Korean Children's Favorite Storiesby Kim So-Un, Jeong Kyoung-Sim
Korean Children's Favorite Stories is a captivating collection of Korean folktales for children which are still being told, just as they have been for generations. Some are/i>/b>
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This colorfully illustrated multicultural Korean children's book presents Indian fairy tales and other folk stories—providing insight into a rich literary culture.
Korean Children's Favorite Stories is a captivating collection of Korean folktales for children which are still being told, just as they have been for generations. Some are Korean-specific, while others echo those told in other countries. Written with wit and pathos, they unveil the inevitable foibles of people everywhere and expose the human-like qualities of animals and the animal-like qualities of humans.
Pulsating with the rhythm of life and the seasons, these Korean fables transport the reader to a wonderland where ants talk, a baby rabbit outwits a tiger, a tree fathers a child, and a toad saves a whole village.
Korean stories include:
- The Story Bag
- The Pheasant, the Dove, and the Magpie
- The Bridegroom's Shopping
- The Bad Tiger
- The Great Flood
- The Pumpkin Seeds
- The Grateful Tiger
- The Three Princesses
- And more…
"This collects succeeds in making these little-known offerings accessible to a new audience." —School Library Journal
"This book is full of traditional folktales from Korea. It always amazes me how folktales can give you an idea about the culture of a country. The stories include the animals and a bit about life in the country as well as some of the fantasies and legends." —Crafty Moms Share
- Tuttle Publishing
- Publication date:
- Sold by:
- Barnes & Noble
- NOOK Book
- File size:
- 6 MB
- Age Range:
- 5 - 14 Years
Meet the Author
Kim So-un was an eminent Korean storyteller and a specialist in Korean poetry and folklore. A former journalist for a major newspaper and chief editor of the Korean Children's Educational Institute, he published some two dozen books during his lifetime, including anthologies of poetry, folk tales, folklore, folk songs and critical essays. Kim So-un is the author of Korean Children's Favorite Stories.
is a graduate of the College of Fine Arts at Seoul National University. She has illustrated five books for children and three for adults. In her work she uses traditional colors and painting methods to express a sense of Korean aesthetics. Jeong Kyoung-Sim is the illustrator of Korean Children's Favorite Stories.
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