This book is a beautifully illustrated, captivating collection of Korean folk tales which are still being told, just as they have been for generations. Some are peculiar to Korea, while others echo those told in other countries. Written with wit and pathos, they unveil the inevitable foibles of people everywhere and expose the human-like qualities of animals and the animal-like qualities of humans.
Kim So-un was an eminent Korean storyteller and a specialist in Korean poetry and folklore. A former journalist for a major newspaper and chief editor of the Korean Children's Educational Institute, he published some two dozen books during his lifetime, including anthologies of poetry, folk tales, folklore, folk songs and critical essays. Kim So-un is the author of Korean Children's Favorite Stories. Artist: Jeong Kyoung-Sim is a graduate of the College of Fine Arts at Seoul National University. She has illustrated five books for children and three for adults. In her work she uses traditional colors and painting methods to express a sense of Korean aesthetics. Jeong Kyoung-Sim is the illustrator of Korean Children's Favorite Stories.