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My Freedom Trip: A Child's Escape from North Korea Paperback – August 1, 2010
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Grade 2-5-As the Korean War approached, Soo's father escaped from the north into South Korea. He sent a guide for Soo, along with a promise that one would follow for her mother. Preparing to depart, the girl's mother held her close and cried, "Be brave, Soo." These words carried the child through the difficult journey and near capture by a North Korean soldier until she was reunited with her father. The war began and Soo never saw her mother again. The story is lyrically told in the first person, with graceful similes that flow naturally from one page to the next. The rich design perfectly complements the fluid text. Korean characters adorn each page, setting the mood and place with a single powerful image. Elegant oil illustrations in dark hues set against light backgrounds capture the dichotomous memories of a peaceful childhood and the violence of war in a beloved homeland. Forms and shadows emerge from careful brush strokes; characters' facial expressions glow with determination and courage. However, there is no note about the Korean War for students unfamiliar with the period; nor are any dates mentioned in the text. A guide to Korean words and characters is included.
Shawn Brommer, Southern Tier Library System, Painted Post, NY
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Ages 5^-9. Like Kaplan in One More Border, reviewed on p.115, the authors tell the true story of a parent's childhood escape to freedom. The Parks' mother, Soo, is a young schoolgirl when her father leaves North Korea secretly one night to cross the border. Later his gentle guide comes back for Soo; they travel by train, then by foot over a mountain and through the woods. Suddenly a soldier leaps out at them, but the guide pleads for the child, and the soldier whispers, "Go quickly, child." Soo's father is waiting across the river, and there is a joyful reunion, but the Korean War breaks out, and she never sees her mother again. The story is told by Soo in the first person, and she remembers an idyllic time with family and friends before the trouble; there is no sense of what they are running from. The large, beautiful oil paintings dramatize the tenderness of the family, the anguish of their leave-taking, and the drama of the child's journey through the dark countryside and across the border. Hazel Rochman --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Don't you feel scared when you are not with your family and you have to go away? In the narrative nonfiction book "My Freedom Trip" by Frances Park and Ginger Park, a young girl goes on a rough journey to freedom in South Korea.
In the book, a girl named Soo wanted to leave North Korea because she lost her freedom. Her dad left before her, but then it was her turn. Will she make it before soldiers catch her?
The authors wrote this book because they wanted us to know what life is like in North Korea and South Korea.
My favorite part was when Mr. Han came and told Soo that it was her turn to escape. I love this book because I was not born when people lost their freedom and it is very interesting to learn.
I would recommend this book to others because it gives you ideas about freedom. "My Freedom Trip" is so interesting, so read it soon!