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In the Shadow of the Sun

By Anne Sibley O'Brien   

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545905749 Hardcover
304 Pages | 5.89" x 8.56" | Ages 8 to 12

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545905763 Ebook
304 Pages | Ages 8 to 12

A sister and brother go on the run with explosive forbidden photographs in this gripping and timely survival adventure set in North Korea.

North Korea is known as the most repressive country on Earth, with a dictatorial leader, a starving population, and harsh punishment for rebellion.

Perfect place for a family vacation, right?

Yet that's exactly where Mia Andrews finds herself, on a tour with her aid-worker father and fractious older brother Simon. Mia was adopted from South Korea as a baby, and the trip raises tough questions about who she really is. Then her dad is arrested for spying, just as forbidden photographs of North Korean slave-labour camps fall into Mia's hands. The only to save Dad: get the pictures into China, over a hundred miles away. Thus Mia and Simon set off on a harrowing journey without food, money or shelter, in a land where anyone who sees them might turn them in, and getting caught could mean prison — or worse.

Rooted in years of research and written with deep sympathy for the North Korean people, In the Shadow of the Sun is an unforgettable story of strength and survival.