Tales Of A Korean Grandmother Author:Frances Carpenter The children of the Kim family knew of many ways to spend the long, leisurely days in the Inner Court, but best of all they liked to hear the stories of their wise old grandmother, Halmoni. Korea, the little country that "was like a bone between two dogs," proudly cherished a folklore as colorful as its neighbors China and Japan. And Halmoni kne... more »w all the womnderful fairy tales and folk tales that were the cream of thousands of years of Korean life.
Thirty-two of these rich Korean folk tales, each an enchanting mixture of fact, fancy, and genuine folklore, are told against the life--past and present--of the Kim family. The quality of the author's re-telling and her qualifications as a superb storyteller make a book to please anyone not too old in spirit to enjoy folk tales.
Illustrated with reproductions of Korean paintings.« less