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Jade never ventures beyond the walls of her family's Inner Court; in seventeenth-century Korea, a girl of good family does not leave home until she marries. She is enthralled by her older brother's stories about trips to the market and to the ancestral grave sites in the mountains, about reading and painting, about his conversations with their father about business and politics and adventures only boys can have. Jade accepts her destiny, and yet she is endlessly curious about what lies beyond the walls. A lively story with a vividly realized historical setting, "Seesaw Girl" recounts Jade Blossom's daring attempts to enlarge her world.
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Impatient with the constraints put on her as an aristocratic girl living in 17th-century Korea, 12-year-old Jade Blossom determines to see beyond her small world.
Jade Blossom can never go beyond her family's inner court. All girls from good Korean families must learn to sew, do laundry, and work in the kitchen. This prepares them for their future lives in their husbands' inner court.
Jade has other interests. She longs to take trips to the mountains and the marketplace. If only she could read and paint, but these are things only boys can do. Jade won't stop thinking about the world beyond the high walls of her home. Then one day she secretly sets off to do what no other girl her age has ever done before.
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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Book Description Clarion Books, 1999. Condition: New. Mou-Sien Tseng; Jean Tseng (illustrator). book. Seller Inventory # M0395915147
Book Description Clarion Book, New York, 1999. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. Tseng, Jean and Mou-Sien (illustrator). Jacket protected by mylar cover. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 5417
Book Description Clarion Books, 1999. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110395915147
Book Description Clarion Books, 1999. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0395915147