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An introduction to Korean

An introduction to Korean
An introduction to Korean
An introduction to Korean

An introduction to Korean

An introduction to Korean
An introduction to Korean

An introduction to Korean Children's Book

Contents

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Agape | 6 Alma(Munhakdongne Publishing Corp.) | 7 Applebee Publishing Co. | 8 Baram Public | 9 Bear Books | 12 Betterbooks | 14 BIR Publishing Co., Ltd. | 15 Bookstory | 23 Bori Publishing Co., Ltd. | 24 Borim Press | 26 Changbi Publishers, Inc. | 31 CheoEum Junior Publishing Co. | 36 Choroki | 37 Chosunbooks | 38 Chungnyunsa Publishing Co., Ltd. | 39

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Chosunbooks | 38 Chungnyunsa Publishing Co., Ltd. | 39 DEGH Dahli Children’s Books Inc. | 42
Chosunbooks | 38 Chungnyunsa Publishing Co., Ltd. | 39 DEGH Dahli Children’s Books Inc. | 42

Dahli Children’s Books Inc. | 42 Danielstone Kids Publishing Co. | 43 Dasan Books Co., Ltd. | 44 Daseossure Publishing Company | 45 Eorinreuni | 46 Gilbut Children Publishing Co., Ltd. | 47 God’s Win Publishers, Inc. | 56 Hangilsa Publishing Co., Ltd. | 57 Hankyoreh Children’s Books | 59 Hansol Education Co., Ltd. | 60 Hanulim Publishing | 63 Hanuribooks | 64 Hollym Corp., Publishers | 65 Houyhnhnm | 66 Hyeonamsa Publishing Co., Ltd. | 68 Hyoreewon | 69

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Iandbook | 72 I-seum | 73 Izzle Books | 77 Jaimimage Publishing Co. | 79

Iandbook | 72 I-seum | 73 Izzle Books | 77 Jaimimage Publishing Co. | 79 Jakeunchaekbang | 81 Jakkajungsin Publising Co. | 82 Jangsoohanulso | 83 Jigyungsa Ltd., Publishers | 85 Joongang M&B | 87 Kookmin Books Co., Ltd. | 88 Little Mountain Publishing Co. | 90 LITTLE ONE AHyun | 92 Maeng & Aeng | 93 Marubol Publications | 94 Mirae Media & Books Co. | 95 Miseghy Children’s Press | 99 Moonji Publishing Co., Ltd. | 102 Munhakdongne Publishing Corp. | 103

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Co., Ltd. | 102 Munhakdongne Publishing Corp. | 103 TUVWY IJLM NPRS Nonjang Publishing Co. |
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Nonjang Publishing Co. | 108 Nurimbo Publishing Co. | 109 Prooni Books | 111 Prunsoop Publishing Co., Ltd. | 112 Pulbit Publishing Co. | 116 Randomhouse Korea | 118 Safaribook | 121 Sakyejul Publishing Ltd. | 125 Sam&Parkers | 130 Samseongdang Publishing Co., Ltd. | 131 Sanha Publishing Co. | 132 Scope (Book-Ocean) | 133 Sigongsa Co., Ltd. | 134 Silvertuba Co. | 145 Sonamoo Publishing | 146 StoryBowl | 147 Sun & Tree | 148

Think House | 150 Tindrum Publishing Company | 151 Totobook | 152 Truebook Sinsago Co., Ltd. | 156 Urikyoyuk Co., Ltd. | 158 Voozfirm Publishers | 160 Wisdomhouse Publishing Co., Ltd. | 161 Woongjin ThinkBig Co., Ltd. | 162 YeaRimDang Publishing Co., Ltd. | 172

to Korean Children's Book

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Agape

Alma

B Bear Books

Baram

Betterbooks

BIR

C CheoEum Junior

Changbi

Choroki

Applebee

Bookstory

Bori

Chungnyunsa

Chosunbooks

Borim

Agape

The Art Gallery Is Alive

-Cartoon Bible through Masterpiece Paintings

Based on the main characters’fantastic adventure, this cartoon bible unfolds biblical tales through masterpiece paintings. On their various adventures, Eunyul, his sister Seonyul and his girlfriend Daseul, enter the masterpiece paintings that depict biblical scenes and explore the world of the Bible. Eunyul loves his sister but finds her bothersome from time to time. One day when his sister upsets him yet again, he wishes she would disappear. When he finds out that she has indeed disappeared, he sets out with his girlfriend to find her. After they are pulled into a painting hanging at an art gallery, they encounter biblical stories and figures, as they travel through the masterpieces that depict scenes from the Bible. Volume One deals with the Creation and the Great Flood, Volume Two, with Abraham, the ancestor of religion, and Volume Three, with Jacob who wrestled with an angel. Though he has never enjoyed going to the church, Eunyul begins to develop his faith as he meets various biblical figures and finally lets God deep into his heart. This is a color cartoon with detailed descriptions of “biblical masterpieces” such as Michelangelo’s “Creation of Adam.”

such as Michelangelo’s “Creation of Adam.” 6 LTI Korea By Choi Hyunmee Copyright Agent : Bang

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Copyright Agent : Bang Jaekyung agapepub@hotmail.com +82 2 522 5148 www.iagape.co.kr

The Art Gallery Is Alive-Cartoon Bible through Masterpiece Paintings (Misulgwani Saraitda-Myeonghwawa Hamkkehaneun Seonggyeong Manhwa) Mouseion Agape 2009, 224 pages ISBN 978-89-93524-23-9

(Misulgwani Saraitda-Myeonghwawa Hamkkehaneun Seonggyeong Manhwa) Mouseion Agape 2009, 224 pages ISBN 978-89-93524-23-9

Where Did She Fly Without Any Wings?

This book tells the stories of two girls based on the epic poems by Jeong Yak-yong (1762- 1836), a leading Silhak scholar of the Joseon Dynasty, and Kim Ryeo (1766-1821), a poet from the late Joseon era. “A Bride Who Was Sold” is based on Jeong’s poem “Doganggogabusa” (道康 家婦詞)and unfolds the unfortunate life of a woman who was married to a blind old man at the age of 18. Deceived by the matchmaker, the father of the girl marries his daughter off to the old man. The old man, who has already been married twice and has three children, abuses his young wife verbally and physically. Unable to endure such cruelty, the young wife runs away to the mountain, shaves her head and becomes a Buddhist nun but is soon caught and returned home. “The Song of Bangju” is based on Kim Ryeo’s poem “Bangjuga” (蚌珠歌), which sings of a beautiful and smart girl named Bangju, whose family belongs to the lowest class. One summer, a man of high status stops on his way and asks Bangju for a bowl of water. Immediately taken by Bangju, the man asks Bangju’s father to give her away as his daughter-in-law. However, in the Joseon period when yangban and lower-class families did not marry across class lines, the father is shocked and refuses the offer. This book portrays the sufferings of women and lower-class people who lived through a time of strict gender and status discrimination.

through a time of strict gender and status discrimination. By Choi Hyunmee Copyright Agent : Jeon

By Choi Hyunmee

of strict gender and status discrimination. By Choi Hyunmee Copyright Agent : Jeon Sanghee shjeon@munhak.com +82

Copyright Agent : Jeon Sanghee shjeon@munhak.com +82 31 955 2643 www.munhak.com

Where Did She Fly Without Any Wings? (Nalgaedo Eopsi Eodiro Naraganna) Jeong Yak-yong & Kim Ryeo Alma(Munhakdongne Publishing Corp.) 2009, 144 pages ISBN 978-89-9252-567-1

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Applebee

Good Kid

When do parents say “good girl!” or “good boy!” to their children? When they get up in the morning and wash their faces, when they get dressed by themselves, when they share their food with friends, when they clean up after playing with toys, when they greet politely, when they get along well with friends without fighting, when they brush their teeth and when they go to bed early. All of these situations can be found in this pop-up book. Eight different behaviors of children such as washing face, getting dressed and greeting politely unfold charmingly on each page. Upon turning the page, a pop-up attracts the reader’s attention and large-font text describes the children’s behavior. “Good girl!” or “Good boy!” is added next to the pop-up image of the child. Parents can tell the story using the guidelines on each page. Compliments exert a very powerful effect on children. When the parents encourage them with positive reinforcements, they are more likely to grow up to be confident leaders. They also help turn desirable behaviors into regular habits. This book is ideal for parents who compliment their children regularly and children who behave themselves.

their children regularly and children who behave themselves. 8 LTI Korea By Kim Jung-mi Cpyright Agent

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Cpyright Agent : Cristine Yi (Yu Ri Jang Literature Agency) christine@yrjagency.com +82 2 735 9515 www.applebeebook.com

Good Kid (Ai Chakhae) Choi Jiwon Illustrator : Kim Jaewon Applebee Publishing Co. 2008, 12 pages ISBN 978-89-2620016-2

Good Kid (Ai Chakhae) Choi Jiwon Illustrator : Kim Jaewon Applebee Publishing Co. 2008, 12 pages
Good Kid (Ai Chakhae) Choi Jiwon Illustrator : Kim Jaewon Applebee Publishing Co. 2008, 12 pages

No Way, No Way in the World!

No Way, No Way in the World! (Cheonmanui Malsseum Manmanui Kongtteok) is a story of cartoonist Yi Samil who thinks it is more natural not to bathe or clean. He is second to none when it comes to laziness. One day, he witnesses the miracle of a chick hatching from his boiled egg. The chick grows quickly and becomes a hen in just two days. Yi hopes that this miraculous hen will lay golden eggs but soon finds out that all the eggs are ordinary. Still uncertain, he cracks tens of eggs to make sure but they are, in fact, all ordinary. The next day, the hen suddenly dies. After he buries the hen, Yi conceives the idea to draw an interesting cartoon about a chick that hatched from a boiled egg.

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The author has modified and incorporated some famous fairy tales such as Heungbu and Nolbu, Jack and the Beanstalk and the Golden Goose into his story. Such familiar tales, which are entwined with Yi’s story told in a colloquial style, make this book much more fun to read. In particular, the chatty narration that incorporates various proverbs, maxims and detailed explanations is the finest aspect of this book. The main character who constantly daydreams is disgraceful and farcical yet pitiful. Though there is no child character in the story, No Way, No Way in the World! is a book children will be able to enjoy very much.

World! is a book children will be able to enjoy very much. By Choi Seongkyu Cpyright

By Choi Seongkyu

Cpyright Agent : Nam Kyungmee windchild04@hanmail.net +82 2 3142 0495 cafe.daum.net/barampub

No Way, No Way in the World! (Cheonmanui Malsseum Manmanui Kongtteok) Yang Ji-an Illustrator : Kim Jung-seok Baram Public 2008, 187 pages ISBN 978-89-9087-870-0

: Kim Jung-seok Baram Public 2008, 187 pages ISBN 978-89-9087-870-0 An introduction to Korean Children's Book
: Kim Jung-seok Baram Public 2008, 187 pages ISBN 978-89-9087-870-0 An introduction to Korean Children's Book

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Baram

The Last Event

This is a novel for children by children’s story writer Yoo Eun-sil, who has been well received by both literary critics and readers for her sensitive and affectionate look at aspects of children’s lives. It is a story of a boy who expands his understanding of life and death through his experience of the death and the funeral of his grandfather, his favorite person in the world. The father of the main character Yeonguk always calls his son “useless.” He also ignores his father, who is very close to Yeonguk. However, the relationship between Yeonguk and his grandfather ends abruptly because of the latter’s sudden death. The scenes of the funeral unfold through the eyes of a child. Even though the funeral is characterized by a strict formality and burdensome traditions, strange and funny incidents also take place, as rather shameful truths of life are revealed at the same time. Throughout the funeral, Yeonguk finds himself crying for his grandfather, deep in his own thoughts and laughing at certain things. At one point, the special event planned by the grandfather before his death takes everyone by surprise. The book talks about the meaning of forgiveness and reconciliation through a person’s death and the ritual of death.

through a person’s death and the ritual of death. 1 0 LTI Korea By Choi Hyunmee

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Copyright Agent : Nam Kyungmee windchild04@hanmail.net +82 2 3142 0495 cafe.daum.net/barampub

The Last Event (Majimak Iventeu) Yoo Eun-sil Baram Public 2010, 208 pages ISBN 978-89-90878-92-2

cafe.daum.net/barampub The Last Event (Majimak Iventeu) Yoo Eun-sil Baram Public 2010, 208 pages ISBN 978-89-90878-92-2
cafe.daum.net/barampub The Last Event (Majimak Iventeu) Yoo Eun-sil Baram Public 2010, 208 pages ISBN 978-89-90878-92-2
cafe.daum.net/barampub The Last Event (Majimak Iventeu) Yoo Eun-sil Baram Public 2010, 208 pages ISBN 978-89-90878-92-2

I’m Not Going Home

This book discusses children’s wants and psychology through the story of two daughters who decide to run away from home and their mother who tries to find them. One day, the main characters Mijin and Yeonjin decide to run away from home: Mijin is upset because her mother would not let her play with her best friend and the younger sister Yeonjin has been told to ask her mother to come see her teacher because she has not been paying attention in class. But rather than asking them how they feel, their mother simply forces private tutoring and after-school classes on them. In response, the girls decide to run away. However, they send her hints about their location in riddles and wait for her: “The place where Mom called me an ugly duckling, the place where she stroked my head while I counted to ten and the place where I said ‘Mom, I’m happy.’” Even though the girls are worried that she might not remember the memories they share, she eventually shows up. Watching their mother from their hiding place as she approaches them, they are moved to tears by seeing a side of her that they had not known. The story of love between the mother and the children is heartwarming. This is the first book by the author.

is heartwarming. This is the first book by the author. By Choi Hyunmee Copyright Agent :

By Choi Hyunmee

Copyright Agent : Nam Kyungmee windchild04@hanmail.net +82 2 3142 0495 cafe.daum.net/barampub

I’m Not Going Home (Jibe An Deureogam) Yi Yeonoo Illustrator : Bae Hyun-jung Baram Public 2010, 128 pages ISBN 978-89-9087-855-7

Hyun-jung Baram Public 2010, 128 pages ISBN 978-89-9087-855-7 An introduction to Korean Children's Book 11 B
Hyun-jung Baram Public 2010, 128 pages ISBN 978-89-9087-855-7 An introduction to Korean Children's Book 11 B

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Bear Books

Bear Books

What We Should Know About Preventing Abduction & Abuse

There are terrible things that should never happen but still take place from time to time. This book was written to prevent crimes, sex abuse and kidnapping that target children. It explains in children’s language ways to protect their own precious bodies. Citing specific examples, such as an attractive offer of a gift from a stranger, request for help from a stranger, getting lost and separated from parents in a crowded place, kidnap scenario in which the child is taken to an unfamiliar place, and someone touching a child’s body, the book provides detailed precautions against such incidents. It approaches these serious topics with familiar and pleasant drawings that are easily accessible for children. It also tries to facilitate children’s understanding by arranging the contents of the book to make it look like a magazine with the use of interviews and surveys. It would be a good idea for parents and children to discuss the contents of the book, as they read the book together. The children will be able to develop healthy habits and the ability to respond to emergency situations. This book is ideal for children who will encounter myriad people in an increasingly larger world and parents who have to protect their precious children.

and parents who have to protect their precious children. 1 2 LTI Korea By Kim Jung-mi

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Copyright Agent : Choi Hyunkyoung bearbooks@naver.com +82 2 332 2672~3 www.bearbooks.co.kr

What We Should Know About Preventing Abduction & Abuse (Sojunghan Nae Momeul Kkokkkok Yaksokhae) Park Eungyung Illustrator : Kim Jinwha Bear Books 2009, 42 pages ISBN 978-89-9-324208-9

Nae Momeul Kkokkkok Yaksokhae) Park Eungyung Illustrator : Kim Jinwha Bear Books 2009, 42 pages ISBN
Nae Momeul Kkokkkok Yaksokhae) Park Eungyung Illustrator : Kim Jinwha Bear Books 2009, 42 pages ISBN

Watch Out for the Cookie Witch!

