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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,632 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Linda Sue Park Narrator: Mina Kim Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2005 ISBN: 9780307245373
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Julia Song and her friend Patrick would love to win a blue ribbon, maybe even two, at the state fair. They have always done projects together, and they work well as a team. This time, though, they’re having trouble coming up with just the right plan. Then Julia’s mother offers a suggestion: They can raise silkworms, as she did when she was a girl in Korea.

Patrick thinks it’s a great idea. Of course there are obstacles, for example, where will they get mulberry leaves, the only thing silkworms eat?

Julia isn’t so sure about the project, though. The club where kids do their projects is all about traditional American stuff, and raising silkworms just doesn’t fit in. Moreover, the author, Ms. Park, seems determined to make Julia’s life as complicated as possible, no matter how hard Julia tries to talk her out of it.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chandler | 2/8/2014

    " There is a girl who made a new friend named Patrick. Her family makes this karein food called kimchee and Patrick likes it and she doesn't like it. They want to do a project of taking care of an animal project for Wiggle's. they don't know what they want to do so they think and they want to take care of a animal that is a animal everyone has and she want to do a American project instead of a karein animal. So her mom says to do a silk worm project. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pam | 2/6/2014

    " This is a great book for kids to read when they have to find something for their science projects. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kami | 2/3/2014

    " We listened to this on our trip. It is a Maude Hart Loveless book this year. Amber needed to read it, so we all listened to it together. It is fun, believable, the characters are great. It's well written. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda | 1/6/2014

    " Book covers so much - intimate lifecycle of silkworms, basic embroidery, sustainable farming and ethics of raising farm animals, racism, what it takes to be a good friend. Realistic, fun dialog. Author/main character banter following each chapter shows young writers how a storyline and characters are developed. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rex | 1/6/2014

    " Everybody loved this book in 4th grade... If you are a new student, read this! To other people, this book is very cool about a young asian girl. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aramis | 1/4/2014

    " This was a sometimes tender yet always real-feeling story of friendship and assimilation leavened with some humor and quirkiness. I'd honestly give it 3.75 stars, because it's a good read, but not quite great (my standard for 4 star review). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Caroline | 12/16/2013

    " I don't remember a ton about this book, but I do remember I enjoyed it immensely and I'm a pretty picky reader. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ronda | 12/15/2013

    " Thoroughly enjoyed reading both stories--the main story and the "conversation" between Linda Sue Park and the main character. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Megan | 12/12/2013

    " The best parts of this book were the parts in between the regular chapters where the author let us in on her "conversations" with the main character. It was interesting to see how the book took shape and see the author working through writer's block. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ray Waltz | 12/11/2013

    " I liked it and I recommend it to people who like bugs and books like me! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 NeinShousa | 11/20/2013

    " It's a decent light novel. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Niki | 11/10/2013

    " Cute book, it's a children's book and I think my kids would like it. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lily | 7/14/2013

    " such a BORING BOOK! zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Taylor | 6/10/2013

    " lame book. I did like Linda Sue Park's A Single Shard though. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Annabelle | 4/8/2013

    " Likeable, but not very interesting. I liked it, but I didn't at the same time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elisa | 1/12/2013

    " I read this in fourth grade so I don't completly remember what it was about, I just remember that I liked it. I think it was mainly about this girl and her science project she was doing with her friend. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anita Prince | 10/12/2012

    " Learning about life and friendship while raising silkworms for a "science" project. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 amyg. Greenway | 2/26/2012

    " almost made me want to buy silk worms. :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mya.s | 11/21/2011

    " My book is realistic ficion because the charter are not real but someone can do a project about a koren worm.this is my quick retelling is that julan and patrick are "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cailey | 11/18/2011

    " I really liked this book. It is about a girl having troubles with her family, especially her mom. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jacqueline | 5/28/2011

    " Excellent book about Korean American girl Julia and her best friend Patrick who raise silk worms as a project to enter into the state fair. Lots of themes of varied depth in this one. Meant for ages 9-11, but I could see kids both younger and older as well as adults getting a lot out of this novel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katy Smyrniotis | 4/17/2011

    " I enjoyed this book. I appreciate Park's way of adding modernity to the silkworm project. A different story from A Single Shard but equally enjoyable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alexa | 4/14/2011

    " Lots of stuff going on here for kids, and even some tweens. Not sure that I totally loved the sections between chapters where the author and the main character Julia discussed the writing process, but they definitely added something. Very meta for a children's book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cass | 2/27/2011

    " Kim learns that friendship is more important than getting what you want and eventually you get what you didn't know you wanted and it is the most important thing of all. The conversation between the author and the main character that is between the chapters add an interesting feature to this story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gracellyn | 1/31/2011

    " I read this book last year and I really enjoyed it. It was a fun read, that was a nice break for the normal "tween" book. I thought it was interesting, and really enjoyed getting to know the characters the further along I got in the book. :D Project Mulberry was really good. :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Geneva | 1/18/2011

    " This book was not only about a project for a 4-H club it went deeper than that. Dealing with issues of friendship, cultural identity and racism in a way that children can start to think about their own feelings/thoughts on the issue and comparing them to the adults in their lives. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mya.s | 11/15/2010

    " My book is realistic ficion because the charter are not real but someone can do a project about a koren worm.this is my quick retelling is that julan and patrick are "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Taylor | 10/10/2010

    " lame book. I did like Linda Sue Park's A Single Shard though. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christy | 8/4/2010

    " Simple, yet interesting book about life, friendship, and silkworms. I would recommend it to anyone from about age 9 up. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Amanda | 6/21/2010

    " Didn't like it. It was boring and had no rising point in the plot. I don't recommend this book for young adults, but for elementary school kids who want a somewhat good book to read for school. This isn't for advanced readers at all. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hannah | 6/21/2010

    " I didn't think it was very nice that Julia told Patrick she liked the project when she really didn't. I wouldn't lie to my friends. "

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About the Author
Author Linda Sue Park

Linda Sue Park is the author of the Newbery Medal book A Single Shard, many other novels, several picture books, and a book of poetry.