“The splendor of Kong-Savage’s paper collages adds to the storytelling with rich overlapping compositions and patterns.” —Kirkus Review
“…striking, precise paper-collage scenes…”
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. It was released this summer 2018, and I am delighted that the book has received critical praise from Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Review, and even a starred review in School Library Journal.
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.