This book talks about how bad snacks with preservatives, coloring and artificial sweeteners are for children through a fun character called the Cookie Witch. The Cookie Witch asks the magic mirror, “Who is the most beautiful person in the world?” The magic mirror then answers, “You are the most beautiful right now but when healthy children grow up, they will be much more beautiful than you.” Angry with the answer, the witch reflects carefully on how to ruin the children and decides to bake cookies that can make children fat and harm them. Using flour from a faraway country that is sprinkled with a lot of pesticidesin the cookie dough, she adds heaps of white sugar that can rot children’s teeth, along with “no-rotting medicine” (preservative), “multicolored powder” (coloring), “sweet and sour powder” (flavoring) and “scary fat” (trans-fat) and then bakes the cookies. The witch’s story makes us reconsider the harmful effects of instant snacks enjoyed daily by children on their health. Information on the dangers of snacks and processed foods is included for the children readers at the end of the book. The book also offers recipes to bake easy and healthy cookies at home. Humorous illustrations of the unique looking witch as she bakes the cookies add to the fun of the book.

witch as she bakes the cookies add to the fun of the book. By Choi Hyunmee

By Choi Hyunmee

Copyright Agent : Choi Hyun Kyoung bearbooks@naver.com +82 2 332 2672~3 www.bearbooks.co.kr

Watch Out for the Cookie Witch! (Gwaja Manyeoreul Josimhae) Jung Hee Jae Illustrator : Kim Young-Su Bear Books 2010, 40 pages ISBN 978-89-9324-225-6

Young-Su Bear Books 2010, 40 pages ISBN 978-89-9324-225-6 An introduction to Korean Children's Book 13 B
Young-Su Bear Books 2010, 40 pages ISBN 978-89-9324-225-6 An introduction to Korean Children's Book 13 B

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Betterbooks

The Footprints of Mr. Thief

This book tells a story on the importance of care and concern among family members. A thief has broken into Doyeon’s house. He has taken Doyeon’s emergency fund of 10,000 won she has hidden from her parents, mint candies that help her dad quit smoking, frozen fried rice for times when cooked rice is suddenly needed, and a family photo. While checking for things that have been stolen, they realize that something so important that it should never go missing has in fact gone missing: Doyeon’s younger sister Sangyeon. According to Yeonggi, Sangyeon who has lost her keys tried to enter the house through a small window in the kitchen, broke the glass and ran away. The family searches the entire village to find Sangyeon. In the process, long-standing dissatisfactions that have been hidden away come pouring out and secrets are also revealed. The family finally finds the dog they used to raise as well as Sangyeon. Now they can fill the family photo frame again. It is a moving story of how the unexpected disappearance of an eight-year old Sangyeon ends the absence of communication in the family. This book is ideal for third- and fourth-grade elementary school children who are loved by their families.

elementary school children who are loved by their families. 1 4 LTI Korea By Kim Jung-mi

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Copyright Agent : Sangmee Kim Rights@betterbooks.co.kr +82 2 2192 2313 www.betterbooks.co.kr

The Footprints of Mr. Thief (Dodungnim Baljaguk) Hwang Seon-mi Illustrator : Choi Jung-in Betterbooks 2009, 108 pages ISBN 978-89-848861-8-6

Thief (Dodungnim Baljaguk) Hwang Seon-mi Illustrator : Choi Jung-in Betterbooks 2009, 108 pages ISBN 978-89-848861-8-6
Thief (Dodungnim Baljaguk) Hwang Seon-mi Illustrator : Choi Jung-in Betterbooks 2009, 108 pages ISBN 978-89-848861-8-6

The Magic Pot

The Magic Pot (Yosul Hangari) gives a modern twist to an old Korean children’s tale with an entertaining writing style and humorous drawings. While working in the field, the farmer accidentally comes across a magic pot. Whatever the farmer puts in the pot is multiplied tenfold and he soon becomes a very wealthy man. Upon hearing this news, a greedy rich man in the neighboring village becomes very jealous and comes to visit the farmer. He makes an unreasonable argument and snatches the pot from the farmer. Happy that he has the magic pot now, the rich man keeps the pot by his side and continues to put his valuables in it until he falls asleep. However, fortune does not come easily to those who are wicked and greedy. The father of the wealthy man, while taking a look inside, falls straight into the pot. What happens next? Well, the father comes out of the pot but he is followed by another father, followed by yet another. More and more fathers come out and each argues that he is the rich man’s real father. The pot breaks in the midst of the argument and the rich man now has to live with 527 fathers. The combination of abundant colloquial expressions and drawings enliven this old folk tale. The book is ideal for children over 4 years old who are already thinking about what to put in the pot.

old who are already thinking about what to put in the pot. By Kim Jung-mi Copyright

By Kim Jung-mi

Copyright Agent : Song Jung-ha ha@minumsa.com +82 2 515 2000 (Ext. 207) www.bir.co.kr

The Magic Pot (Yosul Hangari) Lee Soo-ah BIR Publishing Co., Ltd. 2008, 30 pages ISBN 978-89-491-9129-4

BIR Publishing Co., Ltd. 2008, 30 pages ISBN 978-89-491-9129-4 An introduction to Korean Children's Book 15
BIR Publishing Co., Ltd. 2008, 30 pages ISBN 978-89-491-9129-4 An introduction to Korean Children's Book 15

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BIR

How to Catch a Tiger

Tigers are one of the most popular characters in Korean folk tales. This book introduces five ways to catch a scary and strong tiger using exceptional wit. The story of big tigers falling for a hoax devised by shrewd people will make readers burst with laughter. An old lady living in Gangwon-do province catches a tiger as follows: she gives over-ripened and sour kimchi to the hungry tiger that descends to the village for food. The pungent sourness of the kimchi makes the tiger sway from side to side and at that moment, the lady strikes the tiger’s tail with a big wooden mallet. When the shocked tiger hurriedly escapes naked, the old lady is left with the tiger’s skin. In another episode, a brother and a sister living in an isolated house blow a horn whose sound beckons the tiger to come down to the village. Scared of the unidentified object that makes such a loud noise, the tiger enters the house bottom first. The siblings seize this opportune moment to stick the horn into the tiger’s bottom. From then on, the horn sounds whenever the tiger moves and it eventually exhausts the tiger. Apart from these methods, a mayfly, a puppy and a drunken man also manage to catch tigers in their respective unique ways. This book is ideal for imaginative children aged 4 and over who would love to think of other ways to catch a tiger.

who would love to think of other ways to catch a tiger. 1 6 LTI Korea

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Copyright Agent : Song Jung-ha ha@minumsa.com +82 2 515 2000 (Ext. 207) www.bir.co.kr

How to Catch a Tiger (Horangi Jamneun Beop) Lee Yoonjeong BIR Publishing Co., Ltd. 2009, 36 pages ISBN 978-89-491-0121-7

to Catch a Tiger (Horangi Jamneun Beop) Lee Yoonjeong BIR Publishing Co., Ltd. 2009, 36 pages
to Catch a Tiger (Horangi Jamneun Beop) Lee Yoonjeong BIR Publishing Co., Ltd. 2009, 36 pages

I Am a Cuckoo

I Am a Cuckoo won the Children’s Fiction Award hosted by a children’s book company in Korea. It is a story of friendship between a lonely boy who lives at his uncle’s house and “goose dad,” (gireogi appa) who lives alone after sending his family to the US. Goose dad is a term that designates a man who is left behind in Korea while the rest of his family lives abroad for the children’s education.

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Eleven-year-old Dongjae has been living with his uncle’s family since he was six because his mother practically abandoned him. But Dongjae applies himself at school. One day, Dongjae makes a new friend, a man who has moved in next door. Upon learning that Dongjae is living with his uncle’s family, the man calls him a “cuckoo.” However, the man is also a “goose” who is lonely without his family. As they recognize each other’s wounds, the abandoned child and the lonely man become friends despite the age gap. The man gives Dongjae the code for his door lock and tells him to come by any time, and one day Dongjae even saves the man who was lying unconscious in his living room. The man also takes Dongjae to his mother who lives far away. The book paints a good contrast between the man who drinks and laments his situation, and Dongjae who is lively and tries to do his best as much as possible.

who is lively and tries to do his best as much as possible. By Choi Hyunmee

By Choi Hyunmee

Copyright Agent : Song Jung-ha ha@minumsa.com +82 2 515 2000 (Ext. 207) www.bir.co.kr

I Am a Cuckoo (Naneun Ppeokkugida) Kim Hea-yeon Illustrator : Jang Yeonju BIR Publishing Co., Ltd. 2009, 215 pages ISBN 978-89-491-2110-9

Yeonju BIR Publishing Co., Ltd. 2009, 215 pages ISBN 978-89-491-2110-9 An introduction to Korean Children's Book
Yeonju BIR Publishing Co., Ltd. 2009, 215 pages ISBN 978-89-491-2110-9 An introduction to Korean Children's Book
Yeonju BIR Publishing Co., Ltd. 2009, 215 pages ISBN 978-89-491-2110-9 An introduction to Korean Children's Book

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Ninja Girls

This fiction portrays high school girls who rebel and stand up against the school system, which focuses on studying and grades, in order to achieve their dreams. 17-year-old Go Eunbi is a first-year student at Moran Girls’ High School. Though she wants to be an actress, she has never passed an audition because she is fat and ugly. Meanwhile, Eunbi’s mother wants Eunbi to study medicine because she is good at mathematics. One day, Eunbi finally passes an audition and earns a part in a play for the first time. However, the time of the performance overlaps with the supplementary lecture session for Moran Class, an intensive after-school course offered only to students with good grades. After lengthy reflection, Eunbi begins a campaign to close down Moran Class. She buys a charm from a fortuneteller and spreads rumors that ghosts appear in Moran Class. She also posts complaints on the official websites of the Office of Education and the Blue House about intensive after-school classes. However, her efforts have all failed and Eunbi’s performance is a day away. As a last resort, Eunbi and her friends decide to stage a suicide attempt. Donning Ninja Turtle masks on the roof, they threaten to jump if the school does not shut down Moran Class. Teachers and parents arrive and the police are called in. In an enjoyable manner, the book portrays the reality of youths who endure the grueling preparation for university exams, often referred to as the “hell of university entrance examinations,” but also captures the teenagers’ dreams and secrets.

but also captures the teenagers’ dreams and secrets. 1 8 LTI Korea By Choi Hyunmee Copyright

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Copyright Agent : Song Jung-ha ha@minumsa.com +82 2 515 2000 (Ext. 207) www.bir.co.kr

Ninja Girls (Ninja Geolseu) Kim Hyejung BIR Publishing Co., Ltd. 2009, 258 pages ISBN 978-89-491-2091-1

Big and Small

This is a science picture book that explains the concept of “big and small” with humorous illustrations. The opening page shows a drawing of a big older brother and a small younger brother and states, “My older brother is big, I am small.” The next page makes another comparison by saying, “But standing next to grown-ups, my older brother is small and I am small, too.” This is followed by another comparison with a puppy, “Next to the puppy, my older brother is big and I am big, too.” By comparing the sizes of people and various objects around us, the book provides a comprehensive explanation on the concept of sizes and shows that sizes are a relative concept that can be understood through comparison. It follows the two brothers’ day as they greet their house guests, play with the puppy, measure their height, swap clothes and shoes, get scolded after breaking a pot, receive their punishment in the living room and play until bedtime. Over the course of their day, clear and brief sentences explain the varying degrees of “big and small.” The book ends by pointing out that “though the older brother may be big and the younger brother may be small today, this may not always be the case.” The supplementary section on how to make easy comparisons for the concept of “big and small” is designed to help the parents. The bright-colored illustrations outlined in black, which appear as though they were done by children, will feel familiar to the young readers.

done by children, will feel familiar to the young readers. By Choi Hyunmee Copyright Agent :

By Choi Hyunmee

Copyright Agent : Song Jung-ha ha@minumsa.com +82 2 515 2000 (Ext. 207) www.bir.co.kr

Big and Small (Hyeongeun Keuda Naneun Jakda) Park Jung-sun Illustrator : Kim Young-soo 2009, 28 pages BIR Publishing Co., Ltd. ISBN 978-89-491-5174-8

2009, 28 pages BIR Publishing Co., Ltd. ISBN 978-89-491-5174-8 An introduction to Korean Children's Book 19
2009, 28 pages BIR Publishing Co., Ltd. ISBN 978-89-491-5174-8 An introduction to Korean Children's Book 19

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Give Me Two Pieces, or I Will Eat You

This is a “mathematics picture book” that explains the principle of mathematics through storytelling. Having worked as a secondary school math teacher for decades, the author uses an old Korean folk tale to explain the multiplication table. An old rice-cake seller is climbing Gugugogae, a mountain pass with nine hills. When she reaches the top of each hill, a tiger appears and says, “Give me a rice cake, or I will eat you.” Every time she climbs a hill, she hands over one rice cake to the tiger. She sets out to trick the tiger by making the rice cakes smaller, but the tiger soon catches on and begins to increase his demands: “give me two pieces, or I will eat you”; and later, “give me three pieces, or I will eat you.” At this point, the reader is asked, “how many rice cakes will the tiger have had if he is given two rice cakes at each hill?” and then cuckoos appear and sing the two-times table. In this way, the book helps readers learn the multiplication tables, 2 through 9. The repeating refrains are rhythmic and the illustrations full of satire and humor breathe life into the story. Humorous characters like the wrinkly old lady with white hair, the tiger with spinning eyes, the singing cuckoos and the pine tree with twisted branches, set against a simple background, make each page look like a traditional Korean folk painting.

each page look like a traditional Korean folk painting. By Choi Hyunmee Copyright Agent : Song

By Choi Hyunmee

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Give Me Two Pieces, or I Will Eat You (Tteok Dugae Jumyeon An Jabameokji) Lee Bum-gyu Illustrator : Kim Yong-chul BIR Publishing Co., Ltd. 2009, 44 pages ISBN 978-89-491-0107-1

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The Tale of Altair and Vega

This picture book tells the story of an old Korean folk tale on constellations. Jingnyeo is a weaver and the granddaughter of the King of Heaven. She falls in love with a cattle herder named Gyeonu and marries him. When they neglect their work because of their love, the King of Heaven separates them and allows them meet only once a year. When it becomes difficult for them to meet even on this one day because of the Milky Way that separates them, crows and magpies form a bridge with their bodies and let the lovers reunite. In fact, Altair (Gyeonu) on Aquila and Vega (Jingnyeo) on Lyra are the brightest stars to be seen in the summer sky and they do seem to meet only once a year. Also, it tends to rain quite heavily on the seventh day of the seventh lunar month, which is when they meet; according to the tale, the raindrops are the lovers’ tears. The sad and beautiful love story between Gyeonu and Jingnyeo has long been part of Korea’s folk culture and has also been published as many picture books. This book, however, is unique in that it is realized artistically in the illustration. Children’s story writer Kim Hyang-e, who has been awarded several times for her children’s books, weaves a beautiful story with lyrical phrases and descriptions, while illustrator Choi Jeong-in fully captures the emotions in delicate lines and elaborate colors.

the emotions in delicate lines and elaborate colors. By Choi Hyunmee Copyright Agent : Song Jung-ha

By Choi Hyunmee

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The Tale of Altair and Vega (Gyeonu Jingnyeo) Kim Hyang-e Illustrator : Choi Jeong-in BIR Publishing Co., Ltd. 2009, 44 pages ISBN 978-89-491-0123-1

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Yum Yum

Yum Yum is a collection of poems for children on food written by Ahn Do-hyeon, Korea’s leading modern poet and a bestselling children’s author. The poems explore various topics related to food such as its taste, shape, color, smell, ingredients, nutrition, cooking method and utensils. The author makes the readers laugh by using humor and wit to depict certain characteristics of food with which children come into contact every day. For example, spicy food is compared to a fire engine, round radish, to the full moon, and wavy noodles, to curly hair.

“Have you tried the cloud? / What does it taste like? / Soft, sweet and nutty / If you think it can’t be eaten / The cloud is hard and tough to chew. / Instead of a meat patty / I put a cotton cloud in my burger! / What does it taste like? / You’ve never tried it? / If you think it can’t be eaten / You’ll never know what the cloud tastes like.” (“Cloud”) As such, the author uses food as the medium of his expression but he also unleashes his tremendous imagination which goes beyond food. The lively rhyme and rhythm make the poems even more interesting when they are read out loud. Finally, the illustrations mimic the style of children’s drawings add to the humor and wit of Ahn’s poetry.

The poet has explained that he “wanted to let children know that the rice is as valuable as the sky and help them appreciate every spoonful of rice.”

the sky and help them appreciate every spoonful of rice.” 2 2 LTI Korea By Choi

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Yum Yum (Nyamnyam) Ahn Do-hyeon BIR Publishing Co., Ltd. 2010, 88 pages ISBN 978-89-4918-166-0

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A Barefoot Dream

A Barefoot Dream, adapted into a children’s book from a 2010 film directed by Kim Tae-gyun, is based on the true story of the football coach Kim Shin-hwan who led a team of East Timorese children to win the International Youth Soccer Tournament in 2004. Once an aspiring soccer player in Korea, but now just a former star with hard luck Kim arrives in East Timor, a country marred by the scars of civil war, in the hopes of turning his life around. After noticing children kicking around a ball barefoot on the hard ground, he opens a soccer equipment shop to sell them soccer shoes. Since they cannot afford to pay in full, he gives them the shoes and tells them to pay him one dollar a day for the next two months. Initially, many children sign up for this payment plan, but they soon realize that a dollar a day is an impossible promise for them to keep and eventually return the shoes. But Kim comes to realize their profound love of soccer, which awakens in him a new dream: he creates a youth soccer team for the local children.

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However, East Timorese children are victims to the scars of the deeply divisive civil war; during the practice, they refuse to even pass the ball to each other. After days of reflection, Kim sets the goal of entering an international tournament and begins to build teamwork by uniting the team under the shared goal. The process of healing historical wounds through soccer is shown through this beautiful story.

wounds through soccer is shown through this beautiful story. By Choi Hyunmee Copyright Agent : Kim

By Choi Hyunmee

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A Barefoot Dream (Maenbarui Kkum) Joo Kyoung-hee Illustrator : Han Jae-hong Bookstory 2010, 183 pages ISBN 978-89-9348-055-9

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Grandma, Where Are You Going? I’m Going to Gather Chestnuts!

This is the autumn part of the Story of Ogi (Ogine Iyagi), which depicts the story of Ogi who lives freely in nature with her grandmother. The spring, summer and winter parts of the Story of Ogi series have also been published. Seven-year-old Ogi lives with her grandmother in the countryside. Enjoying herself in nature and eating well, Ogi is healthy and completely different from city children who grow up in concrete buildings burdened with excessive competition. Ogi’s strong grandmother, who is always cheerful and fun, seems to represent the vitality of the countryside.

