Sondok, Princess of the Moon and Stars

Sondok, Princess of the Moon and Stars

[Korea, A.D. 595]

Book - 2002
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THE ROYAL DIARIES is pleased to introduce historical novelist, Sheri Holman, who makes her debut on the list with a captivating story of fourteen-year-old Princess Sondok from seventh-century Korea.

During the seventh-century, the land which is now Korea was fraught with political and religious intrigue. The country was split into Three Kingdoms, each fighting for supremacy: Silla, Koguryo, and Paekche. Besides the warring kingdoms, there are three religions in conflict: Shamanism, the ancient female-dominated faith wherein Shamanist priestesses wield great power at court, foretelling the future, performing important national rituals, and healing sickness; Buddhism, the contemplative State religion; and Confucianism, a recent import from powerful China.
Publisher: New York : Scholastic, 2002
ISBN: 9780439165860
0439165865
Branch Call Number: SERIES J ROY
Characteristics: 187 p. : ill

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