Tales of a Korean Grandmother: 32 Traditional Tales from Korea [NOOK Book]

Overview


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 stories from the land of Korea: the woodcutter and the old men of the mountain; the puppy who saved his ...
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Tales of a Korean Grandmother: 32 Traditional Tales from Korea

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Overview


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 stories from the land of Korea: 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.

A Korean grandmother tells her grandchildren the traditional tales and legends of their country.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781462902903
  • Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
  • Publication date: 12/20/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 318
  • Age range: 9 - 14 Years
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author


For many years Frances Carpenter traveled and worked with her father, the late Frank Carpenter, journalist and author of the famous Carpenter’s Geographical Readers. Author of Tales of a Chinese Grandmother.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 14, 2013

    Tales of a Korean Grandmother

    This book is interesting. I like how all of the tales are interwoven with stories of the Kim family. This makes it all seem to be connected and unified. The epilogue was a special surprise for me that I really enjoyed.

    (I got this book from the library, so I do not know anything about the actual NOOK book.)

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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