Project Mulberry

Project Mulberry Julia Song and her friend Patrick want to team up to win a blue ribbon at the state fair but they can t agree on the perfect project Then Julia s mother suggests they raise silkworms as she did years

Julia Song and her friend Patrick want to team up to win a blue ribbon at the state fair, but they can t agree on the perfect project Then Julia s mother suggests they raise silkworms as she did years ago in Korea The optimistic twosome quickly realizes that raising silkworms is a lot tougher than they thought And Julia never suspected that she d be discussing the fateJulia Song and her friend Patrick want to team up to win a blue ribbon at the state fair, but they can t agree on the perfect project Then Julia s mother suggests they raise silkworms as she did years ago in Korea The optimistic twosome quickly realizes that raising silkworms is a lot tougher than they thought And Julia never suspected that she d be discussing the fate of her and Patrick s project with Ms Park, the author of this book

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  1. Linda Sue Park is a Korean American author of children s fiction Park published her first novel, Seesaw Girl, in 1999 To date, she has written six children s novels and five picture books for younger readers Park s work achieved prominence when she received the prestigious 2002 Newbery Medal for her novel A Single Shard.

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  1. Why I really, really like this book 1 Julia, a Korean American seventh grader, deals with a lot of issues common to Asians growing up in the United States I immediately identified with some of her insecurities.2 Patrick, Julia s best friend, becomes her friend mainly because he s not put off by the smell of kim chee I love how a simple thing like this can break through some of Julia s hangups and lead to a real friendship When you re that age, sometimes little things like that do lead to the bes [...]

  2. There are a lot of themes going on in this book It feels a little messy, and some of the ideas are never tied up successfully It also gets a bit preachy at times It also has sections between the chapters where the author discusses things with the main character it didn t really work for me.

  3. Summary Julia is a typical American child who lives in Plainfield, Illinois Her family is Korean, and she sometimes has a hard time with that She wants to blend in and be American Her best friend Patrick lives across the street Together they join the Wiggle Club, an environmental club They need to do an animal husbandry project, but can t decide on what to do Julia s mom suggested raising silk worms like her mother used to do in Korea Patrick is thrilled with the idea, but Julia is horrified Sh [...]

  4. Linda Sue Park reminds me of Lowis Lowry as a writer You always get a well crafted, unique story with characters that have distinct voices and a tight plot She s also such a sophisticated writer, I don t think readers always get what she s doing Take the metafictional narrative that occurs between the author and the protagonist in this story On the outset, it is a story about a girl and her best friend doing a project about silkworms for a state fair competition Themes abound regarding friendshi [...]

  5. I personally really liked reading this book for several reasons In fact, this was one of the books that I enjoyed the most This book is mainly about a girl named Julia, a seventh grade Korean American girl in America Although she had friends before she moved somewhere else, one time when her friends visited her house and smelled Kim Chee kimchi , they thought it was gross This made her have sort of a Kimchi trauma because she thought that everybody would be grossed out, just like her friends did [...]

  6. I m currently reading the book Project Mulberry by Linda Sue Park Julia and her friend, Patrick are intending to make something absolutely awesome for their partner project but right now their minds have gone blank Until the day Julia asked her mom for suggestions, her mom gave the idea of growing silkworms and making some thread But Julia thought it was FAR to Korean Still she decides to be loyal and tell Patrick I like this book because the characters are so interesting, funny, and sometimes s [...]

  7. Some background on how I came upon this book In elementary school we were typically allowed to borrow from the teacher s library full of books for us to read While it encouraged reading, I have to applaud my teachers willingness to use their money on us.Anyway, I had read this book because it had a Korean girl on it and was written by a Korean author Even when I was younger, I loved to read these kinds of books That year though, my third grade teacher retired and, along with popiscles, let every [...]

  8. 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.

  9. Not one of the best books I ve ever read, but still a pretty good kid s novel with a creative and original topic and interesting characters.

