Yoon and the Jade Bracelet
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Yoon and the Jade Bracelet by Helen Recorvits
Book DescriptionIt is Yoon's birthday and all she wants is a jump rope so she can play with the other girls in the school yard. Instead, Yoon's mother gives her a Korean storybook about a silly girl who is tricked by a tiger. Yoon also receives a jade bracelet that once belonged to her grandmother. The next day at school, a girl offers to teach Yoon how to jump rope, but for a price: she wants to borrow the jade bracelet. When Yoon tries to get her bracelet back, the girl swears it belongs to her. Yoon must use the lessons learned in her storybook and her "Shining Wisdom" to retrieve the precious keepsake. In this third book featuring Yoon, lush impressionistic dreamscapes evoke a simple and timeless message: it is possible to trick a tiger. "Yoon and the Jade Bracelet" is a 2009 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780374386894
(237mm x 255mm x 11mm)
Imprint: Frances Foster Books
Publisher: Frances Foster Books
Publish Date: 5-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Helen Recorvits
HELEN RECORVITS and GABI SWIATKOWSKA collaborated on two previous books about Yoon. "My Name Is Yoon "was named an ALA Notable Book, among other honors, and Ms. Swiatkowska received the Ezra Jack Keats New Illustrator Award for her artwork. Ms. Recorvits lives in North Scituate, Rhode Island. Ms. Swiatkowska lives in France.
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