The picture book is about “Ogi and her grandmother who, on an autumn day when wild geese are singing, go to the mountain and to the waterside in search of ingredients for delicious side dishes.” One day, when Ogi starts crying because she misses her father, her grandmother takes her into the forest to gather chestnuts. Together they enter the thicket to find chestnuts and afterwards the grandmother makes sweet rice cakes to sell at the market. At the market, the grandmother buys a set of traditional striped Korean clothing for Ogi. The two of them catch crabs at the shore to make crabs marinated in soy sauce as well as goby to boil in sauce, fry or cook in soup. Through the story of people who live happily in nature, the author gives us a chance to reflect on how our children live these days and how they should live. The unique illustrations make us smile and laugh throughout the book.

illustrations make us smile and laugh throughout the book. 2 4 LTI Korea By Choi Hyunmee

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Grandma, Where Are You Going? Im Going to Gather Chestnuts! (Halmeoni Eodigayo? Bam Juureo Ganda) Cho Hye-ran Bori Publishing Co., Ltd. 2010, 64 pages ISBN 978-89-8428-626-9

(Halmeoni Eodigayo? Bam Juureo Ganda) Cho Hye-ran Bori Publishing Co., Ltd. 2010, 64 pages ISBN 978-89-8428-626-9
(Halmeoni Eodigayo? Bam Juureo Ganda) Cho Hye-ran Bori Publishing Co., Ltd. 2010, 64 pages ISBN 978-89-8428-626-9

Unending Winter

The peace activist author, who has been working to resolve the comfort women issue, has written this story about Japanese military comfort women for children, based on the stories she has heard directly from the comfort women. The author wrote this book thinking about Kim Sun-deok, who gave testimonies of her life as a comfort woman through paintings, and Bae Bong-gi, who lives in Okinawa, Japan and revealed for the first time in the 1970s that she had worked as a comfort woman. In the book unfold the stories of now old ladies who were forcibly taken and suffered as Japanese military comfort women and who, even after returning home, lived hard lives. Though Korea was liberated in 1945 following Japan’s defeat in World War II, the war has not ended for these women because of the lasting physical and psychological wounds. For a long time, many comfort women had to hide the terrible things they had endured during the war.

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Lee Dom has melted wax paint on paper and scratched it with a stencil pen to create illustrations that revive a painful chapter of history. Based on thorough historical research, Lee Dom’s illustrations accurately portray the comfort stations and the ships used to transport the women.

comfort stations and the ships used to transport the women. By Choi Hyunmee Copyright Agent :

By Choi Hyunmee

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Unending Winter (Kkeunnaji Aneun Gyeoul) Kang Jesuk Illustrator : Lee Dom Bori Publishing Co., Ltd. 2010, 48 pages ISBN 978-89-8428-625-2

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Alamsahaba, the Kingdom of Cloud

The sun is blazing over the Alamsahaba desert and merchant Adil is on the way to the market to sell some of his merchandise with his camel, his long-time fellow traveler. Then, all of the sudden, a big heap of cloud falls from the sky and lands on the desert. Soon reporters, scientists and tourists come from afar to see the mysterious cloud. When traders join the crowd to make a profit, the desert turns into a busy market. As neighboring countries invade to take possession of the cloud, war breaks out on the quiet Alamsahaba desert. Once the upheaval dies down, however, the mysterious cloud simply disappears.

This curious incident that takes place in the desert shows how people’s greed spreads even when it concerns an obscure object like a mysterious cloud. Crowd psychology, i.e. following what others do without thinking, public authority that exercises violence, war without cause and the consequences of such farcical disputes are all objects of Yun Jeehoe’s satire. However, children will have an opportunity to reflect on the proper way of life by observing Adil, who simply continues to do his job despite the chaos around him. Combining vivid colors and cute pictures, this book successfully provides both fun and a valuable lesson to children.

provides both fun and a valuable lesson to children. 2 6 LTI Korea By Choi Seongkyu

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Alamsahaba, the Kingdom of Cloud (Gureumui Wangguk, Alamsahaba) Written and Illustrated by Yun Jeehoe Borim Press 2008, 48 pages ISBN 978-89-4330-750-9

(Gureumui Wangguk, Alamsahaba) Written and Illustrated by Yun Jeehoe Borim Press 2008, 48 pages ISBN 978-89-4330-750-9

Half a Loaf

Banjjogi is a child with one eye, a half-mouth and half-nose, one arm and one leg. Though he does not look perfect, he is stronger and wiser than anyone. A lady who could not have children for a long time finally gives birth to three sons after ardent prayers. The first and the second sons look like other children but the youngest has only half of every feature. However, Banjjogi has accepted the way he looks and is without any complaints. In fact, he was more kindhearted than his brothers and no one could match his strength. He was so strong that even when he was tied to a huge rock or an even larger tree, he could uproot both of them. One day, on his way home carrying captured tigers, Banjjogi meets a rich man. Envious of tiger skin, the rich man proposes a bet: if he wins three janggi games, he gets to take the tiger skin but if Banjjogi wins, he can marry the rich man’s daughter. Though the latter wins all three games, the rich man refuses to give up his daughter. However, Banjjogi eventually marries her, thanks to his shining wisdom. Repeated structure that rouses interest and witty illustrations harmonize well in this book. This book is ideal for children over 4 years.

in this book. This book is ideal for children over 4 years. By Kim Jung-mi Copyright

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Half a Loaf (Banjjogi) Lee Miae Illustrator : Lee Ukbae Borim Press 1997, 32 pages ISBN 89-4330-263-0

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Adventures of a Blue Crab

Adventures of a Blue Crab is a fun picture book that shows the life forms living in tidal flats. Tidal flats are an important part of the Earth and provide abundant food and oxygen to marine life. In particular, tidal flats in Korea are one of the world’s five best tidal flats. What creatures live there? This picture book answers the question. When the rolling seawater ebbs and vast tidal flats appear, creatures of the flats begin to appear one by one. Blue crabs go on an adventure to capture the cloud while gobies totter across the flats. Seabirds fly above and scared lugworms disappear into the flats. The book reminds us how important tidal flats are for all these creatures. Soon the water flows back and fills the flats. This book also presents other sea creatures such as sea squirts, sea anemones, octopuses, shrimps and fish living in the sea. The book is a bestseller that has sold over 200,000 copies in the Korean market and has received the first prize in the arts at the Children’s Culture Awards. Borim has published two more picture books on sea creatures apart from Adventures of a Blue Crab. One of them is Flowers Are in Bloom at the Shore (Kkochi Pieosseoyo, Badatgae), a picture book on plants found in tidal flats and the shore; and the other is Flowers on Sand Dunes at Sinduri, Taean (Taean Sinduri Morae Eondeoge Pin Kkot). The latter is a documentary-style account of plants that live on a sandy beach where the heat is as high as in the desert.

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Adventures of a Blue Crab (Gaetbeori Joayo) Yoo Aero Borim Press 2006, 46 pages ISBN 978-89-433-0598-7

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The Lost Land

Extraordinary place: the DMZ, a 4km wide, 249.4 km long line that divides the North from the South. In July 1953, the soldiers on the two sides waged a fierce war that lasted for over three years. It didn’t seem that the war would ever end, despite the growing casualties. Finally, the UN stepped in to arbitrate, proposing a ceasefire. As a result, the soldiers on the two sides called a truce on the battlefield, and raised 1,292 signs between Paju, Gyeonggi-do province, and Goseong, Gangwon-do, indicating a military demarcation line. The DMZ, a “land of tragedy,” came to exist. How has the place changed in 50 years? Choi Byungkwan, the photographer, asked the same question. For two years, he traveled through every nook and cranny of the place with a camera, and found out firsthand that the Korean peninsula is still engaged in a war. The DMZ was still not a place one could visit freely, and the soldiers on both sides still had their rifles pointed at each other. Gun shells and punctured steel helmets from years ago were scattered around the fortress-like barbed wires.

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Despite the possibility of military conflict, however, there was more than just sorrow and tension there. With no humans coming and going for half a century, the place had become a paradise of flora and fauna, with a beautiful forest, f lowers, and birds and goats that travel freely. The author presents the beauty of the place through photographs, and states that it should be preserved as a scene of history, even if reunification takes place. He suggests that the vestiges of the war, such as the rusted bullets, steel helmets, barbed wires, and the ruined trenches, should remain untouched so that our posterity may learn of the tragedy of war. Each photograph holds a powerful message. The barbed wires that stand between the South and the North create a feeling of tension, as well as sorrow, and the wild chrysanthemums blossoming up from under the iron fence are resplendent in their beauty.

from under the iron fence are resplendent in their beauty. By Oh Yunhyun Copyright Agent :

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The Lost Land (Uljima, Kkotdeura) Choi Byungkwan Borim Press 2009, 96 pages ISBN 978-89-433-0772-1

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If the Wind Stopped Blowing

This picture book portrays how a selfish child named Bomi learns about the world through the wind and grows up in the process. Bomi is taking a walk wearing her favorite hat. Suddenly the wind blows and takes the hat away. Bomi is so upset that she shouts at the wind to disappear. Her wish comes true and the wind simply stops blowing. When the wind stops, however, the windmill, the village, the ship and the world all stop at once. Bomi looks around and realizes what she has done. She apologizes to the wind and asks it to come back.

The simple and vivid colors of the blue clothing, the red hat and green grass catch our eyes. The positioning of the characters and the compositions, in particular, and the way the child’s emotions are reflected plainly on her face are all visually attractive. For example, Bomi appears with her head held high wearing an expression of arrogance and selfishness on the first page; but later the same girl crouching in the corner against a blank background shows how sorry she is to the world. Her face turns happy when she greets the wind back into the world.

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If the Wind Stopped Blowing (Barami Buljianeumyeon) Seo Haneol Borim Press 2010, 32 pages ISBN 978-89-4330-806-3

Stopped Blowing (Barami Buljianeumyeon) Seo Haneol Borim Press 2010, 32 pages ISBN 978-89-4330-806-3 By Choi Hyunmee

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I Want to Be a Star

This picture book talks about life and death by briefly explaining the burial customs of the world including water burial in Polynesia, sky burial in Tibet, cremation in India, open-air burial in Mongolia, the Native American tree burial, and interment in Korea. The author has struck an unusual balance by compressing the descriptions to one or two lines and instead supplementing them with telling, evocative pictures. The first character is Kaiwai, a girl from Polynesia who loves the ocean. Following the short sentence “Kaiwai grew up looking at the sea,” pictures depict in detail her busy life of growing up by the sea. Then another short sentence “Kaiwai lived in gratitude and became the sea” is accompanied by a painting of beautifully dressed Kaiwai on a beautifully decorated boat drifting in the sea. The same structure is used to unfold stories of a Tibetan boy who dreamed about his future while looking at birds, a beautiful Indian girl, a Mongolian boy who roamed around with the wind, a Native American boy named “Fast Foot Under the Tree” who became a part of the forest after his death, and Manhui who was buried in the rice field where she had worked. Each story has been assigned its own color scheme in accordance with its theme. By discussing various funeral customs, the author expresses his understanding of nature, life and death: people are born in nature and return to nature at death.

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I Want to Be a Star (Byeori Doego Sipeo) Yi Min-hui Changbi Publishers, Inc. 2008, 42 pages ISBN 978-89-364-5421-0

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The Divine Bicycle Tour

This is a coming-of-age story of a 13-year-old boy who opens his eyes to his self and the world through a 1,100-kilometer bicycle tour. The bicycle which cannot move forward unless he keeps on pedaling is a metaphor for the life that he has to realize himself. When his parents decide to get a divorce without even asking him, 13-year-old Hojin runs away from home to his uncle’s. He thinks that his uncle, who does what he wants without keeping a regular job, would be able to understand him. His uncle asks Hojin to join him and nine other people on their 11-day cross-country bicycle trip. Hojin rides in the rain, climbs up the hill to the point his heart is about to burst and opens his eyes to life by sharing his stories with the other participants. Believing that cycling can also help his parents change by encouraging them to share their thoughts, he suggests a bicycle trip to his parents. The story is written by a young, active author who has received various literary prizes awarded by children’s book publishers.

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The Divine Bicycle Tour (Bullyanghan Jajeongeo Yeohaeng) Kim Nam-jung Changbi Publishers, Inc. 2009, 229 pages ISBN 978-89-364-4250-7

Tour (Bullyanghan Jajeongeo Yeohaeng) Kim Nam-jung Changbi Publishers, Inc. 2009, 229 pages ISBN 978-89-364-4250-7
Tour (Bullyanghan Jajeongeo Yeohaeng) Kim Nam-jung Changbi Publishers, Inc. 2009, 229 pages ISBN 978-89-364-4250-7

A Mouse without a Tail

This book won the grand prize at the Good Children’s Book Competition organized by Changbi, one of Korea’s leading publishers. An elementary school teacher, the author was inspired to write this book by an incident that took place in her class last year. The book shows children’s imagination and power of deductive reasoning surrounding a hamster that suddenly appears in the classroom. The main character is a mouse called Quick Feet whose tail is bitten off by a cat. Quick Feet takes refuge in the school in order to avoid the cat. The children think Quick Feet is a hamster because of his short tail and give it a home in one corner of the classroom. Quick Feet enjoys his time at the school free of cats and plentiful of food. However, it soon learns that at school there are strong and mean “superior mice” and powerless “inferior mice” that are ruled by the former. After becoming friends with Gray Eyes, one of the inferior mice, Quick Feet decides to challenge the tyranny of the superior mice. Even though he is missing the end of his tail, Quick Feet embodies a little hero in pursuing a better, just world with confidence and bravery.

pursuing a better, just world with confidence and bravery. By Choi Hyunmee Copyright Agent : Lee

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A Mouse without a Tail (Kkori Jallin Saengjwi) Kwon Yeong-poom Illustrator : Lee Kwang-ick Changbi Publishers, Inc. 2010, 124 pages ISBN 978-89-3645-125-7

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Smack

As the title suggests, this picture book for babies is about kisses. The only text in the book is the word “jjok!” which is the Korean expression for the sound of a loud kiss. The baby in the book confirms the existence of objects and living beings around her by kissing them and thus forms an emotional bond with them. The book begins as the baby who has just woken up from a nap finds her teddy bear lying in the corner of the room and gives it a kiss. She grabs the balloon floating around the room and kisses it and goes on to kiss a picture book, her bedding and a smiling Matryoshka doll. She then kisses her puppy, the fish in the fish bowl, the clouds and the scenery outside the window.

After the baby kisses her own reflection in the mirror, the doll, the clouds, the balloon and the characters of her picture book who have all become friends after her kisses appear from behind the mirror. The teddy bear is wearing a ballerina dress and the snowman inside a glass ball breaks out of it and walks around with snow swirling around him. Meanwhile, the baby’s bedding turns into a magic carpet and flies around the room and the pair of fish in the fish bowl are dressed in a fine tailcoat and a dress. It seems as though the baby’s kisses have made wonderful dreams come true. They now plant kisses on her cheek. However, everything turns out to have been the baby’s dream. The baby smiles happily as she enjoys her wonderful dream. In order to capture the natural movements and expressions of his baby character, the author took thousands of photos of an actual baby to use as the basis of his sketches.

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Smack (Jjok!) Jeong Ho-seon Changbi Publishers, Inc. 2010, 40 pages ISBN 978-89-3645-432-6

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Why Can’t I Talk Back?

This is a collection of five children’s plays written by Bae Bong-gi who works in various genres including plays, novels and children’s stories. These plays include stage descriptions, stage instructions, stage directions, lines and songs, all of which make it possible for children to set up their own stage in their mind and create their own play. In this way, they offer an enjoyment different from ordinary children’s stories.

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In the title work “Why Can’t I Talk Back?” a group of children prepare and perform the play “Why Am I Not Allowed to Talk Back?” which protests against adults who dismiss children voicing their opinions confidently simply as talking back. The children’s performance, expressivity and minds all grow together in the course of the rehearsals and performance. Also included in the collection are: a story of a frog family that builds and keeps a new house while maintaining their wisdom and courage, despite the flood and the typhoon that destroy the house; a story about an abandoned cat and a stray cat running off into the wilderness; a parody of Aesop’s fable The Ant and the Grasshopper; and a fantasy story where a boy who is mistreated for being slow in speech and action obtains magic chocolate and gets people to understand him.

obtains magic chocolate and gets people to understand him. By Choi Hyunmee Copyright Agent : Lee

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Why Cant I Talk Back? (Maldaekkuhamyeon Andoeyo?) Bae Bong-gi Illustrator : Lee Young-kyoung Changbi Publishers, Inc. 2010, 231 pages ISBN 978-89-3644-255-2

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Dokkaebi Reading Books

Dokkaebi Reading Books discusses the joys of reading through the main character dokkaebi, a

type of Korean goblin that frequently appears in Korean folk tales. Though he can be mean, he

is a mischievous and familiar figure with many talents. In this tale, the protagonist dokkaebi is

a close neighbor wearing a bamboo hat worn by Korean peasants in the past. Wicker trunk

dokkaebi was born in the wicker trunk traditionally used as cashbox. Because he was born in a wicker trunk used as cashbook, he is terribly fond of money. He eats and sleeps on a pile of money and steals habitually from the rich men of the village. One day, the broomstick dokkaebi and the notebook dokkaebi come to visit the wicker trunk dokkaebi. They decide to buy some land in the city where they plan to build a house. However, it turns out a seonbi (Confucian scholar) is already preparing to build his house on their desired plot. He promises to give up the land if they solve his riddle. The wicker trunk dokkaebi visits King Sejong, one of the wisest kings in Korean history, to win a bet. King Sejong recommends reading books and teaches the wicker trunk dokkaebi the joy of reading. Before he realizes it, the wicker

trunk dokkaebi has spent all his money on books. The author has previously written books such as The Goblin Father and Dokkaebi Goes to School, all featuring a dokkaebi as the main character. This book is ideal for children in grades 3-4.

