Dear Juno by Soyung Pak
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A picture book that teaches that there is more than one way to get something done!

When Juno's parents are too busy to read him a letter from his grandmother in Korea, Juno decides he can't wait for them to help, and opens the letter himself. No, he cannot read the Korean words, but there's more in the envelope than just the letter. Grandmother has sent along a few things--a dried flower and a photograph of herself with her cat. These little things tell Juno a lot: Grandmother has a new cat and she's planting a flower garden. Now Juno wants to write back--without help from mom and dad--but Grandmother can't read English. Juno knows just want to do.

With its warm and elegant illustrations, Dear Juno is a picture book that crosses cultures and generations while encouraging children to find their own solutions.

About Soyung Pak

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Pak was born in Seoul, South Korea, but spent her childhood in the suburbs of southern New Jersey. She holds a BFA from NYU's Tisch School of Arts and an MBA from the University of Chicago. In addition to illustrating the books about Mittens, Susan Kathleen Hartung has provided the art for numerous picture books, including One Leaf Rides the Wind by Celeste Davidson Mannis. She lives in Brooklyn, Michigan.
Published January 1, 1999 by Scholastic. 32 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference. Fiction

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He cannot read Korean, but he opens the letter anyway, and learns what he can from what his grandmother has sent: a photograph of herself and her new cat, and a dried flower from her garden.

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When Juno receives his grandmother's return letter, he finds a box of colored pencils to encourage more ""letters"" and a toy airplane that lets him know she will soon arrive.

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A Korean-American boy living in the U.S. and his grandmother, who lives in Korea, communicate through letters that bypass their language barrier.

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