The Name Jar

byYangsook ChoiIllustratorYangsook Choi

October 14, 2003|
The Name Jar by Yangsook Choi
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The new kid in school needs a new name! Or does she?

Being the new kid in school is hard enough, but what about when nobody can pronounce your name? Having just moved from Korea, Unhei is anxious that American kids will like her. So instead of introducing herself on the first day of school, she tells the class that she will choose a name by the following week. Her new classmates are fascinated by this no-name girl and decide to help out by filling a glass jar with names for her to pick from. But while Unhei practices being a Suzy, Laura, or Amanda, one of her classmates comes to her neighborhood and discovers her real name and its special meaning. On the day of her name choosing, the name jar has mysteriously disappeared. Encouraged by her new friends, Unhei chooses her own Korean name and helps everyone pronounce it—Yoon-Hey.
Yangsook Choi grew up in Seoul, Korea. She has written and illustrated several books for young readers, including The Sun Girl and the Moon Boy and Good-bye, 382 Shin Dang Dong by Frances Park and Ginger Park. The first book she illustrated, Nim and the War Effort by Milly Lee, was an ALA Notable Book and an IRA–CBC Children̵...
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Title:The Name Jar
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:40 pages, 11 X 8.5 X 0.14 in
Shipping dimensions:40 pages, 11 X 8.5 X 0.14 in
Published:October 14, 2003
Publisher:Random House Children's Books
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780440417996

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