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- DescriptionThe wars in Korea have ended. For the first time in forty-three years, Shin-young's village of Songm will celebrate the Taeborum, a festival symbolizing prosperity, abundant crops and good fortune throughout the year. Fathers sign marriage contracts for girls of thirteen years while mothers plan profuse village weddings. Girls of Songm Upper School talk of thing else. Shin-young, thirteen in three days, does t want Apa to sign her marriage contract. She intends to become Korea's most famous dancer and earn sockfulls of won to buy warm winter clothes for her family. When Chun-li, owner of Seoul Academy of Dance offers two years of lessons for the most talented dancer at the Taeborum, Shin-young feels her destiny will be met. In the closet at school, she spots a pair of beautiful black leather shoes. Did the tagapis design them? Did the little people leave them here to tease her? If she dances the Taeborum in shoes like those the dance master's eyes would watch only her, he would see her graceful movements and Shin-young would be enrolled in the Academy of Dance before the year ends. Where can she get money to purchase a pair of dancing shoes? It is spring hunger, winter food becomes scarce; coins are reserved for emergencies. It would shame Apa if she took a job in their village. Shin-young's search for answers and the shiny dancing shoes lead her on an unexpected and perilous journey.
- Author BiographyMaxine Cambra has been writing for more than three decades. For ten years, she was a journalist for the Anderson Press in Northern California. Her freelance work includes travel stories, contributing writer and book reviews. Her publications have included: San Diego Union Tribune, The Valley Post, The Zephyr (SCBWI newsletter) and book reviews for the Christian Library Journal. Changing from non-fiction to fiction has been a ten year process. Maxine's first YA novel, Shin-young's Dancing Shoes, is a historical novel set in South Korea during 1953. Maxine lives in Northern California. She's dedicated her life to helping aspiring writers through critique groups, organizing writing seminars, and co-leading a writers group, Quills of Faith, with Cindy Martinusen Coloma for more than 16 years. She participates in SCBWI, ACFW, Quills of Faith Writers Group, and Writer's Forum of Redding.
- Author(s)Maxine Cambra
- Date of Publication24/06/2013
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectChildren's Fiction
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight145 g
- Width129 mm
- Height198 mm
- Spine8 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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