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English Titles> Literature>

The Holy Spark:
Rogel and the Goddess of Liberty

 

Author & Illustrator: Yu Li
ISBN-13: 978-1-931907-42-2
ISBN-10: 1931907420
Order No. 1046
6 x 9, Hardcover
260 pages, 2006
Fiction, Children/Young Adult
Price: $16.99
20% off: $13.60

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ABOUT THE BOOK

Rogel, a little angel from the Paradise Star, was handsome, gentle and brave. By chance he met Kally, who had een imprisoned in a heavenly lake for three thousand years because he wanted to conquer the Earth. Having realized his folly, he was now truly repentant. Rogel and Yoyo, a red-haired fox, started their journey to look for the Goddess of Liberty who had the power to free Kally. On their way, they defeated various kinds of demons, devils and ghosts by virtue of their wisdom and bravery. They saved many kind-hearted people—kings, princesses, dwarfs, and poor villagers—and received their help in return.

At last, Rogel, Yoyo and Hont, a little prince from Moon Land whom they met on the way, arrived at Liberty Island, but a snake fiend was plotting against them, trying to prevent Rogel from achieving his noble goal. How will Rogel ignite the Goddess’s torch with a holy spark? And will he succeed in obtaining the golden key to freedom from the Goddess of Liberty?

The first book ever written by a Chinese author on the Statue of Liberty, The Holy Spark advances themes of faithfulness, kindheartedness, bravery, forbearance, and the triumph of good over evil. Inspiring and engaging, “it is perfect for young readers and will keep them highly entertained for hours.”

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR


Yu Li was a designer and manager of a glassware company in Jilin province in northeast China. In 1986, she was inspired to write a children’s book about the Statue of Liberty when she saw Lady Liberty on Chinese television covering the monument’s centennial. She spent several years writing the fantasy-filled novel The Holy Spark and had its Chinese edition published in 1993.

With the help of an American diplomat in China, Yu Li came to the United States in 2001 to present a special “deluxe” edition of the book to the Ellis Island Museum in New York, which inducted it into its permanent collection. Designed by Yu Li and signed by United Nations officials and representatives from more than 180 countries, the “deluxe” edition of The Holy Spark is the only item the museum has ever sourced from China since World War II.

Yu Li now lives in New York, working on her new books.

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SPECIAL EDITION PRESENTED TO THE ELLIS ISLAND MUSEUM

 


A special “deluxe” edition of The Holy Spark presented to the Ellis Island Museum at the Statue of Liberty. Designed by Yu Li, the author, and signed by United Nations officials and representatives from more than 180 countries, it is the only item the museum has ever sourced from China since World War II.

Presenting the special “deluxe” edition of The Holy Spark to the Ellis Island Museum at the Statue of Liberty in New York, October 29, 2002.


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Photo from left to right :

David H. Jiang, Interpreter
Huanzhen Zhen, Editor of the Chinese edition of The Holy Spark
William Fugazy, Chairman, National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations
George Tselos, Supervisory Archivist, National Park Service
Yu Li, Author of The Holy Spark
Xiangfu Zheng, Chairman of World Culture Alliance
Frank Mills, Assistant Superintendent, National Park Service
Jeff Dosilk, Library Technician, National Park Service

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PRAISE FOR THE HOLY SPARK

“… a message of love, peace and freedom to the peoples of the world.”
Newsday

“Attractive plot and beautiful illustrations.”
The China Press

“Exciting and engaging.”
The Liberty Times

“The Holy Spark is a splendid novel in the great tradition of Alice inWonderland, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, and The Chronicles of Narnia. It is perfect for young readers and will keep them highly entertained for hours.”
Barry Moreno, historian and author, Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Museum

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