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Linda Sue Park

Author of A Single Shard

42+ Works 18,863 Members 926 Reviews 5 Favorited

About the Author

Linda Sue Park was born in Urbana, Illinois on March 25, 1960. She received a B.A. in English from Stanford University. After graduating, she worked as a public-relations writer for a major oil company for two years. She obtained advanced degrees in literature from Trinity College, Dublin in show more Ireland and from the University of London. Before becoming a full-time author, she held numerous jobs including working for an advertising agency, teaching English as a second language to college students, and working as a food journalist. Her first book, Seesaw Girl, was published in 1999. Her other books include The Kite Fighters, Tap Dancing on the Roof: Sijo (Poems), and A Single Shard, which won the 2002 Newbery Medal. She also wrote Storm Warning, which is the ninth book in the 39 Clues series. Her title A Long Walk to Water made the New York Times bestseller list. (Bowker Author Biography) show less
Image credit: Linda Sue Park gives a presentaiton on the Children's Green Stage at the National Book Festival, August 31, 2019. Photo by David Rice/Library of Congress. By Library of Congress Life - 20190831DR0213.jpg, CC0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=82899176

Series

Works by Linda Sue Park

A Single Shard (2001) 5,012 copies, 150 reviews
A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story (2010) 3,893 copies, 158 reviews
Storm Warning (The 39 Clues, Book 9) (2010) 1,595 copies, 29 reviews
When My Name Was Keoko (2002) 1,302 copies, 204 reviews
The Kite Fighters (2000) 1,080 copies, 7 reviews
Bee-Bim Bop! (2008) 889 copies, 67 reviews
Project Mulberry (2005) 884 copies, 32 reviews
Trust No-One (2012) 481 copies, 9 reviews
Seesaw Girl (1999) 479 copies, 22 reviews
Prairie Lotus (2020) 474 copies, 28 reviews
Keeping Score (2008) 400 copies, 20 reviews
The Firekeeper's Son (1900) 321 copies, 40 reviews
Archer's Quest (2006) 287 copies, 10 reviews
Tap Dancing on the Roof (2007) 237 copies, 26 reviews
Xander's Panda Party (2013) 221 copies, 43 reviews
Forest of Wonders (2016) 219 copies, 6 reviews
The Third Gift (2011) 172 copies, 15 reviews
The One Thing You'd Save (2021) 157 copies, 8 reviews
Nya's Long Walk: A Step at a Time (2019) 118 copies, 6 reviews
Yaks Yak: Animal Word Pairs (2016) 108 copies, 5 reviews
Yum! Yuck! A Foldout Book of People Sounds (2005) 92 copies, 18 reviews
Cavern of Secrets (2017) 69 copies, 1 review
Mung-Mung (2004) 65 copies, 2 reviews
Beast of Stone (2018) 40 copies, 1 review
Gondra's Treasure (2019) 40 copies, 2 reviews
My Book and Me (2024) 10 copies, 2 reviews
Bee-bim Bop! Board Book (2023) 6 copies
Gracie Under the Waves (2024) 4 copies
Fleur de Jade (2004) 4 copies
Live to Tell 1 copy
Ucurtma Avcilari (2018) 1 copy
Stormvarning (2010) 1 copy
Manh Gom Vo 1 copy

Associated Works

The Chronicles of Harris Burdick: Fourteen Amazing Authors Tell the Tales (2011) — Contributor — 870 copies, 46 reviews
Click (2007) — Contributor — 465 copies, 34 reviews
Our White House: Looking In, Looking Out (2008) — Contributor — 358 copies, 8 reviews
Fatal Throne: The Wives of Henry VIII Tell All (2018) — Contributor — 331 copies, 14 reviews
The Creativity Project: An Awesometastic Story Collection (2018) — Contributor — 100 copies, 2 reviews
The Hero Next Door (2019) — Contributor — 91 copies, 1 review
You Are Here: Connecting Flights (2023) — Contributor — 75 copies, 3 reviews
The Exquisite Corpse Adventure (2011) — Contributor — 62 copies, 7 reviews
Totally Middle School: Tales of Friends, Family, and Fitting In (2018) — Contributor — 17 copies, 1 review
Period Pieces: Stories for Girls (2003) — Contributor — 15 copies, 2 reviews

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(M62'12) A Single Shard, Linda Sue Park in World Reading Circle (September 2012)

Reviews

A really cute picture book on making bibimbap. The story is done in a cute rhyme, and it’s about a child and their mother getting dinner ready. The rhyme goes through the steps of preparing bibimbap, and the end of the book actually has a recipe that grownup and kid can work through together. I only wish there were more steps in the story part - it was so cute, and I feel it’s a great way to teach a kid a recipe.

Short, fun, and a great way for kids to learn a tasty recipe!
 
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H4ppyN3rd | 66 other reviews | Jun 28, 2024 |
This was so different from anything else I was reading that it took a little bit to get into it. But it was worth the wait. Loved the story, loved the audio-version.
 
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Flowercreek | 149 other reviews | Jun 24, 2024 |
This book was lovely. While it does not rhyme, it has a cadence that makes this a breeze and quite fun to read aloud. This is about the love of books, where and when one reads what they read, etc. It’s an ode to the beauty that is a child with a favorite story. The illustrations are watercolor and have a soft memory like feeling that will be hard to forget.
 
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LibrarianRyan | 1 other review | Jun 7, 2024 |
A love poem to that special book in our lives.

"I know every word.
They're right here inside me.
I say them out loud
whenever I want.

I don't hear you call.
I can't come right now.
I'm too far away
in the world of my book."
 
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JennyArch | 1 other review | Jun 6, 2024 |

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