The Grandmaster's Daughter

by Dan-Ah Kim (Author) Dan-Ah Kim (Illustrator)

The Grandmaster's Daughter
Reading Level: 2nd − 3rd Grade

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. 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.


A lighthearted tale of responsibility with plenty of fun.


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.
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Greenwillow Books
Publication date
November 20, 2021
BISAC categories
JUV039060 - Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes | Friendship
JUV051000 - Juvenile Fiction | Imagination & Play
JUV032070 - Juvenile Fiction | Sports & Recreation | Martial Arts
Library of Congress categories

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