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The Magic Gem is a much-loved Korean folk tale that tells the story of why cats and dogs don't get along. A poor fisherman wins a fabulous magic gem that grants his every wish before it's lost to a conniving neighbor. His cat and dog manage to recover the gem, but on the way home the dog loses it in the river. The clever cat gets it back and becomes the favored house pet, while the jealous dog gets nothing, which is why dogs and cats don't get along.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780804836548
ISBN-10: 080483654X
Format: Hardback
(280mm x 216mm x 11mm)
Pages: 32
Imprint: Tuttle Publishing
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Publish Date: 30-Jun-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Kim So-Un

Kim So-Un was an eminent Korean storyteller and a specialist in Korean folklore. He authored dozens of books during his lifetime, including Korean Children's Favorite Stories, The Deer and the Woodcutter and The Tigers of the Kumgang Mountains.

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