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By Choi Hyunmee

Dokkaebi Reading Books (Chaek Ingneun Dokkaebi) Lee Sang-bae Illustrator : Pack Myoung-sig CheoEum Junior Publishing Co. 2008, 117 pages ISBN 978-89-615-5132-8

Dokkaebi) Lee Sang-bae Illustrator : Pack Myoung-sig CheoEum Junior Publishing Co. 2008, 117 pages ISBN 978-89-615-5132-8
Dokkaebi) Lee Sang-bae Illustrator : Pack Myoung-sig CheoEum Junior Publishing Co. 2008, 117 pages ISBN 978-89-615-5132-8

Museum of Korean Princesses

This picture book tells us everything about the princesses of ancient Korean dynasties. Princess Jeongui, the second daughter of the greatly respected King Sejong of the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910) lived a splendid life at the royal palace, treated as the flower of the Royal Family. This book presents interesting stories from her life.

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The daily lives, games, studies, cosmetics, musical instruments, palanquins, shoes and accessories of the princess are explained in detail. Though the princess wore beautiful clothes and lived an elegant life at the magnificent palace, she had to endure years of hard training to cultivate knowledge, wisdom and a strong spirit that befit her royal station. The patience, consideration and love she possessed are still important values in today’s society. The book also offers stories of other princesses such as Goguryeo’s Princess Pyeonggang, who turned dumb Ondal into a great general; Princess Deongman of Silla, who became the first queen in Korean history; Princess Noguk, who was a Mongolian princess and later became a queen of Korea; and Princess Deokhye, the last princess of Joseon, who met her tragic end after Joseon’s sovereign rights were taken away. Elaborate drawings based on historical research also draw our attention, in particular the fold-out drawing of Gyeongbokgung palace that is twice the size of the open book. The detailed explanation that accompanies the drawing helps children readers better understand the palace.

helps children readers better understand the palace. Copyright Agent : Ryu Jihyung ryujh326@hanmail.net +82 31

Copyright Agent : Ryu Jihyung ryujh326@hanmail.net +82 31 913 3684 http://www.purmi.com

By Choi Hyunmee

Museum of Korean Princesses (Uri Gongju Bangmulgwan) Seo An-jung Illustrators: Lee Yun-hee, Lee Bo-ram and Sim Sang-jeong Choroki 2010, 32 pages ISBN 978-89-9296-318-3

and Sim Sang-jeong Choroki 2010, 32 pages ISBN 978-89-9296-318-3 An introduction to Korean Children's Book 37
and Sim Sang-jeong Choroki 2010, 32 pages ISBN 978-89-9296-318-3 An introduction to Korean Children's Book 37

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Seize Your Dream at Age 13

A guide to occupations, this book introduces 160 jobs to children and youths aged between 13 and 15. It includes generally known occupations such as conductor, singer and artist, as well as promising ones such as b-boy, book designer and art director. The most distinguishing characteristic and greatest advantage of the book is that it explains each occupation through an interview with the most successful figure in the field. In great detail, the interviews explain how each of them arrived at the profession, how to prepare for such jobs as well as the pros and cons and the difficulties and joys of the job. Some of the notable interviewees include the actor Lee Seon Gyun, soprano Jo Sumi, ballerina Kang Sujin, pianist Suh Hai Kyung, actress Moon Jun-ghee, photographer Koo Bohn Chang and the pop group Brown Eyed Girls.

Along with one-to-one interviews, the book summarizes which academic subjects and university majors are helpful for specific jobs, what types of students should consider certain jobs, in addition to the overall level of satisfaction, the income level and the future prospects of each profession. It also portrays a day in the life of each professional in a cartoon format and includes a self-aptitude test to help the young readers find the right field themselves.

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Copyright Agent : Kwon Hyungsuk cbooks@chosun.com +82 2 724 7856 blog.matgong.com

Seize Your Dream at Age 13 (Yeolsesal Nae Kkumeul Jabara) Han Sunjeong Illustrator : Yoo Kyung-hwa Chosunbooks 2009, 268 pages ISBN 978-89-93499-09-4

Nae Kkumeul Jabara) Han Sunjeong Illustrator : Yoo Kyung-hwa Chosunbooks 2009, 268 pages ISBN 978-89-93499-09-4
Nae Kkumeul Jabara) Han Sunjeong Illustrator : Yoo Kyung-hwa Chosunbooks 2009, 268 pages ISBN 978-89-93499-09-4

Kkokdu’s Journey through the Other Worlds

Kkokdu is a wooden doll that is used as a children’s toy or a decoration on a bier. In this picture book, the wooden doll Kkokdu shows children various aspects of the world. It tells a story from a long, long time ago when people thought many different worlds existed together. Like a poem, the book talks about how and why people subscribed to this belief without a clear main plot. A boy, who appears on the back of a king bird, declares that there is only one world because there is only one sky, one sun and one moon. The twins who play the flute say that there are two worlds because they can create a harmony by singing together. A child on a swing claims that there are three worlds because he can reach the sky by thumping his feet three times. The book is a unique interpretation of the world rather than a scientific or rational approach or an exploration of truth. Oriental colors and lines used in the drawings are very attractive.

colors and lines used in the drawings are very attractive. By Choi Hyunmee Copyright Agent :

By Choi Hyunmee

Copyright Agent : Lee Young Lim book5411@paran.com +82 31 955 4872

Kkokdus Journey through the Other Worlds (Sesangeun Myeotgae Ilkkayo?) Myung Soo Jung Chungnyunsa Publishing Co., Ltd. 2010, 36 pages ISBN 978-89-7278-797-6

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Publishing Co., Ltd. 2010, 36 pages ISBN 978-89-7278-797-6 C hungnyunsa An introduction to Korean Children's Book

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A Foolhardy Frog Sees the World

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This is a story of a curious frog that learns new things in the human world. The main character Froggy is very curious about the world, wants to try many different kinds of food and new things. One day he goes to visit a broadcasting station and becomes a star by accident. When he reemerges from hibernation, he takes the subway in the city and has his birthday party at the market. He gets selected as a basketball player and also finds himself mesmerized by a story at the library. Froggy is a perfect role model for children who are just stepping into the world. If one faces challenges with courage and accumulates a range of experiences like Froggy, the world will be a place full of excitement. Adventures may entail hardship but children mature through such diverse experiences. The story of an audacious frog that jumps into the world to embrace and experience it would stimulate children’s ambitious spirit.

Unrestricted and comical illustrations express the confusion caused by an unpredictable frog. Though Froggy may be reckless, he becomes increasingly more adorable and endearing to the reader as the story continues. Dynamic illustration format on each page is a witty reflection of the world puzzled by the sudden appearance of a frog.

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Copyright Agent : Soyeon Park Soyeon8742@gmail.com +82 31 955 7341 www.dahli.co.kr

A Foolhardy Frog Sees the World (Cheonbangjichuk Gaeguriui Sesang Gugyeong) Lim Jung-jin Illustrator : Kim You-dae Dahli Children’s Books Inc. 2008, 109 pages ISBN 978-89-5998-051-2

Gugyeong) Lim Jung-jin Illustrator : Kim You-dae Dahli Children’s Books Inc. 2008, 109 pages ISBN 978-89-5998-051-2
Gugyeong) Lim Jung-jin Illustrator : Kim You-dae Dahli Children’s Books Inc. 2008, 109 pages ISBN 978-89-5998-051-2

Blue Make the Anger Go Away Softly

This book is a type of art therapy book, a color-emotion picture book that soothes children’s hearts using the calm and cool color blue. Taejun is upset because his friend has made fun of him. In order to pacify Taejun’s anger, his tropical fish friend Pong takes him to the distant blue sky on his back. As they travel through the blue sky and the blue ocean, Taejun’s heart which used to be hot like fire is appeased and restored to calm. This book is written to help children who are upset or unstable to placate themselves by looking at and imagining the high skies, vast plains and the deep blue ocean, just like the main character Taejun. Children can try painting in blue or playing with blue balls after reading the book. Ideal for children aged 4 to 6, the illustrations are done in cute animation style. It was edited by color psychologist Kim Seong-ja who studied Western painting as an under-graduate and received MA and PhD in art therapy. A picture book based on the positive influence of colors on people, it has been published alongside Yellow Make a Laugh Spreading (Kkalkkal Useumi Beonjineun Norang) and Red Make a Courage Spring up (Bulkkeunbulkkeun Yong-giga Sosananeun Ppalgang).

Spring up (Bulkkeunbulkkeun Yong-giga Sosananeun Ppalgang). Choi Hyunmee Copyright Agent : Lee Kyunghwa

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Blue Make the Anger Go Away Softly (Sareureu Hwareul Pureojuneun Parang) Lee Eunseo Illustrator : Lee Hye-young Danielstone Kids Publishing Co. 2009, 40 pages ISBN 978-89-921-3083-7

Kids Publishing Co. 2009, 40 pages ISBN 978-89-921-3083-7 An introduction to Korean Children's Book 43 D
Kids Publishing Co. 2009, 40 pages ISBN 978-89-921-3083-7 An introduction to Korean Children's Book 43 D

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School of Getting out of Laziness

Dasan

This book was designed to teach the importance of time and to foster good daily habits. Five lazy children and twenty teachers appear in School of Getting out of Laziness (Geeureumbaengi Talchulhakgyo). The teachers are the leaders of each field who are admired by the children, and they instruct them on effective time management methods based on their own experiences.

Teachers Lance Armstrong, Benjamin Franklin and Nelson Mandela share their stories with the kid known as “One More Game,” who only likes to play games, to underscore the value of time. Teachers Bill Gates, Ban Ki-moon, Danny Seo and Han Bi-ya teach another kid known as “I’m Busy” who is always rushed for time “how to overcome procrastination.” Practical time management skills are explained in “Overcoming Laziness” so that children can easily adapt them to their own situations. The book includes interesting information on the areas of expertise of successful leaders, in order to expand children’s common sense and cultural knowledge.

This book stimulates children’s interest by setting the scene in an imaginary space called the school for the lazy, where they can learn practical time management skills from successful leaders. It educates them on the habit of time management, which can only be imparted during childhood.

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School of Getting out of Laziness (Geeureumbaengi Talchulhakgyo) Hwang Kuengui Illustrator : Lee Mira Dasan Books Co., Ltd. 2008, 172 pages ISBN 978-89-9255-598-2

Hwang Kuengui Illustrator : Lee Mira Dasan Books Co., Ltd. 2008, 172 pages ISBN 978-89-9255-598-2 By
Hwang Kuengui Illustrator : Lee Mira Dasan Books Co., Ltd. 2008, 172 pages ISBN 978-89-9255-598-2 By

By Choi Seongkyu

I Too Can Become a Picasso

Korea’s leading writer of art books and art critic Yi Joo-heon tells children stories about masterpieces and guides them to create their own artwork. The book is divided into two parts:

“How to Appreciate Painting” and “How to Paint.” “How to Appreciate Painting” introduces key works of classical to modern art organized by various topics. After first letting his young readers appreciate each painting in the way most natural and comfortable to them, the author provides a more in-depth understanding by examining its symbols, perspective, colors, light, and drawing techniques.

In “How to Paint,” Yi presents various art activities for children so that they can try painting on their own. Rather than giving specific guidelines, however, he helps them come up with creative ideas. For example, after looking at a painting related to waterfalls and raindrops, he asks children to “listen to the sounds of nature and express them using lines, spaces and dots,” thereby letting them realize their own unique ideas. He also encourages the less confident children by including examples of their peers’ reinterpretation of certain themes in masterpieces and the author’s review of their drawings.

masterpieces and the author’s review of their drawings. By Choi Hyunmee Copyright Agent : Jeong Heon-gyeong

By Choi Hyunmee

Copyright Agent : Jeong Heon-gyeong editor@daseossure.co.kr +82 2 3142 6611(Ext. 106) http://www.daseossure.co.kr

I Too Can Become a Picasso (Nado Pikasoga Doelsu Isseoyo) Yi Joo-heon Daseossure Publishing Company 2009, 184 pages ISBN 978-89-7478-336-5

Publishing Company 2009, 184 pages ISBN 978-89-7478-336-5 An introduction to Korean Children's Book 45 D aseossure
Publishing Company 2009, 184 pages ISBN 978-89-7478-336-5 An introduction to Korean Children's Book 45 D aseossure

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Pretty Pretty Please, Take Care of the Plants!

The plant rescue friends join forces to save endangered plants in this exciting comic book. Three “Vegemons”- Kkulbam, Para and Ttilkong- work together to fight natural disasters and the greedy pigs of Oink Oink who don’t care about nature. The comic book describes in detail how plants suffer: pesticides that pollute the soil, parasitic worms that cause pine wilt, forest fires that instantly reduce plants to ashes, typhoons that destroy hard-earned crops, and yellow dust that blocks the sun and makes it hard to breathe. After exposing the causes of plant suffering, the three friends explain how to fix the problems. As they solve one case after another, they discover that to protect nature is to protect the earth, which in turn will lead to human happiness. Detailed information about plants is included at the end of each chapter. Young readers will enjoy the comic book format while easily learning about environmental issues. This book is ideal for teaching third- and fourth-grade elementary school students about the importance of the environment and helping to protect nature.

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Copyright Agent : Lee Ki-chang egichang@yahoo.co.kr +82 2 2212 2285

Pretty Pretty Please, Take Care of the Plants! (Singmureul Butakhae! Kkok Kkok Kkok!) Woo Deog-hwan Eorinreuni 2009, 172 pages ISBN 978-89-92516-17-4

of the Plants! (Singmureul Butakhae! Kkok Kkok Kkok!) Woo Deog-hwan Eorinreuni 2009, 172 pages ISBN 978-89-92516-17-4
of the Plants! (Singmureul Butakhae! Kkok Kkok Kkok!) Woo Deog-hwan Eorinreuni 2009, 172 pages ISBN 978-89-92516-17-4

Flower Shadow, Shining Water

A short story by the children’s book author Chung Chae-bong, who writes about the lost

innocence of people in the modern age, the world of purity and the life of coexistence, has been turned into a picture book that contains a profound reflection on life and the world. A

wandering white cloud narrates the things it has seen and heard. One day, the white cloud sees a monk who resides deep in the mountains. In late autumn, the monk discovers a small moss- covered rock in one corner of the pond and takes it back to his lodging in order to protect the moss from freezing during bitter winter. As he picks up the moss-covered rock, the monk talks

to the grass, stones and fish around and in the pond and once he returns to his room, he

introduces the rock-moss to the objects there. When spring comes around, the monk takes the rock back to where he found it and asks everything in and near the pond to live in harmony. He also asks the moss to live on its own. The monk who treats all objects as living beings and who values even the smallest forms of life makes us think about what it means to live together in this world. The thick, bold lines and bright, splendid colors of the drawings enliven the

atmosphere of the book and express well the changes in scenery and human life in harmony with nature.

changes in scenery and human life in harmony with nature. By Choi Hyunmee Copyright Agent :

By Choi Hyunmee

Copyright Agent : Kim Youjung youjung@dreamwiz.com +82 31 955 3262 www.gilbutkid.co.kr

Flower Shadow, Shining Water (Kkotgeuneul Hwanhan Mul) Chung Chae-bong Illustrator : Kim Se-hyun Gilbut Children Publishing Co., Ltd. 2009, 36 pages ISBN 978-89-558-2095-9

Publishing Co., Ltd. 2009, 36 pages ISBN 978-89-558-2095-9 An introduction to Korean Children's Book 47 G
Publishing Co., Ltd. 2009, 36 pages ISBN 978-89-558-2095-9 An introduction to Korean Children's Book 47 G

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The Bunny and the Popping Machine

Gilbut Children

The Bunny and the Popping Machine (Tokki Ppeongtwigi), Bunny is smaller than the other animals in the forest who often make fun of her size. Hurt by her friends’ ridicules, Bunny decides to leave the forest. When she reaches a village inhabited by people, she comes across a rice popping machine that turns small things big. Out of her desire to be bigger, Bunny gathers her courage and climbs into the machine and when she comes out, she is enormous. Will she be happy when she returns to the forest?

This witty story portrays the process in which Bunny, who is always made fun of by other animals, becomes friends with them. The illustrator’s techniques of emphasis and omission, bold choice of background, use of crayons to create a cheerful tone, and stylish selection of colors all add to the fun of the book. Also, the free style of expression using techniques such as recoating and scratching out render the story more enjoyable. Just as in the forest, it is often the case that strong children bully the weaker ones in our world. The latter therefore wish to become bigger and stronger than the bullies.

