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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

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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 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) — biography from A Single Shard… (more)
A Single Shard 4,499 copies, 145 reviews
Storm Warning 1,450 copies, 31 reviews
When My Name Was Keoko 1,205 copies, 205 reviews
The Kite Fighters 958 copies, 6 reviews
Project Mulberry 828 copies, 32 reviews
Bee-Bim Bop! 754 copies, 64 reviews
Seesaw Girl 436 copies, 22 reviews
Trust No-One 428 copies, 7 reviews
Keeping Score 367 copies, 20 reviews
Prairie Lotus 363 copies, 24 reviews
The Firekeeper's Son 293 copies, 38 reviews
Archer's Quest 263 copies, 10 reviews
Tap Dancing on the Roof 227 copies, 26 reviews
Xander's Panda Party 200 copies, 41 reviews
Click (Contributor) 442 copies, 34 reviews
Our White House: Looking In, Looking Out (Contributor) 322 copies, 7 reviews
Fatal Throne: The Wives of Henry VIII Tell All (Contributor) 265 copies, 15 reviews
The Hero Next Door (Contributor) 76 copies, 1 review
39 Clues (10 Volumes Set) 43 copies, 1 review
Period Pieces: Stories for Girls (Contributor) 15 copies, 2 reviews
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