Sŏndŏk, Princess of the Moon and Stars

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Scholastic Inc., 2002 - Juvenile Fiction - 187 pages
32 Reviews
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.
  

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Review: Sondok: Princess of the Moon and Stars, Korea, AD 595 (The Royal Diaries)

User Review  - Carrie Slager - Goodreads

Say what you want about The Royal Diaries, but I've just discovered another awesome female ruler that I never knew existed before. Sondok was the first woman in Eastern Asia to rule in her own right ... Read full review

Review: Sondok: Princess of the Moon and Stars, Korea, AD 595 (The Royal Diaries)

User Review  - Sam Grace - Goodreads

An improvement on the Nzingha book but not as captivating writing as the Indian Princess of Princesses, which is too bad as her life was obviously fascinating. Still, a solid 3 stars (not a rounding up as in the case of Nzinga). Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
61
Section 2
123
Section 3
165
Section 4
168
Section 5
170
Section 6
171
Section 7
172
Section 8
173
Section 9
175
Section 10
176
Section 11
177
Section 12
178
Section 13
187
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About the author (2002)

Sheri Holman is the author of A Stolen Tongue; Th e Dress Lodger, a New YorkTimes Notable Book; and Th e Mammoth Cheese, short-listed for the Orange Prize for Fiction and a San Francisco Chronicle and Publishers Weekly Book of the Year.

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