Pub. Date: Jan. 1996
Hardcover: 32 pages
Dimensions (in inches): 10.2 x 8.58 x 0.35
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About This Book
This book is the tale of a tiger disguised as the mother of a group of children.
There are similar tales all over the world, like the European "The Wolf and the
Seven Young Kids" and "Little Red Riding Hood." The story has a plaintive tint
rather than the cheerful atmosphere, even though the confrontation between the
tiger and the siblings has some humor. The repeated utterances in this book,
"Fee-faw fum, give me a piece of rice cake or I will eat you up," have been
favorite expressions handed down by word of mouth for generation after
generation in Korea. This picture book is made with special concern for words
which children will find useful and interesting and illustrated with a
distinctive touch. Through this book, foreign children will feel closer to
Korean culture and understand it better. Lee Kyu-hee, who retold the story, has
been honored with several children's literature awards in Korea. John H. T.
Harvey, the translator of this book, studied English Literature at Harvard
University and has spent more than 20 years in Korea with Lee Chun-oc, his wife
and co-translator. They have translated a wide variety of cultural publications
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