Three Korean Fairy Tales: Beloved Stories and Legends
Title: Three Korean Fairy Tales: Beloved Stories and Legends
Reading Age: 6-12 years old
Author: Kim So-Un
Illustrator: Jeong Kyoung-Sim
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Publish Date: October 01, 2019
Pages: 96 pages
In the Tuttle tradition of bringing beloved stories from other countries to new generations of readers, this book presents the following tales:
- "The Magic Gem" answers the question why do dogs and cats fight? When the house feline recovers the story's prized title jewel, the family dog bears a grudge that is passed down through the ages.
- "The Deer and the Woodcutter" follows a merciful man who saves a deer's life and is rewarded with love and luck. When he's turned into a rooster, he expresses his joy each dawn through his loud crowing.
- "The Tigers of the Kumgang Mountains" concludes the anthology with a cautionary tale about overcoming challenges. A hunter's son sets out for revenge but instead learns that things are not always as they appear, and that persistence and sacrifice hold richer rewards.