Tales of a Korean Grandmother by Frances Carpenter
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Tales of a Korean Grandmother
By Frances Carpenter

Tales of a Korean Grandmother

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Tales of a Korean Grandmother by Frances Carpenter

Book Description

This multicultural children's book presents classic Korean fairy tales and other folk stories providing a delightful look into a rich literary culture. The Korean people possess a folklore tradition as colorful and captivating as any in the world, but the stories themselves still are not as well-known to Western readers as those from The Brothers Grimm, Mother Goose, or Hans Christian Andersen. In her best-selling book for young readers, Frances Carpenter collects thirty-two classic Korean children's stories from the "Land of the Morning Calm": the woodcutter and the old men of the mountain; the puppy who saved his village from a tiger; the singing girl who danced the Japanese General into the deep river; Why the Dog and Cat are Not friends; and even a more familiar tale of the clever rabbit who outsmarted the tortoise. The children of the Kim family sit at their beloved Grandmother's knee to listen to these and other traditional folk tales which are rooted in thousands of years of Korean culture."

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780804810432
ISBN-10: 0804810435
Format: Paperback
(185mm x 108mm x 20mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: Tuttle Publishing
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Publish Date: 1-Apr-1998
Country of Publication: United States

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"First edition published 1937 by Doubleday & Company, Inc., Garden City, N.Y."--T.p. verso.

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US Kirkus Review » Enchanting book for folk-lore fanciers, as well as fresh, stimulating material on the little known culture and traditions of Korea. 32 Korean folk tales told against a background of Korean family life by an author who knows her material. The illustrations are reproductions of rare paintings purchased by the author's father, a geographer who bought them in Korea in 1870 - before Japan had smashed the peace of the country. The moral wisdom and clear, simple form of these tales give them the true folk flavor, and the life of the Kim family is woven into the story and brought up to date in a final section on Korea today. (Kirkus Reviews)

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Author Biography - Frances Carpenter

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

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