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Rhee, Helena Ku

The Turtle Ship

(3) K-3 Illustrated by Colleen Kong-Savage. An invented story posits the origin of a sixteenth-century Korean warship. Yi Sun-sin (a real person, who later became an admiral) notices his turtle's resiliency and enters his pet in the king's contest for a new battleship design. He wins, and a ship is built with a protective covering reminiscent of a turtle's shell. Textured collages capture emotion and evoke setting; an afterword provides more information. Bib.

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