Tales of A Korean Grandmother

Tales of A Korean Grandmother

eBook - 1973
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In her best-selling book for young readers, Frances Carpenter collects thirty-two classic stories from the land of Korea: 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.
Publisher: Rutland, VT : Tuttle Pub., 1973.
ISBN: 9781462902903
1462902901
Characteristics: 1 online resource : ill.
Contents: The house of Kim
Land of morning brightness
Ki Ja's pottery hats
Why the dog and the cat are not friends
Sticks and turnips! Sticks and turnips!
The tiger and the puppy
The bird of five virtues
The blind man's daughter
The man who lived a thousand years
A fortune from a frog
The great fifteenth day
A Korean Cinderella
The rabbit that rode on a tortoise
Letters from heaven
The mourner who sang and the nun who danced
The ant that laughed too much
Rice from a cat's fur
The beggars' friend
The village of the pure queen
A story for sale
The two stone giants
The mole and the miryek
The king's seventh daughter
The woodcutter and the old men of the mountain
The good brother's reward
The pansu and the stableboy
The sparrows and the flies
Clever Sim who would "squeeze"
The tiger hunter and the mirror
The rooster and the centipede
The rock of the falling flower
Epilogue.
Summary: In her best-selling book for young readers, Frances Carpenter collects thirty-two classic stories from the land of Korea: 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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