The Grandmaster's Daughter

by Dan-ah Kim

On Sale: 11/09/2021

The Grandmaster's Daughter

by Dan-ah Kim

illustrated by Dan-ah Kim

On Sale: 11/09/2021


About the Book

Imagination and determination fuel a young black belt as she leads her friends on a mission to protect their dojang. Author-illustrator Dan-ah Kim’s debut is a celebration of teamwork, friendship, and martial arts, and will be adored by fans of The Three Ninja Pigs and Hello, Ninja.

Sunny is the grandmaster’s daughter. She sweeps the floors, waters the plants, and practices with her nunchucks—sometimes she even makes mistakes! And she teaches other young students how to kihap. When their kihaps grow loud and bold enough to shake the mountains, Sunny leads her friends in defending the dojang against magical creatures . . . or perhaps that’s just in their imaginations. It’s up to you to decide!

Dan-ah Kim’s spirited debut celebrates teamwork, imagination, and perseverance. A simple text combined with vivid artwork make this picture book an irresistible read-aloud. 

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Critical Praise

“Sunny has a black belt in Tae Kwon Do and is the daughter of the grandmaster. At their dojang . . . Sunny not only practices her craft but also attends to her many responsibilities. . . . A brief note at the end summarizes the essence of the philosophy of Tae Kwon Do, and a sweet surprising element of fantasy adds a touch of humor to this gentle fictional primer about an ancient and venerated cultural tradition.” - Booklist


Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780063076907
  • ISBN 10: 006307690X
  • Imprint: Greenwillow Books
  • On Sale: 11/09/2021
  • Pages: 40
  • List Price:23.99 CAD
  • Ages: 4 to 8
  • BISAC1 : JUVENILE FICTION / Imagination & Play
  • BISAC2 : JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Friendship
  • BISAC3 : JUVENILE FICTION / Sports & Recreation / Martial Arts

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