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After Juna's best friend moves away, Juna, an imaginative Korean American girl, goes on magical adventures by way of her special kimchi jar.
Juna and her best friend, Hector, have many adventures together, and they love to collect things in empty kimchi jars. Then one day, Hector moves away without having a chance to say good-bye. Juna is heartbroken and left to wonder who will on go on adventures with her. Determined to find Hector, Juna turns to her special kimchi jar for help each night. She plunges into the depths of the ocean, swings on vines through the jungle, and flies through the night sky in search of her friend. What Juna learns is that adventure -- and new friends -- can be found in the most unexpected places.
Coupled with dreamy watercolor illustrations by Felicia Hoshino, Juna's Jar is a heart-warming and whimsical tale about the power of the imagination.
Author: Jane Park
Publisher: Lee & Low Books
Binding Type: Paperback
Size: 8.90h x 10.00w x 0.10d
Audience: Ages 4-8
Reading Level: 3.4
Point Value: 0.5
Interest Level: Lower Grade
Quiz #/Name: 171968 / Juna's Jar
About the Author
JANE BAHK won Lee & Low's New Voices Award for Juna's Jar, which she was inspired to write by her and her husband's shared childhood experiences of collecting and playing with large, empty kimchi jars. Bahk lives with her husband in Alameda, California. You can visit her online at janebahk.com. FELICIA HOSHINO is an award-winning illustrator and graphic designer, who has also illustrated Lee & Low's A Place Where Sunflowers Grow and Little Sap and Monsieur Rodin . In addition to creating mixed-media images for children's books and magazines, she enjoys creating children's portraits, cooking with her husband, and decorating the walls at home with art created by her son and daughter. Hoshino lives in her native San Francisco, California, with her family. You can visit her online at felishino.com.