Lee & Low Books

Lee & Low Books is the largest multicultural children’s book publisher in the United States. I am proud to make my kidlit debut with them, illustrating Helena Ku Rhee‘s The Turtle Ship to be released this summer 2018. The picture book is loosely based on the legendary admiral Yi Sunsin. The fictional story is about a young boy of 16th century Korea. Inspired by his pet turtle and motivated by a wish to travel the world, he helps his king build one of the strongest battleships in history.

 

Illustration for The Turtle Ship cover
Illustration for The Turtle Ship cover

 

 

The Turtle Ship, building the second raft
Illustration of building the second raft

 

 

The Turtle Ship, cat attack
Illustration of cat attack

 

 

The Turtle Ship, sea battle
Illustration of Battle of Myeongnyang

 

 

The Turtle Ship, sunset
Illustration of Sunsin as adult