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Dragon Pearl /

by Lee, Yoon Ha [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Los Angeles ; Disney-Hyperion, 2019.Edition: First edition.Description: 310 pages ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9781368013352; 136801335X.Other title: At head of title: Rick Riordan presents.Subject(s): Space flight -- Juvenile fiction | Magic -- Juvenile fiction | Brothers and sisters -- Juvenile fiction | Space flight -- Fiction | Magic -- Fiction | Brothers and sisters -- Fiction | Fantasy fiction | Fiction | Juvenile works | Science fiction | Science fiction | Science fiction | Children's storiesSummary: "Min, a thirteen-year-old girl with fox-magic, stows away on a battle cruiser and impersonates a cadet in order to solve the mystery of what happened to her older brother in the Thousand World Space Forces." -- (Source of summary not specified)
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Rick Riordan Presents Yoon Ha Lee's space opera about thirteen-year-old Min, who comes from a long line of fox spirits. But you'd never know it by looking at her. To keep the family safe, Min's mother insists that none of them use any fox-magic, such as Charm or shape-shifting. They must appear human at all times. Min feels hemmed in by the household rules and resents the endless chores, the cousins who crowd her, and the aunties who judge her. She would like nothing more than to escape Jinju, her neglected, dust-ridden, and impoverished planet. She's counting the days until she can follow her older brother, Jun, into the Space Forces and see more of the Thousand Worlds.

"Min, a thirteen-year-old girl with fox-magic, stows away on a battle cruiser and impersonates a cadet in order to solve the mystery of what happened to her older brother in the Thousand World Space Forces." -- (Source of summary not specified)

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Thirteen-year-old Min is feisty and clever, and she has a powerful secret: shes a gumiho, a fox spirit disguised as a human. Min can shape-shift and use Charm (fox magic) to alter others perceptions and emotions. She enthusiastically wields these powers when she ditches her dismal life on the barren planet Jinju in order to track down her brother Jun, a Thousand Worlds Space Forces cadet whos gone AWOL. Mins epic adventure leads to run-ins with spaceport security guards, gamblers, and ghosts. She impersonates a dead cadet on a starship battle cruiser and encounters the legendary Dragon Pearl, a mystical orb that creates life. Lee has a knack for world-building. His richly detailed, cohesive, original vision is a lively mash-up of outer-space sci-fi and Korean culture and folklore: starships have gi, an energy flow; pirates fly in groups of four because its a number that signifies death; characters, both supernatural and human, eat gimchi and play the board game baduk; Min befriends a dragon cadet who can summon the weather?sometimes inadvertentlyand a dokkaebi (Korean goblin) who carries a magical spork. The dokkaebi is also a nonbinary character, whos referred to with gender-?neutral pronounsa small detail thats woven in matter-of-factly and just as smoothly as all the other strands in this engaging space opera. tanya d. auger January/February 2019 p 96(c) Copyright 2018. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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