This story is a delicate portrait of children who think that they are ignored by friends because they are small and weak. It also makes us reflect on what it means to be strong or weak in a friendship.

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Copyright Agent : Kim Youjung youjung@dreamwiz.com +82 31 955 3262 www.gilbutkid.co.kr

The Bunny and the Popping Machine (Tokki Ppeongtwigi) Chung Hae-wang Illustrator : Han Sun-hyun Gilbut Children Publishing Co., Ltd. 2008, 33 pages ISBN 978-89-5582-081-2

Chung Hae-wang Illustrator : Han Sun-hyun Gilbut Children Publishing Co., Ltd. 2008, 33 pages ISBN 978-89-5582-081-2

Puppy Poo

Puppy Poo (Gangaji Ttong) is the most well-known work by Kwon Jeong-saeng, the most respected children’s writer in Korea. When he was young, Kwon wandered all over the country as a beggar. Later, he worked as a bell keeper at a church in a small remote village and continued to write while battling a life- threatening illness. He wrote right up to his death, leaving behind many memorable masterpieces in the history of Korean children’s stories.

Puppy Poo explains how “puppy poo,” which everyone avoids because “it’s so dirty,” can become a fertilizer for dandelions so that they canbloom beautifully. By choosing “poo,” a topic that interests children, as the subject of the story, the author conveys the idea of respecting life, that is, “every being has its own value.”

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The text harmonizes superbly with the illustrations of the artist Jeong Seung-gak, who is known for his talent for expressing Korean beauty, thus making a deep impression on the readers. It is sure to give confidence, hope and pride to children who often regard themselves asuseless or insignificant. This children’s book has been loved steadily foran unusually long time. Currently included in the seventh grade curriculum, it is also on the recommended book lists by the Research Society for Children’s Literature and YWCA.

the Research Society for Children’s Literature and YWCA. by Choi Seong-kyui Copyright Agent : Kim Youjung

by Choi Seong-kyui

Copyright Agent : Kim Youjung youjung@dreamwiz.com +82 31 955 3262 www.gilbutkid.co.kr

Puppy Poo (Gangaji Ttong) Kwon Jeong-saeng Illustrator : Jeong Seung-gak Gilbut Children Publishing Co., Ltd. 1996, 34 pages ISBN 978-89-86621-13-6

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Tools at Work

Human manual skills will always be needed even in a society in which high-tech industry continues to develop daily. As farming, painting and making clothes, food, shoes and furnishings cannot be done only by hand, humans have invented various tools and thus cultivated culture. In awe of the artisans who have dedicated their lives to a single vocation, author Kwon Yoon-duck has depicted each of their hand-worn tools with much care. With a look of wonder on her face, a girl and a cat walk around the tools that appear to have been scattered without care; and their sense of wonder is shared by the reader. The landscapes in the author's drawings are from a neighborhood in Seoul where she currently resides. This picture book uses a method used in Buddhist paintings: the colors are created by applying multiple layers of red, green and navy blue to both sides of a silk canvas. Though the paintings are printed on paper, the texture of silk, which is palpable when examined closely, often makes it hard not to touch the paper. Despite being a picture book, it is full of splendor undiscovered by adults and such magnificence should not be limited to only children. This book reflects the best of artistry and writer's spirit in Korean picture books. This book is intended for anyone over the age of four.

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Tools at Work (Ilgwa Dogu) Kwon Yoon-duck Gilbut Children Publishing Co., Ltd. 2008, 40 pages ISBN 978-89-5582-083-6

Tools at Work (Ilgwa Dogu) Kwon Yoon-duck Gilbut Children Publishing Co., Ltd. 2008, 40 pages ISBN

The Puppy

Illustrator Jang Ho, who was selected as the Illustrator of the Year Award at the 2009 Bologna Children’s Book Fair, has added affectionate and lively illustrations to the children’s story published in the 1930s by Hyeon Deok (1909-?), one of the leading children’s book writers in Korean literary history. Noma is very envious of his friend Gidong’s spotted puppy. However, Gidong would not even let Noma touch the puppy. Though Noma makes a paper puppy and plays with it and his mother makes him a puppy doll, nothing can replace the spotted puppy. A few days later, however, Gidong’s attention has all shifted to his new tricycle and Noma plays with the lonely puppy to his heart’s content. The book portrays well the impatient heart of a child who wants and longs for something and whose heart aches as a result. The illustrations capture the child’s mind just as well as the story. Though the child’s eyes, nose and mouth are not drawn in detail, his emotional state is expressed clearly. The scene in which Noma returns home gloomily and all alone is painted in dark and heavy purple while the last scene in which Noma is playing with the puppy, his new friend, is colored in bright yellow to reflect his lively spirit. Moreover, by showing four different drawings of Noma on one page, Jang makes it easier for the reader to notice the changes in Noma’s feelings at a glance.

to notice the changes in Noma’s feelings at a glance. Choi Hyunmee Copyright Agent : Kim

Choi Hyunmee

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The Puppy (Gangaji) Hyeon Deok Illustrator : Jang Ho Gilbut Children Publishing Co., Ltd. 2009, 32 pages ISBN 978-89-558-2087-4

Publishing Co., Ltd. 2009, 32 pages ISBN 978-89-558-2087-4 An introduction to Korean Children's Book 51 G
Publishing Co., Ltd. 2009, 32 pages ISBN 978-89-558-2087-4 An introduction to Korean Children's Book 51 G

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Miniature Paintings of Flowers and Butterflies

Picture books on ecology with miniature paintings that depict animals and plants in elaborate, realistic detail and express the value of “life with nature” have always been popular among children’s books in Korea. Kwon Hyok-do has been actively leading the publication in this category. Over the past 10 years, he has been exploring nature and working on miniature painting books, and his previous publications, Miniature Paintings of Insects, Miniature Paintings of Plants and Miniature Paintings of Animals, have been received with enthusiasm by parents and children alike.

As the title suggests, Miniature Paintings of Flowers and Butterflies is a picture book on ecology that depicts in miniature painting the flowers and butterflies the author has come across in the mountains and fields. It includes a total of forty scenes from the seasons: fourteen of spring; eight of summer, eight of autumn; and four of winter. Portrayed in detail are the diversity of flowers that bloom throughout the year and the butterflies and other insects that live among those flowers. Each scene is described in the style of an observation journal. However, the text reads more like telling a story to children rather than impartial descriptions of objects under observation. 97 species of butterflies, 160 species of flowers and 39 species of insects including moths are depicted in this book.

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Miniature Paintings of Flowers and Butterflies (Semilhwaro Boneun Kkotgwa Nabi) Kwon Hyok-do Gilbut Children Publishing Co., Ltd. 2009, 88 pages ISBN 978-89-5582-091-1

Boneun Kkotgwa Nabi) Kwon Hyok-do Gilbut Children Publishing Co., Ltd. 2009, 88 pages ISBN 978-89-5582-091-1
Boneun Kkotgwa Nabi) Kwon Hyok-do Gilbut Children Publishing Co., Ltd. 2009, 88 pages ISBN 978-89-5582-091-1

Art Comes to Life at the Library of Thought

This is a guidebook that helps children understand and enjoy modern art. Author Park Young- dae is an oriental painter and a professor of art education at Gwangju National University of Education. The main character Easel visits eight exhibitions each on a different theme at a modern art gallery and explains ways to appreciate and enjoy modern art more fully through 33 pieces on display. The detailed, easy to understand and interesting explanations link each artwork to general concepts of modern art. Every exhibition is expressed in a different color:

the imagination warehouse in sky blue; the playroom in tomato red; the spectacle shop in snow white; the attic of emotions in peach; the theater of the heart in silver; the plaza of dreams in gold; the nature experience room in watermelon; and the new laboratory in banana yellow. Each in its own way describes imagination, play, observation without prejudice, expression of emotions, the heart reflected in art, hopes and dreams, installation art and nature, the relationship between materials and themes and seeing with a new perspective. The author reassures children that they need not feel obligated to examine all paintings closely but instead encourages them to study in detail the paintings they like and try to understand them fully.

the paintings they like and try to understand them fully. By Choi Hyunmee Copyright Agent :

By Choi Hyunmee

Copyright Agent : Kim Youjung youjung@dreamwiz.com +82 31 955 3262 www.gilbutkid.co.kr

Art Comes to Life at the Library of Thought (Geurimi Mareul Geoneun Saenggak Misulgwan) Park Young-dae Gilbut Children Publishing Co., Ltd. 2009, 240 pages ISBN 978-89-558-2088-1

Publishing Co., Ltd. 2009, 240 pages ISBN 978-89-558-2088-1 An introduction to Korean Children's Book 53 G
Publishing Co., Ltd. 2009, 240 pages ISBN 978-89-558-2088-1 An introduction to Korean Children's Book 53 G

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Gilbut Children

Kim Chan-sam, Korea s First World Traveler

Traveling around the world was simply an impossible dream to Koreans of the 1950s when the entire country was still struggling in the aftermath of the Japanese colonization, the Korean War and subsequent poverty. Despite such harsh conditions, however, Kim Chan-sam, dubbed as “Korea’s first world traveler,” traveled 59 countries and went round the world three and a half times in two years and ten months between 1958 and 1961. The time and distance he covered by traveling add up to 14 years and 32 times around the world and he completed more than twenty long-term backpacking trips throughout his life. Kim said, “armed with a map and a camera, I am not afraid to go anywhere in the world” and he did not stop traveling until he died of the after-effects of an accident on one of his journeys. Covering the life and travels of the extraordinary activist Kim, who once went to Africa to meet Dr. Schweitzer whom he had respected as a child, the book tells children to follow their dreams. Though he was the son of a judge, Kim spent his childhood reading The Travels of Marco Polo and decided early on that he “wanted to see the world rather than study law” and lived as a geologist, an explorer and a traveler to realize his dream.

geologist, an explorer and a traveler to realize his dream. 5 4 LTI Korea By Choi

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Copyright Agent : Kim Youjung youjung@dreamwiz.com +82 31 955 3262 www.gilbutkid.co.kr

Kim Chan-sam, Korea s First World Traveler (Hanguk Choechoui Segye Yeohaengga Kim Chan-sam) Kim Jai-min Illlustrator: Oh Dong Gilbut Children Publishing Co., Ltd. 2009, 216 pages ISBN 978-89-5582-097-3

Chan-sam) Kim Jai-min Illlustrator: Oh Dong Gilbut Children Publishing Co., Ltd. 2009, 216 pages ISBN 978-89-5582-097-3
Chan-sam) Kim Jai-min Illlustrator: Oh Dong Gilbut Children Publishing Co., Ltd. 2009, 216 pages ISBN 978-89-5582-097-3

The Holes in My Body

The Holes in My Body (Uri Momui Gumeong) is the most well known book by Heo Eunmi, who has published a number of science picture books including The Bright Eyes (Yeongnihan Nun), The Living Bones (Sarainneun Ppyeo) and Poop Is Great (Ttongeun Cham Daedanhae). The author explains the human body to children in an easy to understand way. Before showing the holes in the human body, the book kindles children’s interest by first showing the holes of drainage, shower heads and tunnels. Then the holes in the body such as the nose, mouth, ears, eyes and pores are shown in turn. Through the book, children can learn the functions of such holes and understand that they connect us to the world.

Books that impart scientific information can be long and descriptive. However, this book is very accessible since it is written in the form of short rhythmic conversations such as “what’s this,” “ah ha, water goes through this hole,” and “what’s this then?” Also, humorous and lively illustrations stimulate children’s curiosity. By simplifying the anatomy of each body part, children can understand the structure of the body at a glance without long explanations. This book is written for children around three years of age, when they begin to take an interest in their bodies, to lower elementary school students.

in their bodies, to lower elementary school students. By Choi Seongkyu Copyright Agent : Kim Youjung

By Choi Seongkyu

Copyright Agent : Kim Youjung youjung@dreamwiz.com +82 31 955 3262 www.gilbutkid.co.kr

The Holes in My Body (Uri Momui Gumeong) Heo Eunmi Illustrator : Lee Haery Gilbut Children Publishing Co., Ltd. 2000, 32 pages ISBN 978-89-90025-54-8 77400

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My Favorite Robot Friend

God's Win

This easy-to-understand book on everything about robots has been written for young readers by Lee In-sik, a leading Korean author of science books who writes for various magazines and has published several general knowledge books on science. Beginning with the mankind’s long yearning for robots, this book explains how robots have developed throughout human history, how they are used today and how they will develop in the future. In Part One, the author traces the origin of mankind’s long-held imagination about robots to Galatia of Pigmalion in Greek myths. He then explains the representation of robots in a novel (Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein), a movie (Maria in Fritz Lang’s Metropolis) and animations (Atom and Robot Taekwon V) before examining various automatic devices that have appeared in human history. Part Two explains today’s robots by using as examples industrial, remote-controlled, mobile, animal-shaped and humanoid robots, and then illustrations to introduce the operational principles and structure of humanoid robots. Part Three explores the activities of robots like Sojourner and Spirit in the areas such as outer space, underwater, personal and surgery systems, and Part Four looks into the future of the relationship between humans and robots by examining future robots such as micro and nano robots.

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By Choi Hyunmee

My Favorite Robot Friend (Naneun Meotjin Robot Chinguga Jota) Lee In-sik Gods Win Publishers, Inc. 2009, 232 pages ISBN 978-89-929-7523-0

Meotjin Robot Chinguga Jota) Lee In-sik G o d ’ s Win Publishers, Inc. 2009, 232
Meotjin Robot Chinguga Jota) Lee In-sik G o d ’ s Win Publishers, Inc. 2009, 232

The Four Hermit Crab Brothers

This is a detailed picture book based on the children’s poem “The Four Hermit Crab Brothers” by Baik Suk (1912-1995), a postmodern poet much loved by Koreans for his folk ballads and lyrical poems. The book delivers a valuable lesson through a fable that satirizes the human world.

The four hermit crab brothers live in a small pool of water at the beach. Three of them complain that they are embarrassed to be hermit crabs because they do not have fancy shells. In fact, they pretend that they are not hermit crabs: the oldest one wears a turban shell and acts like a turban shell; the second one pretends to be a navel-shaped shellfish; and the third brother pretends to be a mud snail. But the youngest one is not embarrassed about being a hermit crab. Through the youngest hermit crab, who is satisfied with what he has and loves himself with confidence, the author tells us what true beauty is and how we can find happiness. The lyrical verses are even more interesting when read out loud. The hermit crabs and other animals are drawn in detail in pencil and the large eyes and expressions of the four brothers add to the vivacity of the story.

of the four brothers add to the vivacity of the story. By Choi Hyunmee Copyright Agent

By Choi Hyunmee

Copyright Agent : Hyejung Lee sonyunhangil@hangilsa.co.kr +82 31 955 2088 www.sonyunhangil.co.kr

The Four Hermit Crab Brothers (Jipgene Ne Hyeongje) Baik Suk Illustrator : Oh Chigeun Hangilsa Publishing Co., Ltd. 32 pages ISBN 978-89-920-8972-2

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Hangilsa Publishing Co., Ltd. 32 pages ISBN 978-89-920-8972-2 An introduction to Korean Children's Book 57 H

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A Cartoon Biography of Ham Seok-heon

This is a biography of Korea’s representative historian and philo-sophical thinker Ham Seok-heon (1901-1989). Ham Seok-heon focused on the anti-Japanese movement and national education during Japanese occupation, actively led the democratization movement under the military dictatorship and developed a unique philosophical thought based on people and life. Therefore, he cannot be described by one word. He has been called a philosophical thinker, a civil rights activist, a writer, a religionist as well as a historian, to name a few.