  10. Like most best friends, seventh graders Julia Song and Patrick like to do everything together, from homework to collecting state quarters to joining the Work Grow Give Live Club, affectionately known as the Wiggle Club The club s purpose it to teach kids about farming, and every January, members are supposed to sign up to work on farm related a project which will then be exhibited at the State Fair in August.A project is right up Julia and Patrick s alley, but they can t come up with a good one [...]

  11. It was okay However, I felt like it didn t have a settled format and plot, which made this book kind of difficult to understand I was kind of disappointed, but I really recommend this book to young kids Even though I didn t enjoy it, I think that it was a book that you should give a try and read

  12. Project MulberryBy Linda Sue ParkThis book satisfies my requirement to read a Informational book for RLL 520 0.Project Mulberry is a book about a friendship between a white boy, Patrick, and Korean American, Julia, who decide to do a science project together for the state fair The project is essentially Animal Husbandry of silkworms Over the course of the story there is a lot of science and environmentalism worked in along with race relations to boot The kids deal with whole, half and non truths [...]

  13. I personally did not enjoy this book that much I thought the plot of the story was very slow and dragged on But I did enjoy this book because I am not familiar with the Korean culture, so I was able to learn about this culture especially with the importance of Silk Worms I think I didn t enjoy this book that much because I couldn t relate with any personal experiences Julia Song was almost embarrassed of her Korean culture, not wanting to expose her culture to students She did everything she co [...]

  14. SummaryThis book is about a girl named Julia Song Julia is Korean and her best friend is Patrick Patrick and her have always been friends and done school work together When needing their next project idea, they listen to Julia s mom about raising silkworms Julia is hesitant at first but in the end, ends up really liking them.Julia battles her emotions throughout the book She does not know how to react to her mother not wanting her to go to a complete stranger s house to pick leaves off his mulbe [...]

  15. The book is about a young Korean American girl, Julia Song, who lives in a small predominantly white town and HATES kimchee Her best friend is the precocious Caucasian boy who lives across the street Julia and Patrick do everything together, they study together, they walk to school together Patrick practically lives with the Songs in order to escape his numerous siblings and hectic home The funny thing is, Patrick LOVES kimchee, everyday after doing homework together Julia s mother is waiting wi [...]

  16. Julia Song is a seventh grader along with her best friend Patrick Julia and Patrick have been best friends for a long time Both Julia and Patrick want to team up and try for a blue ribbon at their state fair They had to pick a project that they could manage At first, they couldn t decide on what project they wanted to do, but Julia s mother gives them an idea Julia s mother suggests that they do a project on nurturing and raising silkworms This task seems to sound easy to the pair of friends at [...]

  17. Project Mulberry is a story about Korean 7th grader Julia Song, her best friend Patrick, and their experiences while trying to complete an animal husbandry project for an extracurricular club Julia and Patrick ask Mrs Song for help to brainstorm possible projects and she suggests silk worms After a bit of research, Patrick is convinced that this is the best project for them.Julia is hesitant to engage in raising silk worms for the project because it s too Asian, but Patrick insists Julia goes th [...]

  18. Project Mulberry Julia Song has been a best friend with Patrick ever since she moved to town They do homework together, study for test, and our both in the Wiggle Club The club is starting to work on projects that they can enter in to the state fair When Julia s mom suggests a project on silk worms Julia thinks it is too Korean, but Patrick loves the idea Julia is against the silk worm idea because her family is the only Korean family in the town and has previous experiences with prejudice and d [...]

  19. Project Mulberry, by Linda Park, is a story told from the perspective of the main character named Julia Song, who is Korean American Julia is in seventh grade, and through the series of events that take place, she is forced to confront her ethnicity and come to terms with who she is Julia gets help along the way from her mother, her best friend Patrick, and her annoying brother Kenny Julia and Patrick want to enter a project in the state fair, through their schools Wiggle Club Julia wants to do [...]

  20. Project Mulberry by Linda Sue Park is the story of a Korean girl, Julia and her best friend Patrick The two of them are in the Wiggles Club similar to 4H and need a project for competition Julia s mother tells the children about how she helped raise silk worms in Korea as a youngster After much discussion, they decide to raise silk worms, even though Julia feels that she would prefer an American project and not a Korean one Julia also adds a dimension to the project, by creating an embroidery pr [...]

