Woodcutter and Tiger Brother (Korean-English)
Product Descriptionby Nami Rhee (retell & illus)
size: 22.7x26.5cm 30pages. publisher: Hollym.
About this book
A woodcutter outwits a horrible tiger by making him believe that he is the woodcutter's older brother who used to be a human. The tiger shows his dutifulness to his human mother by bringing gifts in her backyard and later follows to die after her death.
This book has been translated into German as well as into English so that children of the world could share the joy of reading it together.
(German version: Published by HPT, Vien. ISBN 3-7004-3810-9)
The story Woodcutter and Tiger Brother shows us the spirit of Korean people filled with courage and wit. It also tells us that "filial piety", or faithfulness to one's parents, is the prime virtue of Korean people in which human beings and even a tiger believed in their spirits.
About the author
Woodcutter and Tiger Brother is retold and illustrated by Nami Rhee. She studied Graphic Design at Hong-ik University in Seoul, Korea and graduated from Art Center College of Design in USA with a major in Illustration. She is currently a visit-professor of Hong-ik University in Seoul, Korea.