Archer’s Quest by Linda Sue Park [in Bloomsbury Review]
While sitting in his bedroom grudgingly trying to do his Monday homework, Kevin is shocked to find standing before him, the great archer Chu-mong, a Chinese royal who becomes a Korean king. The lost royal has seemingly fallen out of the sky and landed in suburban Dorchester, New York. Somehow, Kevin must find a way to get the once and future archer king back to his own time – more than two centuries back in time. Try explaining cars, bikes, or a telephone to a time traveler! While it starts out a bit klunky with too many incohesive details, Newbery medalist Park’s story picks up the comic pace for a fast, entertaining read.
Review: “In Celebration of Asian Pacific American Month: A Literary Survey,” The Bloomsbury Review, May/June 2006
Readers: Middle Grade, Young Adult