Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Dragon Tales

Have you made your dragon hand puppet, yet?  Do you need a little inspiration for your puppet show?  How about some fun stories from a land far away?  I have just what you are looking for - Korean folk tales!
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

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