Wednesday, January 18, 2012
This year, I am putting on my traditional clothes and going to speak at my angel's school. To make things interesting, I am bringing my dragon puppet and sharing a traditional Korean folk tale - a picture book, in English; fun for any age. I need a dragon tale!
I began looking for stories from a land far away, namely Korea and discovered some fun, well-written books with traditional Korean folk tales. I have listed my choices below and would encourage you to go on your own hunt for dragon tales. Take a trip to your local library, shop at Amazon or visit the nearest bookstore to find other fun books that will usher in the lunar new year on a cross-cultural note.
These were my finds:
Korean Children's Favorite Stories by Kim So-Un and Jeong Kyoung-Sim
The Land of the Dragon King and Other Korean Stories by Gillan McClure
Rabbit And the Dragon King: Based on a Korean Folktale by Daniel San Souci and Eujin Kim Neilan
The Firekeeper's Son by Linda Sue Park and Julie Downing