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Korean Children's Favourite Stories : Children's Favorite Stories - Kim So-Un

Korean Children's Favourite Stories

Children's Favorite Stories

By: Kim So-Un

Hardcover Published: 1st January 2001
ISBN: 9780804835916
Number Of Pages: 95
For Ages: 8 - 9 years old

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This colorfully illustrated multicultural Korean children's book presents Indian fairy tales and other folk stories—providing insight into a vibrant 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.

These Korean fables pulsate with the rhythm of life and the seasons, transporting 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…
The Children's Favorite Stories series was created to share the folktales and legends most beloved by children in the East with young readers of all backgrounds in the West. Other multicultural children's books in this series include: Asian Children's Favorite Stories, Indian Children's Favorite Stories, Indonesian Children's Favorite Stories, Japanese Children's Favorite Stories, Singapore Children's Favorite Stories, Filipino Favorite Children's Stories, Favorite Children's Stories from China & Tibet, Chinese Children's Favorite Stories, Balinese Children's Favorite Stories, and Vietnamese Children's Favorite Stories.

Industry Reviews

"Thirteen Koreanfolk tales are compiled in this collection of stories for children. Use them for bedtime stories; they are perfect read alouds." --Pragmatic Mom blog "This collection 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 "This collection of 13 Korean folktales was originally published in 1955 as The Story Bag. Kyoung-Sim's new watercolor illustrations, filled with animals, demons, and resourceful folk, make this edition much more attractive, and the short, straightforward retellings are well suited for independent reading as well as for reading aloud." --Booklist "This book would be a wonderful addition to a family's library and a fun way to share Korean culture with your children." --The Korean Way blog

ISBN: 9780804835916
ISBN-10: 0804835918
Series: Children's Favorite Stories
Audience: Children
For Ages: 8 - 9 years old
For Grades: 3 - 4
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 95
Published: 1st January 2001
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 24.13  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.57
Edition Type: New edition