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Publication Order of Wing & Claw Books

Forest of Wonders (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cavern of Secrets (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Beast of Stone (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

SeesawGirl (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Kite Fighters (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Single Shard (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
When My Name Was Keoko (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Project Mulberry (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Archer's Quest (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Click (With: Eoin Colfer,Roddy Doyle,Tim Wynne-Jones) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Keeping Score (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Long Walk to Water (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Prairie Lotus (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The One Thing You'd Save (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Picture Books

Mung-Mung (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Firekeeper's Son (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Yum! Yuck! (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
What Does Bunny See? (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bee-bim Bop! (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Third Gift (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Xander's Panda Party (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Yaks Yak (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Nya's Long Walk (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gondra's Treasure (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gurple and Preen (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Collections

Tap Dancing on the Roof (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The 39 Clues Books

The Maze of Bones (By:Rick Riordan) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
One False Note (By:Gordon Korman) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sword Thief (By:Peter Lerangis) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Beyond the Grave (By:Jude Watson) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Black Circle (By:Patrick Carman) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In Too Deep (By:Jude Watson) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Viper's Nest (By:Peter Lerangis) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The 39 Clues: Agent Handbook (By:) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Emperor's Code (By:Gordon Korman) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Storm Warning (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Into the Gauntlet (By:Margaret Peterson Haddix) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Vespers Rising (By:Rick Riordan) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Black Book of Buried Secrets (Companion Book) (By:Rick Riordan) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The 39 Clues: Cahills vs. Vespers Books

The Medusa Plot (By:Gordon Korman) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A King's Ransom (By:Jude Watson) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Dead of Night (By:Peter Lerangis) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shatterproof (By:Roland Smith) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Trust No One (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Day of Doom (By:David Baldacci) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

Click(2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Linda Sue Park is an American author of children’s fiction best known for her “Wing & Claw” series of novels. She was born to Korean immigrants in Urbana Illinois, and grew up in the suburbs of Chicago. As a teenager, she went to Stanford University, where she earned her bachelor of arts degree.
While she is best known for her series of novels, she has also written poetry collections, picture books and angle standing novels. She has made her name using innovative forms and historical settings that she used to expand a sense of possibility in young readers.

Her most popular poetry collection makes use of Korean syllabic verse to bring humor and surprise to everyday objects and moments.

Linda had always been an avid reader since her childhood growing up in the suburbs of Chicago. By the time she turned four she was writing stories and poetry and that was before she even joined kindergarten. The bookworm would often be found reading the likes of EL Konigsberg, Laura Ingalls and Nancy Drew as she grew older.

At only nine years old, she published a haiku in a then popular magazine from which she was paid nine dollars. Throughout her high school years, she continued publishing in publications before she went to Stanford for her English degree.

When she graduated from college, she got a job with a major oil company as a public relations writer. While she got to write, she never felt that writing public relations material was the outlet she needed as it was too formal.

Two years later, she resigned and together with her husband they would move to London from where she went to the University of London and Trinity College to study literature. She worked several jobs during this time including teaching ESL to college students, advertising agent and food journalist.
But in all this her love for writing continued to grow and she dreamed of one day becoming an author.

After several years of struggling in Europe, the family moved to the United States and Linda Sue Park continued to teach ESL. She never gave up on her dream of becoming an author and it was at this time that she had the idea for “Seesaw Girl,” her debut children’s fiction book.

The work would go on to become a bestseller and she has never looked back since even though she would later focus on historical and cultural fiction.
When she is not writing her movies, teaching, speaking or looking after her two grandchildren, she can be found working with the “Society of Children’s Book Illustrators and Writers” and the non profit organization “We Need Diverse Books.”

She also works on the children’s literature project “Rabbit Hole.” She has also been on the panel for several grants and awards including the SCBWI Kite Award, the Kirkus Prize, the PEN Naylor grant, and the National Book Award.

In her travels to promote writing and reading, she has visited more than 49 states in the US and another 30 countries.

Linda Sue Park’s novel “Forest of Wonders” is the story of Raffa Santana, a man who has always been fascinated by the mysterious Forest of Wonders. He is a young and very gifted apothecary who believes every leaf could potentially reveal a new kind of medicine.

If only his father were not so strict and would allow him to conduct his experiments, he could come up with miraculous cures.
When he finds an injured bat, he goes into the woods and makes a cure from a very rare red vine to try to cure it. The medicine turns out to be stronger than what he had anticipated, as it heals the animal but it becomes more than your everyday bat.

His experiments may lead him to Gilden, the forbidden city far away from home, where he will make some troubling discoveries. He now does not know who to trust. He begins to suspect that exciting botanical inventions, even the one he makes by himself, might threaten the life of the forest creatures he very much wants to protect.

The novel is an enchanting introduction that explores the links between home, magic, the environment, botany, duty and family.

“Cavern of Secrets” by Linda Sue Park is a solid sequel to the first of the series that follows on from the annoying ending of the first novel. At the end of the first novel, the children survive a winter out in the mountains with no protection from the elements except for a dank cave, and no food except what they can gather.

It is difficult going but the kids survive even though they end up hungry and thin with Echo the bat becoming very ill. What is even worse is that the sacrifice in the debut means Garith is suffering, which results in ongoing tensions between Raffa and him.

When Garith leaves for home, Raffa and Kuma follow soon after to go try to find a safe shelter for Twig the raccoon, Roo the bear and medicine for Echo the bat. What they learn will transform what Raffa understands about his healing work, the vine that he came to realize could give powers of speech to forest animals.

He also comes to know a lot more about his own talents. They also unearth more dangerous secrets but they have more serious things to take care of as the settlement is attacked while the children head to the city of Gilden via Kuma’s village.

Meanwhile, it does seem that the people responsible for altering the state of the animals have been engaged in training them to attack settlements. Raffa needs to find a way to stop them but it will not be easy.

“Beast of Stone” by Linda Sue Park continues to follow the story of Raffa Santana. The gifted healer is not a fighter but he has top notch instincts when it comes to releasing the magic in plants.

But despite his skills, he is yet to free any of the animals taken by a heartless Chancellor who has trained them to attack the Obsidian people. This is a direct threat to Raffa’s family and friends. Raffa and his motley crew of allies now have to defeat the armies raised by the Chancellor in battle.
Joining the war will be small animals, great beasts and humans even though all Raffa wants is to see no animal or human get hurt. After all, the animals fighting for the Chancellor will have been coerced into it. He may have to work hard to find a resolution through apothecary.

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