Ham Seok-heon greatly influenced Korean modern history and A Cartoon Biography of Ham Seok-heon depicts his life based on his books and interviews with his acquaintances. Volume 1 is on Ham’s birth and childhood, volume 2 deals with his youth to adulthood, from his teaching years at Osan School where he taught national spirit to students immediately before the outbreak of Korean War when he crossed the border to South Korea, and volume 3 covers his life and philosophy from after the war to when he passed away at 89 years of age. This multi- volume book shows the true character of Ham Seok-heon, the “fighting pacifist” struggling against corruption and authority under military dictatorship. Also interesting are various anecdotes revealing Ham’s humane side in which he let his students understand their mistakes rather than reprimanding them. Using the popular genre of cartoon, the book provides easily accessible yet in-depth under-standing of Ham’s philosophy. The biography of Ham Seok-heon, who experienced the dark twists and turns of modern Korean history, is not simply about the life of an individual but also Korean national history of the 20th century.

but also Korean national history of the 20th century. 5 8 LTI Korea By Choi Hyunmee

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Copyright Agent : Hyejung Lee sonyunhangil@hangilsa.co.kr +82 31 955 2088 www.sonyunhangil.co.kr

A Cartoon Biography of Ham Seok-heon (Manhwa Ham Seok-heon), 3 vols. Nam Gi-bo Hangilsa Publishing Co., Ltd. 2009, 257 pages ISBN 978-89-356-6132-9

Seok-heon (Manhwa Ham Seok-heon), 3 vols. Nam Gi-bo Hangilsa Publishing Co., Ltd. 2009, 257 pages ISBN
Seok-heon (Manhwa Ham Seok-heon), 3 vols. Nam Gi-bo Hangilsa Publishing Co., Ltd. 2009, 257 pages ISBN

Friend Library

At the library, you can choose any book you like. But at the friend library, you can choose your friends. Jingyu, who has just moved to the city and does not have any friends yet, goes to the friend library to make friends. He takes a train to the library at Yeounae Station; there, he meets an eccentric, elderly head librarian. Though puzzled by the secret rules of the library, Jingyu is excited to make friends and enjoys using his call number “562,” instead of his name. However, even in the library, he still has trouble making friends. All of the children are frantic to find friends, but the process by which they can become friends has been left out. The story picks up when Jingyu meets “02,” who follows the head librarian, and “662” who has lost his friend. The downside to the friend library and its hidden secrets are soon exposed. Who is the head librarian? Will the children be able to find true friends? This book is an absorbing story that combines fantasy with the real-life concerns of today’s children. It is an ideal read for third- and fourth-graders to learn about making friends and welcoming them with open hearts.

about making friends and welcoming them with open hearts. By Kim Jung-mi Copyright Agent : Kim

By Kim Jung-mi

Copyright Agent : Kim Sung-eun angela@hanibook.co.kr +82 2 6383 1611 www.hanibook.co.kr

Friend Library (Chingu Doseogwan) Kim Ha-neui Illustrator : Lee Hyoung-jin Hankyoreh Children’s Books 2008, 132 pages ISBN 978-89-8431-291-3

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Children’s Books 2008, 132 pages ISBN 978-89-8431-291-3 An introduction to Korean Children's Book 59 H ankyoreh

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Hansol Education

The Lion Has Shrunk

While napping, a lion suddenly becomes as small as a mouse. Without realizing that it has shrunk in size, the lion tries to cross the brook as usual and falls into it. At the moment of death, a baby gazelle rescues it. However, realizing that the lion had killed and eaten its mother, the baby gazelle is enraged. As the gazelle threatens to throw the lion back into the brook, the scared lion begs for his life. Though the lion tries hard to comfort the gazelle, the latter only grows sadder and struggles with sadness. The lion, who at first was only concerned with saving its own life, comes to genuinely understand its fault and, wiping the gazelle’s tears, makes a heartfelt apology. At that moment, the lion recovers its original form and the two animals are restored to their respective positions in the food chain.

Through the lion’s actions, the author shows how someone who has caused pain to another person can be forgiven. In the relationship between a small lion and a relatively large gazelle, the lion also tries to help the readers to think in another person’s shoes. The vivid, colorful pictures including those of the splendid grassy plains, the gazelle’s magnificent horns and the cute lion attract children’s interest. Organized in panels like cartoons, the illustrations render the story even more vividly than the text.

render the story even more vividly than the text. 6 0 LTI Korea By Choi Seongkyu

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Copyright Agent : Im, Juhee/ Yu, Miae/ Choi, Eunjin copyright@eduhansol.co.kr +82 2 3279 3836/+82 2 3279 3824 http://eduhansol.co.kr

The Lion Has Shrunk! (Sajaga Jagajyeosseo!) Written and illustrated by Jung Sunghoon Hansol Education Co., Ltd. 2008, 36 pages ISBN 978-89-5355-443-6

Written and illustrated by Jung Sunghoon Hansol Education Co., Ltd. 2008, 36 pages ISBN 978-89-5355-443-6
Written and illustrated by Jung Sunghoon Hansol Education Co., Ltd. 2008, 36 pages ISBN 978-89-5355-443-6

The Man-Made Nest

This is a picture book on Baron Hans Freiherr von Berlepsch (1857-1933) of Germany who invented the nest box. A devoted lover of birds, the baron ponders over ways to attract more birds to his residence. He decides to build nests that birds would find safe enough for settling down; he finds trees to hang nest boxes, where birds build their nests and lay their eggs. One year, cotton leaf-roller caterpillars greatly damage the forests of every city except for the one in the baron’s village. People soon learn that the village’s forest was not harmed because the birds had eaten all the caterpillars. After this incident, the story of Baron Berlepsch and his nest boxes spreads throughout the world and countries in Europe and the U.S. rush to install nest boxes in their forests. Through the story of the nest box, the book talks about the important value of life. Included in the appendix are instructions on nest boxes in various shapes and materials and the nest box development figures so that readers can try constructing their own. Illustrator Yi Seung Won won the special prize at the 2001 Korea Illustrator Association Competition and was selected as the Illustrator of the Year at Bologna Children’s Book Fair 2006. His outstanding talent once again shines through in this book.

outstanding talent once again shines through in this book. By Choi Hyunmee Copyright Agent : Im,

By Choi Hyunmee

Copyright Agent : Im, Juhee/ Yu, Miae/ Choi, Eunjin copyright@eduhansol.co.kr +82 2 3279 3836/+82 2 3279 3824 http://eduhansol.co.kr

The Man-Made Nest (Dungji Sangja) Kim Hwang Illustrator : Yi Seungwon Hansol Education Co., Ltd. 2009, 40 pages ISBN 978-89-535-6105-2

Education Co., Ltd. 2009, 40 pages ISBN 978-89-535-6105-2 An introduction to Korean Children's Book 61 H
Education Co., Ltd. 2009, 40 pages ISBN 978-89-535-6105-2 An introduction to Korean Children's Book 61 H

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Hansol Education

Visiting Dentist

Why are children afraid of going to the dentist? Children’s story writer Shin Soonjae thinks it is because they do not really understand what goes on at the dentist. He believes that a thorough explanation on dentistry treatments and procedures can help children overcome their undefined anxiety and fear of going to the dentist. Despite her rotten tooth, Minji is afraid to go to the dentist, and her older brother is making things worse. According to him, children are tied to the chair so that they cannot move and a big, scary doctor sticks huge tongs into their mouths to pull out the rotten tooth. Though she finally goes to the dentist, Minji is very scared. To reassure her, the dentist kindly explains the entire procedure; he shows her the mirror he uses to examine the teeth, the hook that checks whether the tooth is rotten and the umbrella for the mouth that keeps the patient from swallowing. Furthermore, he uses humorous expressions like “spraying water like a fire engine” or “cleaning the poo left behind by the rotten tooth bug.” Minji comes to understand why her teeth hurt and how they can be treated. No longer scared, she feels grateful that visits to the dentist help keep her teeth healthy.

that visits to the dentist help keep her teeth healthy. 6 2 LTI Korea By Choi

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Copyright Agent : Im, Juhee/ Yu, Miae/ Choi, Eunjin copyright@eduhansol.co.kr +82 2 3279 3836/+82 2 3279 3824 http://eduhansol.co.kr

Visiting Dentist (Chigwae Gasseoyo) Shin Soonjae Illustrator : Kim Namgyoon Hansol Education Co., Ltd. 2009, 44 pages ISBN 978-89-5356-313-1

Gasseoyo) Shin Soonjae Illustrator : Kim Namgyoon Hansol Education Co., Ltd. 2009, 44 pages ISBN 978-89-5356-313-1
Gasseoyo) Shin Soonjae Illustrator : Kim Namgyoon Hansol Education Co., Ltd. 2009, 44 pages ISBN 978-89-5356-313-1

Dictionary of Beautiful Words

Overview Dictionary of Beautiful Words is a book that helps children learn and reflect on difficult concepts by themselves. Children can read and thinkabout the concepts presented using examples from everyday life to develop their sense of right and wrong. In addition, they can begin to conceptualize the meaning of justice and fairness as well as their sense of priorities in life with the help of this book.

About the Author : Chae Inseon She was born in Hambaek, Gwangwon-do in 1962 and studied French Literature at Sungkyunkwan University. Her story, Telephone Pole Man(Jeonbotdae Ajeossi), won the first place in the Children’s Book Contest held by Changbi Publishers in 1996. Her books include My Best Friend Choe Yeong-dae (Nae Jjakkkung Choeyeongdae), The Reason Why His Lizard Started Knitting (Geu Domabaem Chinguga Tteugaejireul Hage Doen Sayeon), My Bicycle Travels With My Uncle (Samchongwa Hamkke Jajeongeo Yeohaeng), and Seven Reasons Why Santa Won’t Come To My House (Santa Harabeojiga Uri Jibe Mot Osin Ilgop Gaji Iyu), among others.

About the Illustrator : Kim Eunjeoung Born in Yeosu, Jeollanam-do in 1970, Kim received both her B.A. and M.A. in Oriental Painting at Kyungwon University and studied illustrationat Hankyoreh School of Illustration. Her illustrated books include Ah! This Is Our History (A! Geureokuna, Uri Yeoksa), One Drop of Inky Water on My Finger (Songarage Jalmot Tteoreojin Meongmul Hanbangul), Sister Camellia (Dongbaekkkot Nunim), Our Eternal Promise Made Under the Moonlight (Dalbit Arae Maejeun Yaksok Byeonchi Anara), and Blue and Long Hair Dog (Pureun Gae Jangbal).

Sample Translation What is fairness?

It is to love cats and dogs equally. It is to remember to feed my cat when I feed my dog. (p. 20)

What is trust?

It is knowing that when my mother scolds me, it is not because she doesn’t like me. (p. 34)

What is consideration?

I want to watch TV but my brother is reading a book. Then I should ask him before turning on the TV,Is it okay to turn on the TV? A cartoon I like will be on soon.” (p. 37)

What is achievement?

It is the feeling I get when I see new buds on the peach tree that I planted and took care of. (p. 42)

What is conscience? It is not copying someone else’s homework. It is also not copying someone else’s hard work and pretending it to be mine.

What is understanding? When I eat something very delicious, I should not eat all of it but remember to leave some for my brother. (p. 86)

What is self-confidence? It is my smile. It is the idea that I can protect myself. It is the encouragement and compliment that I give myself everyday.

encouragement and compliment that I give myself everyday. Copyright Agent : Lee Eun-young fireeun@hanmail.net +82 2

Copyright Agent : Lee Eun-young fireeun@hanmail.net +82 2 2635 8110 (Ext. 104) www.inbumo.com

Dictionary of Beautiful Words (Areumdaun Gachisajeon) Chae Inseon Illustrator : Kim Eunjeoung Hanulim Publishing 2005, 128 pages ISBN 978-89-955162-8-7

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I Wish I Had Been Born in ‘the Elephant’s Year’

This is a children’s picture book that explains the 12 Chinese zodiac signs and the process of accepting and loving oneself. The main character, who was born in the year of the sheep, is unhappy with his sign because he thinks that the sheep is slow and untalented. Although he opts to choose the big and strong elephant as his zodiac sign, he learns that he cannot change the sign since it is determined by the year of his birth. Sulking, he declares that any animal other than the elephant is trivial; then each of the twelve zodiac animals appears in turn. Playing with the main character at the playground, they boast their importance and value. In this process, the main character comes to understand that each animal, firmly rooted in Korean culture, has a unique role. After having fun with the zodiac animals, he comes to embrace the fact that he was born in the year of the sheep. Author Kim Hae-won has won an award for children’s fiction given by a broadcasting company as well as a children’s literature award from a publishing company. She has been active in children’s fiction and non-fiction.

She has been active in children’s fiction and non-fiction. 6 4 LTI Korea By Choi Hyunmee

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Copyright Agent : Lee Eonjung flygreen33@naver.com +82 2 6430 2751 www.hanuribook.co.kr

I Wish I Had Been Born in the Elephant’s Year(Kokkiritti Hallaeyo) Kim Hae-won Illustrator : Kim Younghee Hanuribooks 2009, 32 pages ISBN 978-89-93260-21-2

’ (Kokkiritti Hallaeyo) Kim Hae-won Illustrator : Kim Younghee Hanuribooks 2009, 32 pages ISBN 978-89-93260-21-2

The Family That Protects the Earth

The Family That Protects the Earth is a new book on the environment by Kim Bada, who has shown continued interest in environmental issues. The main character Geunseok is uncomfortable with his parents’ special interest in the environment and finds it difficult to understand. One day, Geunseok has a car accident and loses consciousness. When he wakes up, he realizes that he is in Jijiguk, a place of holding between this world and the other world. Jijiguk is where those who polluted the world during their lifetime have to pick up trash and purify contaminated water. The king of Jijiguk compliments Geunseok’s parents for their work on the environment, assigns Geunseok the task of protecting the earth and returns him home. After he wakes up, Geunseok opens his own online cafe called “Jiji Family” and runs for school president on the platform of protecting the environment. The book shows how to make a solar-powered cooker and introduces the carbon tree calculator, which shows how a person’s lifestyle can influence the environment. Kim attempts to help children understand the seriousness of environmental issues and encourages them to volunteer environmental protection activities. The illustrations are light-hearted and pleasant, similar to the style of comics.

light-hearted and pleasant, similar to the style of comics. By Choi Huynmee Copyright Agent : Shin

By Choi Huynmee

Copyright Agent : Shin Yusoon ysshin@hollym.co.kr +82 2 735 7554 www.hollym.co.kr

The Family That Protects the Earth (Jigureul Jikineun Gajok) Kim Bada Illustrator : Yang Euna HOLLYM Corp., Publishers 2009, 184 pages ISBN 978-89-7094-577-4

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HOLLYM Corp., Publishers 2009, 184 pages ISBN 978-89-7094-577-4 An introduction to Korean Children's Book 65 H

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Why Are You Copying Me?

Houyhnhnm

Minji is troubled by a drooling monster that follows her all day long and interferes with everything she does. He ruins her art homework and her friends laugh at her because he has smeared it with smelly poo. It is not surprising that Minji cries out “I won’t bother with him anymore!” However, the drooling monster never leaves Minji’s side. Instead, he simply smiles and imitates everything Minji does. When the readers’ curiosity reaches its peak concerning the identity of this monster, they turn the page to have an “a-ha” moment, as they learn that the monster is in fact Minji’s little brother. When she sees that he imitates her even she is being punished, she cannot but smile at her baby brother. This picture book is a wonderful portrayal of children who quarrel and make up many times a day. While the story features a “monster” that drools, ruins homework and poos everywhere, but fundamentally it is about an endearing younger brother who wants to be like his older sister. One cannot help but be amused by the authors’ drawings full of lively imagination. This book is part of A World of Shared Values series that promotes important values. It is ideal for the lower-grade children with younger siblings or toddlers with older siblings.

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Copyright Agent : miho_Lee/Hanbyul_ Baek l1novel@naver.com/hikkiya@naver.com +82 2 3475 3924~5

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Why Are You Copying Me? (Wae Naman Ttarahae?) Koh Yeoju, We Hyejeong Houyhnhnm 2008, 36 pages ISBN 978-89-3784-889-6

Why Are You Copying Me? (Wae Naman Ttarahae?) Koh Yeoju, We Hyejeong Houyhnhnm 2008, 36 pages

The Weight of Lies

Every child can relate to the story of this book. Through the main character Sera who lies even though she knows that lying is bad, children will be able to look back on their experiences of lying. Sera is a new student at Minji’s school. Hoping to make new friends, she lies that she received a talking doll as a gift on Children’s Day. Wanting to see the talking doll, other students ask her to bring the doll to school. To cover up her previous lie, she lies once again that she could not bring the doll because she spent too much time deciding what to wear from her large number of clothes. Lies only breed even more lies. However, her friends believe her and all go to her house to see the doll. Surprisingly though, Sera’s lies have all come true! She now begins to find it fun and fabricates even bigger lies. However, Sera comes close to being found out and has to lie with all her might in order to hide her lies. At the end, she finally musters up the courage to confess to her friends that she has been lying all along. Although most of Sera’s friends are disappointed and upset with her, Minji continues to support her. Sera learns that lying is truly terrible and that she can make good friends without lying. Cheerful illustrations that seem to reflect children’s lively minds will likely entice the book’s young readers.

lively minds will likely entice the book’s young readers. By Choi Hyunmee Copyright Agent : miho_Lee/Hanbyul_

By Choi Hyunmee

Copyright Agent : miho_Lee/Hanbyul_ Baek l1novel@naver.com/hikkiya@naver.com +82 2 3475 3924~5

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The Weight of Lies (Geojinmareun Mugeowo) Yu Gyeyoung Houyhnhnm 2009, 36 pages ISBN 978-89-3784-933-6

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A Lone Slipper

A Lone Slipper is a children’s book on the environment and ecology that talks about the importance of things in today’s world where everyday goods such as soda cans and bottles, discarded pencils and paper that are almost as good as new and disposable goods are often thrown away. It goes on to suggest that making the most of resources by recycling and preserving the environment can save and protect the earth. The author took one of the short stories from his previous book Pleas from an Earthworm in the Backyard (Dwitttureu Ireongjiui Hasoyeon), a children’s story about 18 ways in which a twelve-year-old can help save the earth, and turned it into an environment and ecology series for children. In 1996, for its role in raising public awareness of environmental issues, the UN awarded the story the Global 500 Youth Environment Award, given to youths who work hard to protect the environment. This story criticizes today’s wasteful reality and shows ways to reduce and recycle daily waste to achieve green growth.

