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  The Kite Fighters
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978-0395940419
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The Kite Fighters
Kite Fighters
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The Kite Fighters
Clarion Books, March 20, 2000
Ages 9 and up

In Seoul, Korea, in 1473, Young-sup and his older brother Kee-sup are excited about the New Year kite competition. Young-sup is an expert at kite flying. He knows just what his kite wants him to do. Kee-sup has trouble handling his kite, but can build and design a kite fit for a king.

Each brother knows his own talents as they practice together for the New Year kite-fighting competition. But according to tradition, Kee-sup, the first-born son, must represent the family. Young-sup knows he must help his older brother and stay in second place. But that doesn?t stop him from hoping for the chance to show his great skill as a kite fighter.

Resources

If you'd like to learn more about kite fighting, David Gomberg is the technical expert who checked the manuscript of The Kite Fighters to make sure it was accurate. His website is full of information on kite-flying and kite-fighting!

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