Courtesy of Colleen Kong-Savage

The Turtle Ship

“The Turtle Ship” will be published in mid 2018 by Lee & Low.  It’s a picture book about a boy who saves his embattled country by designing a ship that resembles his pet turtle.  It’s loosely based on true facts about the Korean hero Admiral Yi Sunsin and his turtle ship.  The book is being illustrated by brilliant artist Colleen Kong-Savage.

I’ll provide further publication info and some previews as the release date nears  

In the meantime, check out info about the real turtle ship here

On the Big Island of Hawaii, you can see turtles like the one behind me.  They love to nap in the sun, so don’t disturb them!

16th century Korean turtle ship in a depiction dating to 1795. The woodblock print is based on a contemporary, late 18th century model. By I, PHGCOM, CC BY-SA 3.0