  21. Many years ago, my sister worked at a drama department at a state university in the southwest Somehow they ended up on the crew for a Paul McCartney concert in the big arena in the dressing room, perhaps I forget that part Apparently the contract specified that no meat could be sold in the concession stands during the concert, since Linda McCartney was a vegetarian vocal animal rights advocate My sister wanted to point out that many silkworms had to be boiled in their cocoons to make the silk cl [...]

  22. Julia is a Korean American who wishes she didn t stand out so much even her house smells Korean because of the kimchee Her friend Patrick doesn t seem to notice this issue, and loves getting a bite of kimchee every time he comes over, so when he suggests they do a silkworm project for the WIGGLE club like 4 H , he doesn t see Julia s secret resistance to something so Korean Eventually, Julia does get excited and decides friendship is important, so she sacrifices her dislike of the project and i [...]

  23. Julia Song hates being Korean She hates kimchee, Korean pickled cabbage made with garlic, green onions, and hot red peppers She hates the taste of kimchee, she hates the sight of kimchee, and most of all, Julia hates the smell of kimchee and the way it permeates the house almost immediately after it s made or a jar of it is opened Julia and her best friend Patrick have joined the Wiggle Club Work Grow Give Live , which is like 4 H They want to pick the perfect project and win at the state fair, [...]

  24. This was an interesting YAL book in a number of ways First, it handles a bunch of social issues assimilation, bigotry, ecology Layered into the mix is a hint of teen romance and sibling rivalry Finally, and the most interesting conceit, is that Ms Park has an interview with her lead character at the end of nearly every chapter about the process of writing While it s certainly fun and interesting to see the writer s process, I must admit that at times this gimmick stops the flow of action and kee [...]

  25. Julia and her best friend Patrick are looking for a project for Wiggle Club Work Grow Give Live and they hope to enter it in the state fair But, after examining multiple possibilities, they re still at a loss Finally, Julia s mother suggests that they try raising silkworms Patrick thinks this is a great idea, but Julia feels it s too Korean She won t come straight out and tell Patrick that she doesn t want to do the project, though, so that makes for a lot of tension between them Eventually, it [...]

  26. This book is the kind of book adults love to assign kids to read It covers topics of racism, ecological farming practices, ambitious science home ec projects, not to mention sibling relationships and working through conflict with friends As I mentioned in a previous review, the childhood books I prefer are ones that don t tackle tough adult issues but provide a place of wonder and escape This book features Julia, a 7th grade Korean American girl who likes to call her brother snot brain and idiot [...]

  27. Julia Song, a Korean American girl lives in Plainfield, Illinois Her best friend is Patrick who loves her family s unique cuisine and customs Julia is trying to minimize the fact that she is Korean and wants to do everything the American Way They join the Wiggle Club, short for Work Grow Give Love and decide they must enter a project for the state fair Their project will involve some aspect of animal husbandry, under the direction of Mr Maxwell, who has a sustainable farm in the area When they c [...]

  28. This is my first informational book review.Project Mulberry is the story of two friends who team up together to work on a project for the state fair They decide to raise silkworms and use the silk produced in a separate sewing project Throughout the story, Julia grapples with accepting and appreciating her Korean heritage, Patrick battles with his secret phobia, and underlying themes of friendship, family, race, and poverty are present throughout the book Through it all, the reader also learns a [...]

  29. So , as you can see I ve read the book Project Mulberry , by Linda Sue Park When I first started reading this book I sort of did not find it interesting My reasons for not finding it interesting would be because it was talking about a project, and for me i thought that would be very boring For some reason I did continue to read because something caught my attention, but I did not know what Throughout reading this I came across a lot of conflict between two friends and that s a lot like real life [...]

  30. In the book project mulberry it was interesting because two kids had silk worms and raised them in their back yard and they had to use their silk for a science project It is a good book because a first one of the main characters did not want to do silk worms for their science project but doesn t tell the other character When they finally decided that they want to do the silk worms for their science project they don t have the food for the silk worms so they have to find it Read to find out

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