sup. Kite Fighters takes place in 1473 Seoul, Korea. Brothers Young-sup and older brother Kee-sup are soon to be celebrating the New Year. Each year the festivity includes a kite fighting competition. in this story both boys realized their strengths and weaknesses and gained victory in an annual kite match. There was a quarrel between them though, about being the oldest and the younger, the envy and the responsibilities. It's a good topic I think.
Date published: 2017-12-13

Editorial Reviews

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