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A piece of home

Author: Jeri Hanel Watts; Hyewon Yum
Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2016. ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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When Hee Jun's family moves from Korea to West Virginia he struggles to adjust to his new home. He can't understand anything the teacher says, and even the sky seems smaller and darker. Hee Jun begins to learn English words and make friends on the playground. One day at a classmate's house he sees a flower he knows from his garden in Korea: mugunghwa, or rose of Sharon. Hee Jun is happy to bring a shoot to his  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Juvenile works
Picture books
Paper case bindings
Illustrated case bindings
Book jackets
Juvenile fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeri Hanel Watts; Hyewon Yum
ISBN: 0763669717 9780763669713
OCLC Number: 922155482
Awards: A Junior Library Guild selection (JLG)
Ezra Jack Keats Award, New Writer, 2017
Description: 32 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Responsibility: Jeri Watts ; illustrated by Hyewon Yum.

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When Hee Jun's family moves from Korea to West Virginia he struggles to adjust to his new home. He can't understand anything the teacher says, and even the sky seems smaller and darker. Hee Jun begins to learn English words and make friends on the playground. One day at a classmate's house he sees a flower he knows from his garden in Korea: mugunghwa, or rose of Sharon. Hee Jun is happy to bring a shoot to his grandmother to plant a "piece of home" in their new garden. A child-friendly story about the trials and triumphs of starting over in a new place while keeping family and traditions close.

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