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Copyright Agent : Cho Eun-mi fish@hyeonamsa.com +82 2 365 5051 (Ext. 225) www.hyeonamsa.com

A Lone Slipper (Jjak Ireun Sillaehwa) Lee Wan Illustrator : Song Kyosung Hyeonamsa Publishing Co., Ltd. 2009, 48 pages ISBN 978-89-323-7252-5

Sillaehwa) Lee Wan Illustrator : Song Kyosung Hyeonamsa Publishing Co., Ltd. 2009, 48 pages ISBN 978-89-323-7252-5
Sillaehwa) Lee Wan Illustrator : Song Kyosung Hyeonamsa Publishing Co., Ltd. 2009, 48 pages ISBN 978-89-323-7252-5

Ttoya and the Tricycle

This illustrated book helps children understand the meaning of ownership, i.e. what is mine and what is not. It is written by the late Kwon Jeong-saeng whose works are much loved by children and adults alike. The baby raccoon Ttoya secretly rides his friend Ppoya’s tricycle back home. He has very much wanted his own tricycle and he could not resist the temptation when he saw one left by itself at the playground. As he was simply happy to have a tricycle, he was not so concerned with the fact that it did not belong to him. This is because Ttoya is a baby raccoon that does not really grasp what belongs to him and what does not. His mother and father gather their wisdom to help Ttoya realize his mistake by himself; they secretly leave Ttoya’s favorite teddy bear Gulttaengi at Ppoya’s house. The owners of the tricycle and Gulttaengi have been swapped as a result. After losing Gulttaengi, Ttoya finally understands why his friend Ppoya has been sad over losing his tricycle. Ttoya returns the tricycle to Ppoya and hugs Gulttaengi tightly. Kwon brings to light the wise parents who make Ttoya learn from his mistake through kindness and love rather than admonishment. This book is ideal for lower- grade children who value not only their own things but also those of their friends.

not only their own things but also those of their friends. Copyright Agent : Choi Wonmi

Copyright Agent : Choi Wonmi 99romanticist@hanmail.net +82 2 3675 5225 www.hyoreewon.com

Ttoya and the Tricycle (Ttoyawa Sebal Jajeongeo) Kwon Jeong-saeng Illustrator : Park Johan Hyoreewon 2008, 45 pages ISBN 978-89-8339-912-0

By Kim Jungmi

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I Don’t Mind Being Short

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This is the story of a child who overcomes his embarrassment of being short and faces the world bravely. Though Dau is in the third grade, he is shorter than his younger brother who is a first grader. In addition to being mocked by his friends for his height, he is also stressed by always having to eat the foods that will help him grow. He even hates going to school because of his height. Then one day, he makes a new friend named Bak Saei, who has recently moved to the neighborhood. Though Saei is even shorter than Dau, he is brave when others make fun of his height. One day, while playing together till nightfall, Dau and Saei find an old man who is lying unconscious on the hillside. Saei says he will call the ambulance and quickly runs down the hill. Left alone in the dark with a dying man, Dau is so scared that he is about to cry. But he stays by the man’s side as he thinks of Saei who believes in him and the two help save the man’s life. Proud of their great feat, Dau is now able to shrug it off when his friends call him a “shorty.” Everyone has a weak point and this book tells the story of children who overcome their shortcomings and face the world confidently. The story is supplemented with lively illustrations that capture children’s expressions well.

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I Dont Mind Being Short (Kiga Jagado Gwaenchana) Yoo Hyojin Illustrator : Ji Young Iandbook 2009, 124 pages ISBN 978-89-9283-032-4

Being Short (Kiga Jagado Gwaenchana) Yoo Hyojin Illustrator : Ji Young Iandbook 2009, 124 pages ISBN
Being Short (Kiga Jagado Gwaenchana) Yoo Hyojin Illustrator : Ji Young Iandbook 2009, 124 pages ISBN

Treasure Hunting in South Africa

This is the 24th volume of the Treasure Hunting series, a children’s comic book, in which the main

character Ji Pangi- a boy full of curiosity- goes on adventures with his uncle Dr. Ji Gubon and gains knowledge on the history, culture and society of the countries of the world. The latest volume is set

in the Republic of South Africa, the host of the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

Dr. Ji arrives in Johannesburg, South Africa with his nephew Pangi for his research on Australopithecus and meets his university friend Dr. Gary, a film producer. Dr. Gary, who is there to direct the opening ceremony, asks Dr. Ji to find the rainbow diamond that will be used as the symbol of South Africa in the ceremony. When Dr. Ji refuses, Pangi sets off to find it with the doctor’s assistant and their adventure reveals the tragic history, culture, nature, and world heritage of South Africa.

The edutainment comic that combines educational content with entertainment has a significant share of the children’s book market in Korea. One of the leaders in this genre, the Treasure Hunting series has

remained popular since the publication of the first book Treasure Hunting in Iraq in 2003. Gomdori co.,

a group of writers specializing in stories about children, has proven its ability through the Treasure Hunting series and another edutainment comic series called Tomorrow’s Experiment King.

comic series called Tomorrow’s Experiment King. By Choi Hyunmee Copyright Agent : Moon Young

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Treasure Hunting in South Africa (Namagongeseo Bomul Chatgi) Gomdori co. Illustrator : Kang Gyung-Hyo I-seum 2010, 208 pages ISBN 978-89-3784-812-4

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Escape from Insect World Vol.1-3

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Comic Survival Science Series is an edutainment cartoon series and the most well-known publication from the publisher I-Seum. Through the adventures of the main characters who find themselves in extreme situations, children will be able to learn various skills to survive in such circumstances, in addition to gaining knowledge in natural sciences. In particular, Escape from Insect World (Gonchung Segyeeseo Saranamgi) series has been loved steadily by elementary school students since its publication because it features children who solve the problems they encounter on their own. Insects have been around since before the Palaeozoic era. Their numbers and species are uncountable and they have evolved in a way that allows them to live anywhere on the planet. Such characteristics of insects and knowledge on ecology are told by the main characters, who have become smaller than insects, in the stories of their adventures. The book provides explanations for common knowledge about insects such as the way to distinguish insects from worms, the reason the spider is not an insect, the secret behind insects’‚ amazing powers, and the difference between butterflies and moths. Also, information on insects, such as ants, dung beetles, fireflies, and ant lions, is accompanied by dozens of vivid pictures. The series tries to help the children learn better by providing diverse scientific knowledge, which can be used to solve the problems arising in extreme situations. Following the dangerous adventures of the main characters, children will also be able to learn cooperation and courage.

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Escape from Insect World (Gonchung Segyeeseo Saranamgi), Vol.1-3 Comic Com Illustrator : Lee Tae-ho I-seum 2005, 208 pages ISBN 978-89-378-4051-7

By Choi Seongkyu

Happy Grandfather

This picture book portrays the life of Chae Gyu-cheol (1937-2006), a social educationalist who founded the Korean Organ and Tissue Donor Program and Dumalli Nature School, the first alternative school in Korea. Chae’s life was guided by his motto, “Children are the world.” His entire body was burned in a car accident in 1968 for which he received more than 30 operations. Hair was planted where his eyebrow used to be and skin from another part of his body was used to form eyelids and lips while an artificial eye was placed in his right eye socket. Though it was a miracle that he survived the accident, his deformities made him look like a monster. He thought about killing himself when he was met with the cold shoulder from people. However, after deciding that he was the master of his own life, he overcame severe hardships and restarted his life. He became involved in various social programs that included helping the handicapped, building libraries for children and founding the Dumalli alternative school. Though he was called Grandpa ET, which meant that he was an “once-burnt” (imi tabeorin) person, he lived a more beautiful and meaningful life than anyone else. This book begins as the children visitors to the nature school are shocked to meet the ugly Grandpa ET for the first time. However, they soon learn how the grandpa’s face came to be so distorted and how he had been able to overcome his pain and create happiness. Immersed in nature, they open their hearts to Grandpa ET and listen to his stories of sharing his life with others and generating hope in the midst of despair.

with others and generating hope in the midst of despair. By Choi Hyunmee Copyright Agent :

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Copyright Agent : Park Chuljoo pettunia@i-seum.com +82 2 3475 3946 www.i-seum.com

Happy Grandfather (Haengbokhan Iti Harabeoji) Park Sunwook Illustrator : Jang Ho I-Seum 2008, 48 pages ISBN 978-89-378-4446-1

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Bridges: Linking People and the World

These days we can easily travel wherever we want at any time, but by the same token, our interest and delight in meeting new worlds have diminished. Bridges: Linking People and the World describes in detail the origins, changes, and historical significance of bridges. However, it is far more than simply a factual account.

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When primitive man came across water in his path, he either had to swim across or go the long way round. And so he built the first bridge. Crossing that bridge, he visited the neighboring village for the first time, and was perhaps delighted to find a pretty girl there! It all started by tossing a few stones into a stream, but “necessity is the mother of invention,” and if we consider the continuous development of bridges right up until the present day- wood bridges, stone bridges, submerged bridges that can withstand floods, iron railway bridges, even ultramodern bridges that join islands to the mainland- we are quite moved to realize how many stories lie hidden beneath the convenience we take so much for granted today. The will of human beings who were determined to cross their allotted boundaries of time and space led to the creation of bridges, and bridges linked people to the world, giving birth to today’s civilization. Humans will continue to build bridges. In the future, maybe there will be a bridge that links the Earth to the moon. It is also fascinating to note that there are bridges that are virtually identical, as if they were twins, in countries distant from each other.

Various bridges from past and present are depicted in detailed photographs, while the people building and crossing the bridges are illustrated in a folksy cartoon style, adding to the reader’s feeling of involvement.

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Bridges: Linking People and the World (Saramgwa Sesangeul Inneun Dari) Kim Hyang-geum Illustrator : Lee Kyung-guk I-seum 2010, 41 page ISBN 978-89-378-4550-5

Dinosaurs 100 Picture Book

Dinosaurs 100 Picture Book contains big poster-size illustrations of 100 dinosaurs that prospered in different periods. Using computer graphics the physical and behavioral characteristics of each dinosaur and the environmental setting of each period are depicted in great detail. The dinosaur’s classification, dietary habits, period of existence, indigenous habitat, and body weight and length are provided neatly in an information box next to the interesting descriptions of each dinosaur. Though it is often difficult to give descriptions of dinosaurs in illustrated books, this book has been compiled in a friendly, enjoyable way for children. Explaining the etymology of each dinosaur’s zoological name is part of such effort. For example, Galimimus is defined as “a dinosaur that looks like a chicken.” A more interesting description follows: “It looks like an ostrich without feathers. Galimimus is a fast runner because running away is the best way to ensure its survival without sharp teeth or claws.” Descriptions such as “it weighs the same as 125 people put together” or “it runs at a similar speed as a fast car” are used to facilitate children’s understanding. The illustrator DNS05, responsible for the pictures and graphics of this book, is a company that reconstructs dinosaurs and extinct organisms through either detailed paintings or graphics based on the available analytical data on various fossils including dinosaurs.

analytical data on various fossils including dinosaurs. By Choi Hyunmee Copyright Agent : Park Jae-young

By Choi Hyunmee

Copyright Agent : Park Jae-young zany81@nate.com +82 2 3475 3952 www.izzlebooks.com

Dinosaurs 100 Picture Book (Gongnyong Hwabo 100) Illustrator : DNS05 Editor: Lee Yungnam Compiled by: Joo Sung Hee Izzle Books 2005, 105 pages ISBN 978-89-378-5445-3

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SOS Science Investigation:

Save the Gold-spotted Pond Frog!

SOS Science Investigation, consisting of an eccentric inventor uncle, a young troublemaker called Taeyang and his smart cousin Byeori go on an adventure, packed with scientific knowledge in this entertaining general science book for children. It combines the formats of a picture book and a cartoon to produce simple yet comical illustrations of the main characters and their action-filled adventure. Meanwhile, the background scenes are depicted in detail to deliver accurate scientific information. Having solved various cases in secret, SOS Science Investigation is now ordered to save the gold-spotted pond frogs on the verge of extinction. The team members go out to save the gold-spotted pond frogs but their small size and slow movements, bullfrogs which are the natural enemy of the endangered frogs, and environmental pollution all make it hard to find them. While following their adventure, children attain scientific knowledge on the environment, endan-gered animals and the habits of frogs. The case report at the back of the book includes more in-depth scientific knowledge and information. Along with Save the Gold-spotted Pond Frog!, the series also includes Find the Capsule Robot!, in whichthe team explores the sensory organs including the eyes, nose, ears and mouth, and SOS Science Investigation Goes to the Era of Dinosaurs, which explores scientific knowledge.

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SOS Science Investigation: Save the Gold-spotted Pond Frog! (Gwahak Susadae Geumgaegurireul Guhara) Yum Seoung-suk Illustrator : Kim Ryeong-eon Izzle Books 2009, 45 pages ISBN 978-89-3785-842-0

Geumgaegurireul Guhara) Yum Seoung-suk Illustrator : Kim Ryeong-eon Izzle Books 2009, 45 pages ISBN 978-89-3785-842-0

The Strongest Rooster in the World

One fine spring day, a male chick is born. This chick is much stronger than other chicks and grows up to be the strongest rooster in the village. Time passes and the rooster eventually becomes a grandfather. He is no longer as strong as he used to be and his crowing is not loud enough to announce the dawn. Now he is not the strongest rooster but rather the biggest drinker in the village. However, he is proud of his descendents: his healthy grandchildren; his sons who, though not as good as they were when he was young, are fulfilling their roles in the world; and his daughters who lay exceptionally many eggs.

Through the life of a rooster, the writer hopes to let children understand the meaning of being “the best” as well as the value of family. Lee Hobaek’s story is short but gives the reader much to ponder and harmonizes well with the fine and witty illustrations by Lee Ukbae. Together they have created a great illustrated storybook that reflects traditional Korean sentiment. This book was selected for the Biennial of Illustration Bratislava (BIB) in 1997. In 2001, it was also chosen as one of the best children’s books published in the past 50 years by the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) in Basel, Switzerland.

on Books for Young People (IBBY) in Basel, Switzerland. By Choi Seongkyu Copyright Agent : Song

By Choi Seongkyu

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The Strongest Rooster in the World (Sesangeseo Jeil Himsen Sutak) Lee Hobaek Illustrator : Lee Ukbae Jaimimage Publishing Co. 1998, 30 pages ISBN 89-8656-504-8

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Who?

This picture book is written by Goh Gyong-sook, who won the Bologna Ragazzi Award in fiction at the 2006 Bologna Children’s Book Fair. The main character Mimi feels as though she was abandoned into the universe the minute she was born. She loudly demands, “Who was it? Who abandoned me?” Upon hearing her voice, the characters as unique as Mimi all come out saying “it was me!” and admit to having abandoned her. The pianist with two hands on the keyboard says she gave up Mimi because she was depressed and sad, while the police officer directing traffic at an intersection says that he was upset at the time because people were not following the traffic signals. The inventor, because he had a headache; the fat boy, because he wanted to lose weight; the boy walking the dog, because it was dirty everywhere; and the fashion designer, because she wanted to make clothes with circles as the theme. However, the artist who appears at the end says “it wasn’t me” and adds a surprising twist to the situation. He says the only thing he threw away was a drawing of an angry girl with curly hair. Who really abandoned Mimi then? The truth remains unrevealed until the very end.

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Who? (Naya, Na!) Goh Gyong-sook Jaimimage Publishing Co. 2009, 30 pages ISBN 978-89-865-6586-7

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0880 www.jaimimage.com Who? (Naya, Na!) Goh Gyong-sook Jaimimage Publishing Co. 2009, 30 pages ISBN 978-89-865-6586-7
0880 www.jaimimage.com Who? (Naya, Na!) Goh Gyong-sook Jaimimage Publishing Co. 2009, 30 pages ISBN 978-89-865-6586-7

But I Can’t Fall Sleep

Children often want to go on playing past their bedtime. This book is about a kitten that repeatedly says, “I can’t fall sleep.” This kitten does not like folding paper boats, reading picture books or playing with a ball of yarn. Nor does he want to play with clay or the alphabet. One day, the mother cat tells the kitten that a guest is coming over. He, like children, enjoys guests. He washes his face, brushes his teeth and gets ready to greet the guest without being told what to do. With a creaking sound from the closet, the long-awaited guest arrives. The guest is Mr. Sleep. The kitten who has been complaining about not feeling sleepy gives a big yawn as Mr. Sleep settles on his eyelids.

The book follows the process in which a wide-eyed kitten begins to yawn and finally falls asleep. The protagonist kitten with sharp teeth and large eyes are portrayed in a very affectionate way. In particular, the brilliant and rich colors of the pictures are pleasing to the eye. The moving conversation between the kitten and his mother, with the refrain “But I can’t fall sleep,” add to the fun of reading the book. It is a good book to read to children who refuse to go to bed at night.

book to read to children who refuse to go to bed at night. Copyright Agent :

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By Choi Seongkyu

But I Cant Fall Sleep (Geureochiman Naneun Jami An Wa) Lee Sangkyo Illustrator : Kweon Hae-young Jakeunchaekbang 2008, 32 pages ISBN 978-89-5979-116-3

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Thank You for This World

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This is a coming-of-age story for children by Park Wansuh, one of Korea’s most popular writers. The main character Kim Bokdong’s mother died in childbirth and his father soon left him with his aunt and grandmother, who have since raised him. He is currently in the fifth grade. Despite the hardships in his life, Bokdong is a bright child who is surrounded by love from his grandmother and aunt and the friendships of his closest friends. During his summer break, Bokdong goes to the US to meet his father. Hiding the pain he has been suffering since his father abandoned him, Bokdong does not expect anything from his father. He also feels uncomfortable with his Filipino stepmother and his half-brother Dennis who holds him in check. Wandering around the house while hoping to return home as soon as possible, Bokdong finds his father watching Korean TV drama all by himself in the attic, appearing very lonely. Bokdong embraces him tightly albeit for a short time. When Dr. Brown, a Korean adoptee to the US, shares a story about his mother, Bokdong thinks that he is “so grateful to have been born into this world.” Bokdong leaves the US awakened to the reason for existence and the joy of life. The author’s calm narrative and Han S. Oki’s illustrations add to the pleasure of reading. Han has won various awards such as the Illustrator of the Year Award from the Bologna Children’s Book Fair, the New York Society of Illustrators Award and the Korea Children’s Book Award and spent a long time perfecting her illustrations for this book.

