In the Shadow of the Sun

In the Shadow of the Sun

by Anne Sibley O'Brien

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Overview


North Korea is known as the most repressive country on Earth, with a dictatorial leader, a starving population, and harsh punishment for rebellion.

Not the best place for a family vacation.

Yet that's exactly where Mia Andrews finds herself, on a tour with her aid-worker father and fractious older brother, Simon. Mia was adopted from South Korea as a baby, and the trip raises tough questions about where she really belongs. Then her dad is arrested for spying, just as forbidden photographs of North Korean slave-labor camps fall into Mia's hands. The only way to save Dad: get the pictures out of the country. Thus Mia and Simon set off on a harrowing journey to the border, without food, money, or shelter, in a land where anyone who sees them might turn them in, and getting caught could mean prison -- or worse.

An exciting adventure that offers a rare glimpse into a compelling, complicated nation, In the Shadow of the Sun is an unforgettable novel of courage and survival.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780545905749
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 06/27/2017
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 45,102
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.20(d)
Lexile: 700L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author


Anne Sibley O'Brien grew up in South Korea as the bilingual and bicultural daughter of medical missionaries. She has written or illustrated thirty-five picture books, and frequently speaks in classrooms across the country and in international schools around the world. In the Shadow of the Sun is her first novel. Anne lives on Peaks Island in Maine, and can be found online at her website, www.annesibleyobrien.com; her blog, www.coloringbetweenthelines.com; and on Twitter at @AnneSbleyOBrien.

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In the Shadow of the Sun 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous 3 months ago
It's actually a pretty good book, it has many different twist and turns and is action packed but I like different kind of books, so I gave it a four. If u like these type of books u should love this one. I am going into 8th grade and this was a summer book. I enjoyed it but again, not my type of book.