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  • Item #: 071826
    ISBN: 9781534401426
    Retail: $4.99
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  • Item #: 009807
    ISBN: 9780520268128
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    Powerful and moving, this volume paints seven vivid scenes from the days when the author was growing up in Korea at the height of the Japanese occupation. Most people in the West today, have all but forgotten what took place in Korea from 1932 to 1945. Among the many challenges facing the Koreans at this point in history, was the fact that the occupiers forced families to give up their names in favor of the ones chosen by the Japanese rulers. Readers will gain a much better understanding of an important humanitarian crisis from by-gone days, and, more importantly, comprehend the power of the human spirit to survive unrestrained cruelty. The book has fairly large print and no illustrations. 196 pgs, pb. ~ Mike

  • Item #: 063716
    ISBN: 9780440407591
    Retail: $6.99
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  • Item #: 029938
    ISBN: 9780547328638
    Retail: $7.99
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    Young-sup has a natural talent for handling kites, just as his brother Kee-sup has a talent for making them. It is 1473, and the ruler of Korea just happens to be a boy-king who is as enthusiastic about kite flying as the two brothers. Kee-sup is charged with making a kite worthy of a king. The king would like to compete in the New Year's kite festival, but he knows it would inhibit the other contestants so he asks Young-sup to fly in his place. With so much at stake, can Young-sup, who has never competed, beat the reigning champion? ~ Anh

  • Item #: 066815
    Retail: $17.95
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       This set of bamboo and stiff white paper fans are ready for your artistic flair! Each fan is 9” long and opens to about 15” wide. The paper is heavy enough to color, paint, dye or use calligraphy on both sides. What a cool addition to your social studies, language or geography lessons! Outer slats are .5” wide at the top and there are 16 thinner slats in between. Perfect for a class or co-op! ~ Sara

  • Item #: 038257
    ISBN: 9780753459461
    Retail: $15.95
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    Covers countries and civilizations from 500 to 1450 A.D. After some general information about the medieval world, the book is divided into sections on: the Roman Empire, Byzantine Europe, Medieval Europe, the Arab world, medieval India, China, Japan and Korea, Southeast Asia, the Pacific, African kingdoms, North and Central America, and more.

  • Item #: 019782
    ISBN: 9780547534268
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    Tree-ear is a homeless orphan. He has spent months secretly observing master potter Min and dreams of someday making beautiful pottery. One day, he accidentally breaks a pot. To pay for the damage, he goes to work for Min. This story takes place in twelfth-century Korea. Winner of the 2002 Newbery Medal. ~ Anh

  • Item #: 058459
    ISBN: 9781878668813
    Retail: $7.95
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    Part of the Perspectives on History Series, this is a collection of primary documents which will aid understanding of the Korean War. An 8-page introduction starts off this grouping of related documents which highlight the viewpoints of President Truman, MacArthur, McCarthy, Eisenhower and other individuals from top military to ground forces. Topics covered include the policy of containment (Truman Doctrine), the decision to involve American ground troops, the conflict between Truman and MacArthur, the stalemate and the war’s conclusion and more. Some black and white photographs and one color map of Korea. 5 ¼” x 7 ½”, 60pp, sc. ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 002112
    ISBN: 9780688131159
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    Yoko Kawashima had been happy in her home in a bamboo grove, but 1945 was a bad time for a Japanese girl to be living in northern Korea. More than ever before, the Koreans resented the Japanese, who had taken over their country and ruled it as their own. Now it was threatened by World War II. The Russians, who had outposts close to the Korean border, might at any time join their allies, the United States and England, in the war against Japan. The Americans were already bombing industrial sites in northern Korea. Yoko Kawashima Watkins, who now lives on Cape Cod, is married to an American and is the mother of four grown children. Her struggle to master English and to record the nightmare of her private war story is a demonstration of the persistence and will she showed as a little girl, escaping from Korea and learning to survive when, as she says, she was "in the most bottom of the bottom." Here is the story of her victory. NOTE: Contains graphic descriptions.

  • Item #: 050477
    ISBN: 9781932786477
    Retail: $44.95
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    Grab your passport and let the adventures begin! In the vibrant pages of this hard cover book, you will make fascinating discoveries of the sights and sounds of all 195 countries of our world. Learn about the people who live there: their history, culture, religious beliefs, currency, languages, population, crops and food, music, the physical geographical traits of their land and even a sampling of recipes. Each country is presented in a one page layout and includes the flag, a fact box, brief history notes, and a "Did you know" section which contains fun and fascinating information. For instance: "Did you know that Russia is the world's largest country and stretches almost 5,000 miles from east to west and covers nine time zones?" or "Did you know that North Korea is a little smaller than the state of Mississippi?" or "Were you aware that there are over one hundred active volcanoes in Japan?" You will learn these tidbits plus much more in this great resource. The accompanying CD-ROM contains three hundred printable pages (PDF file format) of blank template maps, full color maps, quizzes, passport booklet (US or Canada cover options), and flashcards. You will also find lesson plans for thirty five weeks creating a one year world geography course and supplemental internet links. HC, 216 pgs. ~ Deanne