Book Description from the Front Cover FlapWhat's sijo?
A type of poem that originated in Korea.
But what is it?
A sijo has a fixed number of stressed syllables, usually divided into three or six lines.
Kind of. But a sijo always has a surprise, an unexpected twist or joke, at the end.
Sounds like fun.
It is. You'll see.
Background on Linda Sue Park and Istvan BanyaiLinda Sue Park is the author of A Single Shard, which received the Newbery Medal. Her other books for Clarion include the novels When My Name Was Keoko, Project Mulberry, and, most recently, Archer's Quest, and also three picture books: Bee-bim Bop!, The Firekeeper's Son, and What Does Bunny See? Ms. Park lives with her family in Rochester, New York.
Istvan Banyai is the creator of the award-winning wordless picture book Zoom, as well as Re-Zoom and The Other Side. He is well known for his editorial illustrations for The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, and many other publications. Mr. Banyai, who was born in Hungary, lives in the woods of Connecticut.
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