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Tales of a Korean Grandmother: 32 Traditional Tales from Korea

Tales of a Korean Grandmother: 32 Traditional Tales from Korea

by Frances Carpenter
     
 

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This multicultural children's book presents classic Korean fairy tales and other folk stories—providing a delightful look into a rich literary culture.

The Korean people possess a folklore tradition as colorful and captivating as any in the world, but the stories themselves still are not as well-known to Western readers as those from The Brothers

Overview

This multicultural children's book presents classic Korean fairy tales and other folk stories—providing a delightful look into a rich literary culture.

The Korean people possess a folklore tradition as colorful and captivating as any in the world, but the stories themselves still are not as well-known to Western readers as those from The Brothers Grimm, Mother Goose, or Hans Christian Andersen.

In her best-selling book for young readers, Frances Carpenter collects thirty-two classic Korean children's stories from the "Land of the Morning Calm": the woodcutter and the old men of the mountain; the puppy who saved his village from a tiger; the singing girl who danced the Japanese General into the deep river; Why the Dog and Cat are Not friends; and even a more familiar tale of the clever rabbit who outsmarted the tortoise. The children of the Kim family sit at their beloved Grandmother's knee to listen to these and other traditional folk tales which are rooted in thousands of years of Korean culture.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780804810432
Publisher:
Tuttle Publishing
Publication date:
12/28/1989
Series:
Tut Books. L Series
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
318
Sales rank:
769,125
Product dimensions:
5.13(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.90(d)
Lexile:
930L (what's this?)
Age Range:
9 - 14 Years

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Meet the Author

For many years Frances Carpenter traveled and worked with her father, Frank Carpenter, a journalist and author of the famous Carpenter's Geographical Readers.

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