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Paper Meal
Paper Meal
Paper Meal
Item#: 8989646022
Regular price: $13.92
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Product Description
Author: KIM Jung-mi
Illustrator: KIM Hwan-yeong
Publisher: Nazeonsan
Pub. Date: March 2002
Format: 220 X 182 mm
Softcover: 106 pages

"Paper Meal," written by KIM Jung-mi, is a children's story that treats the weak and poor with compassion. In the story, a brother and sister named Cheoli and Songi, are living with their grandparents in a board shack. When Cheoli goes to school, Songi is left to play by herself in the locked room. She amuses herself by playing a game called "paper meal," where she chews paper as if chewing gum. Though she looks forward to entering elementary school, Songi is sent to a temple, since caring for both children and the ailing grandfather is too much for the grandmother. This is a moving story of a family which cannot help being split apart because of their poverty. Despite their difficult situation, however, they never give up each other. The author delicately describes the characters' positive way of life, keeping their hopes up in times of destitution. The author also presents a similar view in another book entitled "Children of Gwaengiburimal," which reveals her warmth towards the weak, the alienated, and the unknown. Although the book is shorter and simpler than "Paper Meal," the lasting impression is just as great.

Table of Contents
Paper Meal of Songi
How Many Days Left to Go to School?
Apartment Playground
Grandpa Went to the Market
For Songi
Grandma's Tears
Pooh Bear - Print Red Bag
Songi's Family Picture
You Are LEE Songi, right?
Buddha's Hand

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