TALES OF A KOREAN GRANDMOTHER by Frances Carpenter
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TALES OF A KOREAN GRANDMOTHER

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Enchanting book for folk-lore fanciers, as well as fresh, stimulating material on the little known culture and traditions of Korea. 32 Korean folk tales told against a background of Korean family life by an author who knows her material. The illustrations are reproductions of rare paintings purchased by the author's father, a geographer who bought them in Korea in 1870 -- before Japan had smashed the peace of the country. The moral wisdom and clear, simple form of these tales give them the true folk flavor, and the life of the Kim family is woven into the story and brought up to date in a final section on Korea today.

Pub Date: Nov. 6th, 1947
ISBN: 0804810435
Publisher: Doubleday