The Turtle Ship9781885008909
A young Korean boy named Sun-sin designs one of the greatest battleships in history and fulfills his dream of sailing the world.
Long ago in Korea, a young boy named Sun-sin spent his days playing with his pet turtle Gobugi and dreaming of sailing around the world. As a poor villager, though, his dream to travel seemed impossible. Then one day, the king's court announced a contest to find the best design for a new battleship to defend the land from invaders. The winner would sail the ocean with the royal navy.
Determined to win, Sun-sin attempts to build an indestructible battleship with a few found items. Each attempt fails miserably against the powerful sea, and with it Sun-sin's dream also sinks to the bottom. Turning to Gobugi for comfort, Sun-sin notices how his pet turtle is small but mighty, slow but steady, and impossible to sink. Suddenly, Sun-sin has a great idea.
Loosely based on the true story of Admiral Yi Sun-sin and his Turtle Ship, this delightful tale by debut author Helena Ku Rhee and debut illustrator Colleen Kong-Savage introduce young readers to a fascinating episode in Korean history and naval engineering.
Binding Type: Hardcover
Publisher: Shen's Books
Size: 10.60h x 8.30w x 0.30d
Review Citations: Publishers Weekly 05/07/2018
School Library Journal 06/01/2018 pg. 68
Kirkus Reviews 06/01/2018
Hornbook Guide to Children 07/01/2018 pg. 44 - Recommended, Satisfactory
Accelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 507091 / Turtle Ship
Reading Level: 4.1 / Interest Level: Lower Grade / Point Value: 0.5