Read A Long Walk To Water

By Linda Sue Park

About Linda Sue Park

Childhood and Education
Linda Sue Park is a children author."Linda Sue Park was born in Urbana, Illinois on March 25, 1960, and grew up outside Chicago. The daughter of Korean immigrants, she has been writing poems and stories since she was four years old, and her favorite thing to do as a child was read" (lindasuepark.com).Linda Sue Park enjoyed reading and writing at a young age. My first publication was a haiku in a children's magazine when I was 9 years old. I received one dollar for it"(scholastic)."During elementary school and high school, Linda Sue had several more poems published in magazines for children and young people. She went to Stanford University...and graduated with and English degree"(lindasuepark.com)


Adulthood
"In 1983...Linda Sue...moved to Dublin when a handsome Irishman swept her off her feet. She studied literature, moved to London, worked for an advertising agency, married that Irishman, had a baby, taught English as a second language to college students, worked as a food journalist, and had another baby.""In 1990, she and her family moved back to the U.S. because of her husband's job. Linda Sue continued teaching English to foreign students. It took her quite a while, but she finally realized that what she really wanted to do was to write books for children"(lindasuepark.com).