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Thank You for This World (I Sesange Taeeonagil Cham Jalhaetda) Park Wansuh Illustrator : Han S. Oki Jakkajungsin Publising Co. 2009, 160 pages ISBN 978-89-7288-939-7

Cham Jalhaetda) Park Wansuh Illustrator : Han S. Oki Jakkajungsin Publising Co. 2009, 160 pages ISBN
Cham Jalhaetda) Park Wansuh Illustrator : Han S. Oki Jakkajungsin Publising Co. 2009, 160 pages ISBN

Mommy, Do You Have a Boo-boo? Let Me Kiss It Better

The author, a book planner and writer who has already published a number of children’s books, portrays the daily struggles of a young mother in a humorous way. While out on a walk on the hill next to his apartment complex, Sani falls and rolls all the way down to the foot of the hill. Mommy starts chasing after Sani but also ends up falling and rolling down the hill. When his nose starts bleeding, Sani is scared and begins to cry. Not knowing what to do, Mommy also begins to cry and ends up crying even more loudly than Sani. Sani stops crying and looks at his mother with concern; he thinks that Mommy is crying because she is badly injured. After noticing a patch of blood on her knee, he blows gently on her wound. Avoiding the existing “strong mother- weak child” or “mother as the protector- child as the protected” relationship, this book shows that a child can feel the mother’s pain and offer care and concern as well. This book will provide an opportunity for mothers and children to engage in dialogue and understand each other. The illustrations use watercolors and Indian ink to give the full impression of an East Asian painting.

ink to give the full impression of an East Asian painting. By Choi Hyunmee Copyright Agent

By Choi Hyunmee

Copyright Agent : Gil Dohyung jhanulso@hanmail.net +82 31 955 1342

Mommy, Do You Have a Boo-boo? Let Me Kiss It Better (Eomma, Apa? Naega Ho Haejulge) Sanis Dad Illustrator : Kim Homin Jangsoohanulso 2009, 32 pages ISBN 978-89-9-628021-7

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Gotcha!

This picture book offers interesting explanations on the color change, camouflage and defensive behavior of animals. In the forest, a chameleon wakes up from a nap hungry. At that moment, a praying mantis flies over and settles on a leaf toward the end of a tree branch. The hungry chameleon waits for the chance to catch its prey, but the mantis realizes that it is not too late to escape. The mantis transforms itself to match the color and simulate the shape of a leaf. Having missed the mantis, the chameleon also takes on the color of the branch and waits for the mantis to show itself again. After staying still for a long time, the mantis finally moves, thinking the chameleon is gone. The chameleon lunges its tongue toward the mantis but the latter changes its form again, this time resembling Grim Reaper holding a scythe. This surprises the chameleon and the mantis seizes the opportunity to fly away. In addition to providing knowledge on animal behavior, this book offers beautiful drawings that portray the tension between the chameleon and the mantis and their sudden movements and transformations.

the mantis and their sudden movements and transformations. Copyright Agent : Gil Dohyung jhanulso@hanmail.net +82 31

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Gotcha! (Gamjjokgachi Sogatji?) Sanis Dad Illustrator : Yoo Geontaek, Jangsoohaneulso 2009, 32 pages ISBN 978-89-9628-022-3

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Delicious Magic Beans

Mischievous baby monkey Saengi who has been bothering his friends has become a good monkey thanks to his mother’s wisdom. Saengi does not like to go to the playgroup because he thinks his friends do not like him. Concerned about Saengi, Mother gives him a big box of colorful candies and tells Saengi to give them to friends who do not like him. She says that they are magic candies and those who eat them would like Saengi. On the way to the playgroup, Saengi gives candies to a rabbit, raccoon, elephant, roe deer, crow, turkey and donkey. And just like magic, Saengi’s friends do not seem to dislike him anymore. In fact, his friends have avoided him because he bullies them. Upon discovering the truth, Mother displays her wisdom by giving roasted beans instead of candy to Saengi. She tells him not to share beans with friends but eat them whenever Saengi feels like playing mischievous games on his friends. So, Saengi eats the beans whenever he feels like being mischievous- crunch, crunch, crunch. Once again, his mother’s advice works perfectly. The next day, Mother gives him imaginary magic beans. These invisible imaginary beans have the magical power to connect Saengi to his friends. This book is ideal for toddlers who seek fun with their friends without magic beans.

who seek fun with their friends without magic beans. By Kim Jung-mi Copyright Agent : Ro

By Kim Jung-mi

Copyright Agent : Ro Yoon jeong copyright@jigs.co.kr +82 2 557 1233

Delicious Magic Beans (Kongal Hana Ododok) So Jung-ae Illustrator : Jo Hyunyoung Jigyungsa Ltd., Publishers 2008, 33 pages ISBN 978-89-319-2025-3

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Magic Chair

When he was young, the Grandfather used to be a well-known carpenter who traveled all over the country to build houses. Today, however, he is an old man with dimming eyes and weak arms that cannot build anything. Afraid of his grandfather who sits staring into space and talking to himself, the Grandson plays far away from him. One day, the Grandfather starts collecting useless pieces of wood from the street and displays his talent by turning them into a chair. A one-of-a-kind piece, the chair has big wings. It is a magic chair that can go anywhere in the world.

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On the magic chair, the Grandson travels to all the places he has wanted to see. With his grandfather, he flies through shining stars, swims under the sea and climbs the most beautiful mountain in the world. The book portrays the process whereby the Grandfather and Grandson open their hearts and become friends. With the extraordinary idea of a chair that can fly, swim under water and go to the universe, the book kindles children’s imagination. At the same time, the book describes from the perspective of children the world, which leaves them curious. It also brings back the valuable meaning of family to children who live in a world where the rupture between generations is becoming increasingly serious.

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Magic Chair (Singihan Uija) Lee Mi-ae Illustrator : Lee Joohyun Jigyungsa Ltd., Publishers 2008, 33 pages ISBN 978-89-3192-026-0

By Choi Seongkyu

Lee Mi-ae Illustrator : Lee Joohyun Jigyungsa Ltd., Publishers 2008, 33 pages ISBN 978-89-3192-026-0 By Choi
Lee Mi-ae Illustrator : Lee Joohyun Jigyungsa Ltd., Publishers 2008, 33 pages ISBN 978-89-3192-026-0 By Choi

Dinosaurs Are Beautiful

The dinosaurs that lived on Korean peninsula are recreated beautifully and in detail using computer graphics in this children’s picture book, which is based on the EBS nature documentary “Dinosaurs on Korean Peninsula” that won the Grand Prix in the 2009 Korean Broadcasting Commission Awards. Rather than transferring the documentary directly into book form, Hong Ji-yun, an oriental painter, created an art book with completely different drawings of dinosaurs using Indian ink and soft brush strokes. The omissions, the blank space and soft brush strokes that characterize East Asian paintings bring out the special attributes of dinosaurs. Hong’s drawings are completely different from those found in existing children’s dinosaur books, which tend to focus on accurate depictions. This book will leave children wanting to mimic Hong’s style in their own drawings. Also, the narrative does not portray an animal world where only the strongest survive and dinosaurs fight and consume one another. Rather, it tells a beautiful story of dinosaur friends that grow up together. 80 million years ago, the dinosaur Tarbosaurus Spotty is born on the Korean peninsula. As they pass each of the four seasons, Spotty and his friends grow, socialize, love and live together in beautiful, harmonious surroundings of flowers, trees, oceans and forests. The text is written in rhythmic verses and creates the impression of singing when the book is read aloud.

the impression of singing when the book is read aloud. By Choi Hyunmee Copyright Agent :

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Copyright Agent : Rachel Ahn rachel_ahn@joongang.co.kr +82 2 2000 6024 www.joongangbooks.co.kr

Dinosaurs Are Beautiful (Gongnyongeun Areumdawo) EBS Dinosaurs of Korean Peninsula Production Team Joongang M&B 2009, 104 pages ISBN 978-89-8375-862-0

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Who Is in the Mirror?

How did people react the first time they saw a mirror? Those who didn’t know that mirrors could reflect their faces must have asked, “Who’s in the mirror?” This story begins as a charcoal maker sets off to sell his charcoal at the market. When asked what she wants from the market, his wife points to the half moon in the sky and says she wants a comb the same shape as the moon. The charcoal maker sells his charcoal quickly and remembers that his wife had asked for something. At first, he’s troubled because he can’t remember what it was. However, when he sees the moon in the sky, he realizes what he has to get. What he doesn’t know though is that, while he’s been away, the half moon has become a full moon. Instead of buying a half-moon-shaped comb, he buys a mirror that looks exactly like a full moon. When he returns home with the mirror, everyone responds to this magical object in a different way. His wife looks into it to discover a mysterious woman inside, but when he takes a look, he sees a strange man looking back at him. They accuse each other of bringing strangers into their home and start arguing. They show the mirror to the husband’s parents, but this only makes things worse. They finally decide to ask the magistrate of the village, but the minute the magistrate looks into the mirror, he runs away thinking that the reflection in the mirror is the Royal Inspector. The onlookers who have gathered to see the magical object also run away, afraid that the shapes in the mirror are ghosts. The mirror on the cover of the book maximizes the fun of reading this book. This book is ideal for bright children over four years who know that the reflection in the mirror is none other but themselves.

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Who Is in the Mirror? (Geoul Soge Nuguyo?) Cho Kyungsook Illustrator : Yoon Jeongjoo Kookmin Books Co., Ltd. 2009, 32 pages ISBN 978-89-11028-19-1

Soge Nuguyo?) Cho Kyungsook Illustrator : Yoon Jeongjoo Kookmin Books Co., Ltd. 2009, 32 pages ISBN

A Summer Holiday

This picture book portrays love between family members through the story of an elephant family dealing with the daddy elephant’s snoring. As the zoo goes on its long awaited summer holiday, baby elephants Kokki and Kori are jealous of their animal friends who boast about going away on vacation. Exhausted by the fountain show, the most popular event at the zoo, the daddy elephant does nothing but sleep, snoring loudly. In fact, he snores so hard that the wind gushing out of his nose sends the mommy elephant, Kori and Kokki up into the sky. They land on the seashore, where they have so yearned to go. Happy to find themselves there, the baby elephants have a wonderful time. But the more time passes, the more they miss the daddy elephant and eventually they use the wind from their nostrils to bring their father to the seaside.

The daddy elephant reminds us of the fathers who are busy with work during the week and sleep through the weekend instead of playing with their children. Fathers and children would be able to understand each other better if they read this book together and discussed the issues raised by the story. Perhaps that is why the elephant family’s happy holiday in the last scene is both joyful and touching.

Illustrations by Yi Haery, who has been captivating both children and adults through various picture books like Run and On a Rainy Day, add to the fun of the book. The full-page illustration of a day off at the zoo is particularly interesting: animals playing the guitar, eating pizza, painting and removing their fur and hanging it up to dry. Children can try to locate each animal as if they were playing hide-and-seek and laugh aloud at the various fun activities taking place at the zoo.

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A Summer Holiday (Yeoreum Hyuga) Jang Young Bok Illustrator : Yi Haery Kookmin Books Co., Ltd. 2010, 40 pages ISBN 978-89-1102-915-0

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Little Mountain

Mother Pheasant

Kwon Jeong-saeng (1937-2007) was a best-selling children’s books writer who talked about the meaning of love through small and insignificant beings suffering in pain. His works Puppy Poo, which depicts an insignificant little poo’s process of sprouting and blooming into a beautiful flower, and Sister Mongsil, whose main character lives on courageously despite poverty and hardship in the aftermath of war, have sold tens of thousand copies.Mother Pheasant is another one of Gwon’s sad yet beautiful stories. A great fire rages in the mountain. The mother pheasant who has been taking care of her nine babies escapes the fire at first but comes back for her babies. In the end, she turns into ashes while protecting the babies under her wings. The babies all survive under their mother who has burnt to death. Though they grow bigger and older, they gather where they can still smell their mother to embrace and sleep together. The author said that he often thought of his mother and her love towards the end of his life; in this book his thoughts have been put into a heartbreaking story. Cheerful illustrations of vivid colors by Kim Se-hyun, an artist specializing in Oriental paintings, creates a balance with the tragic and somber story. Though the illustrations are simple, they reflect superbly the mother pheasant’s lamenting heart as well as her love. At the same time, they spread powerfully, reflecting the strong force of life that connects the mother and baby pheasants in Mother Nature.

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Mother Pheasant (Eomma Kkaturi) Kwon Jeong-saeng Illustrator : Kim Se-hyun Little Mountain Publishing Co. 2008, 42 pages ISBN 978-89-89646-48-8

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My Neighbor Mija

This is a collection of children’s stories that portray with sincerity how poor and lonely people console each other and live together. Mija, who barely makes ends meet as a day laborer, and a girl named Seongji, who was left with her relatives after her parents got divorced, rent rooms in the same house. Mija buys things on credit at the village grocery shop and sometimes snatches ice cream from the children. Seongji, who is smart and usually nice to everyone, deems Mija to be a big failure and always finds her irritating. But soon they become friends despite their age difference. Other characters include: Grandma Sullye who pities Mija; the villagers who speak ill of Mija but also get curious when they haven’t seen her for a while; and an older food-cart seller whom Mija secretly loves. The story between Mija and Seongji and the people who surround them are told in three stories. The first story is titled “Mija’s Gift Box,” in which Mija, who always lives off the kindness of others, feels a sense of satisfaction as she shares the present she has received by chance; the others are “Two Frozen Pollack,” in which Mija and Seongji cause a commotion while preparing a fish stew, and “An Old Fox-Fur Scarf,” in which Mija wants to appear before the food-cart seller wearing a fox fur scarf while Seongji talks about fur and animal cruelty. The author made her literary debut in 2004 and has been recognized for a number of children’s books including Dear Mrs. Astrid Lindgren.

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My Neighbor Mija (Uri Dongne Mijassi) Yoo Eun-sil Little Mountain Publishing Co. 2010, 104 pages ISBN 978-89-8964-660-0

By Choi Hyunmee

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Little Mountain

Tales

This is part of the Heartwarming Picture Encyclopedia series for children between 3 and 7 years of age. The design and editing teams for children’s books Jaeminan Chaekbo have collected topics that would be interesting and educational for children in that age group and explained them in detail in each volume. This series is different from other encyclopedias in that the descriptions are not information-centered but presented in the form of stories told by mothers to children. This book also provides the basic concepts and history behind the beloved children’s stories from all over the world in an easy-to-understand way.

LITTLE ONE AHyun

It tells both old and modern stories of the East and the West, along with why people like stories and how they are transmitted from generation to generation and spread to other regions. Also included is a breakdown of the various types of stories such as orally transmitted stories, written stories, and stories told through performances and songs. To better serve its targeted audience, the book focuses on the overall concepts that children aged between 3 and 7 can grasp rather than specific information and knowledge.

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Tales (Iyagi) Jaeminan Chaekbo Illustrator : Chae Hee Jeong LITTLE ONE AHyun 2010, 32 pages ISBN 978-89-5878-125-7

Tales (Iyagi) Jaeminan Chaekbo Illustrator : Chae Hee Jeong LITTLE ONE AHyun 2010, 32 pages ISBN
Tales (Iyagi) Jaeminan Chaekbo Illustrator : Chae Hee Jeong LITTLE ONE AHyun 2010, 32 pages ISBN

Dad, You’re a Jerk!

The author who worked as an administrative officer in the Blue House Office of Public Relations during the Roh Moo-hyun’s term gives an honest portrayal of a father estranged from both his family and work from the child’s point of view. The book is based on his own experiences as a father after he resigned from the Blue House, and he confesses that his daughter has called him a jerk. One day, children in the Green Class at Mirunamu Kindergarten are told to draw their fathers. One child is upset because her parents have gone on a trip to China without her, while another says that his father is a fart king. Darae, on the other hand, draws her father’s face very small and exclaims that “My dad is a jerk!” She is angry at her father who always used to come home late and never came to her kindergarten or played with her. But Darae’s face soon grows dark, as she whispers that she wishes her father would return to being a jerk. She explains that he has not been to work in several days; he’s smoking again and whenever he sees her, he sighs, hugs her and rubs his face against hers. Through the eyes of thoughtful, concerned children, the author depicts the struggles of their father, who has become estranged from his family because of his demanding work but nevertheless ends up losing his job. Divided into several frames on each page, the illustrations tell various interesting stories at once.

the illustrations tell various interesting stories at once. By Choi Hyunmee Copyright Agent : Jeong Maengseop

By Choi Hyunmee

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Dad, Youre a Jerk! (Appaneun Nappeun Nyeoseogiya) Baek Seung-kwon Illustrator : Park Jae-hyun Maeng & Aeng 2009, 30 pages ISBN 978-89-9628-800-8

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Korean Medicine, Science of Balance