Parents' Choice Foundation: Reviewing Children's Media Since 1978

Parents' Choice Awards : Books : Story Books
The Royal Bee

The Royal Bee

Spring 2000 Story Books
Ages: 4 - 8 yrs.
Author: Frances Park
Author: Ginger Park
Illustrator: Christopher Zhong-Yuan Zhang
ISBN: 1-56397-614-5
Hardcover Price: $15.95
Song-ho is a nineteenth-century Korean boy who must work to help support his widowed mother. He longs to be educated but, in his country, only wealthy children attend school. Song-ho begins eavesdropping outside a nearby school and is so persistent that a teacher finally lets him in. The oil-painted illustrations follow Song-ho's rise from child laborer to star pupil to winner of The Royal Bee at the palace. An inspirational and true story about a boy's determination to learn.
Mary Hollowell   ©2000 Parents' Choice
Mary Hollowell is a parent, a science teacher, and a naturalist. She lives in Peachtree City, Georgia.

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