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Good-bye 382 Shin Dang Dong

By Frances Park and Ginger Park
Illustrated by Yangsook Choi
2002, 29 pages, hardback.
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Jangmi is so sad. She's moving-leaving Korea to go to America. She has to say good-bye to her house at 382, Shin Dang Dong and to everything familiar-her room, the willow tree in the courtyard, her favorite foods, the marketplace, and worst of all, her best friend, Kisuni.

In this lyrical story of a child's worries about moving and her ultimate resilience, Frances Park and Ginger Park evoke the feelings of every child whose family must move. Yangsook Choi's rich oil paintings reflect the mood, from the monsoon rains of Korea, to the fogs of Massachusetts, to a final clearing as Jangmi begins-just begins-to feel at home at 112 Foster Terrace, Brighton, Massachusetts, U.S.A.

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Frances Park and Ginger Park are sisters and the co-authors of several books, including My Freedom Trip, an IRA children's book award winner, and To Swim Across the World, a work of historical fiction for adults. Good-bye, 382 Shin Dang Dong is based on an event in the life of their older sister. Grace, who moved with their parents from 382 Shin Dang Dong, Seoul, South Korea, to 112 Foster Terrace, Brighton, Massachusetts, in 1954. In addition to writing for children and adults, Frances and Ginger are co-owners of Chocolate, Chocolate, a shop in Washington, D.C. Frances Park lives in Arlington, Virginia, where she writes gazing out over the Potomac River. Ginger Park lives in northern Virginia with her husband, her young son, and her mother, who tells the most wonderful stories.

Yangsook Choi grew up in Korea, then moved to New York City to study at the School of Visual Arts. She has written and illustrated many picture books, including Nim and the War Effort, by Milly Lee, an ALA Notable Book and an IRA Children's Book Award winner. To create the art for Good-bye, 382, Shin Dang Dong, she took a trip to Seoul in monsoon season, where she visited the Parks' old neighborhood and was reminded of her own childhood. She savored delicious chummy and fell in love again with the sweetness of it all.

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