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Maya and the Turtle

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andlt;bandgt;WINNER OF THE INTERNATIONAL 2013-2014 MORNING CALM MEDALandlt;/Bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt; Poverty is all Maya has ever known, but she doesn't allow it to stop her from caring for her father, and others, as best she can. Kind and gentle, she is a lovely young girl who always puts others first. One day, she finds a little turtle and takes him home, raising and loving him, never knowing that he will play an instrumental part in her destiny.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Similar to andlt;iandgt;The Korean Cinderellaandlt;/iandgt;, andlt;iandgt;Maya and the Turtleandlt;/iandgt;, is an original Korean fairy tale by authors John Stickler and Soma Han that teaches children that the road to greatness lies in selflessness and that the loving kindness of a pure heart can awaken great love and power in another. Beautifully illustrated by Han, this book contains fascinating bits of information about Korean culture and is a poignant tale about the rewards of kindness, patience and courage.

Review:

"The husband-and-wife team of Stickler and Han retells a fairy tale from Han's childhood, in which a young woman's kindness and bravery are rewarded handsomely. The story has some dark moments — Maya's mother dies early on, her father later falls ill, and a village sacrifices people to combat a monster caterpillar — but ends happily for Maya, who, in true fairy tale tradition, ends up marrying a prince. Han's rough, stylized paintings pair traditional Korean costumes and settings with quirky details (the word 'love' is spelled out in leaves near Maya in one scene), while footnotes offer information about Korean culture. Ages 4 — 8. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Synopsis:

Poverty is all Maya has ever known, but she doesn't allow it to stop her from caring for her father, and others, as best she can. Kind and gentle, she is a lovely young girl who always puts others first. One day, she finds a little turtle and takes him home, raising and loving him, never knowing that he will play an instrumental part in her destiny.

Maya and the Turtle is a beautifully illustrated and poignant tale about the rewards of kindness, patience and courage, and a lesson in how true glory must be earned. Because it takes the loving kindness of a pure heart to awaken great love and power in another.

Synopsis:

"Long, long ago, in a small village in a far away land, there lived a young girl named Mayaandhellip;" And, so the story goes.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Poverty is all Maya has ever known, but she doesn't allow it to stop her from caring for her father, and others, as best she can. Kind and gentle, she is a lovely young girl who always puts others first. One day, she finds a little turtle and takes him home, raising and loving him, never knowing that he will play an instrumental part in her destiny.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;iandgt;Maya and the Turtleandlt;/iandgt; is a beautifully illustrated and poignant tale about the rewards of kindness, patience and courage, and a lesson in how true glory must be earned. Because it takes the loving kindness of a pure heart to awaken great love and power in another.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Children will learn about Korean culture through this charming original fairy tale.

About the Author

andlt;Bandgt;Soma Hanandlt;/bandgt; is a native of Korea. After studying under Korea's leading sculptor Lee II Young, she earned a BA in literature as well as a BFA from the California College of Arts and Crafts. Soma is a painter, sculptor, mosaic artist and book illustrator whose work has been exhibited in galleries in the U.S., Korea and Hong Kong.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;John C. Sticklerandlt;/bandgt; is a graduate of Yale University, and spent thirteen years in Korea working in advertising and news reporting. He has had a long career in letters, including publishing, editing and travel writing. He and Soma live in California. Together they co-authored andlt;iandgt;Land of Morning Calm: Korean Culture Then and Nowandlt;/iandgt; (Shens Books).

Product Details

ISBN:
9780804842778
Author:
Stickler, John C
Publisher:
Tuttle Publishing
Author:
Stickler, John C.
Author:
Han, Soma
Author:
Stickler, Soma Han
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore / Country & Ethnic
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
Historical - Asia
Subject:
Korean cinderella; multicultural childrens books; fairy tales; fairy tale books; Korean books for kids
Subject:
Korean culture; Korean Cinderella; Korean fairy tale
Edition Description:
Hardcover with Jacket
Series:
No Series
Publication Date:
20120931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to 2
Language:
English
Illustrations:
21 color illustrations
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
11 x 8.5 in
Age Level:
from 4 up to 4

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Product details 32 pages Tuttle Publishing - English 9780804842778 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "The husband-and-wife team of Stickler and Han retells a fairy tale from Han's childhood, in which a young woman's kindness and bravery are rewarded handsomely. The story has some dark moments — Maya's mother dies early on, her father later falls ill, and a village sacrifices people to combat a monster caterpillar — but ends happily for Maya, who, in true fairy tale tradition, ends up marrying a prince. Han's rough, stylized paintings pair traditional Korean costumes and settings with quirky details (the word 'love' is spelled out in leaves near Maya in one scene), while footnotes offer information about Korean culture. Ages 4 — 8. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by , Poverty is all Maya has ever known, but she doesn't allow it to stop her from caring for her father, and others, as best she can. Kind and gentle, she is a lovely young girl who always puts others first. One day, she finds a little turtle and takes him home, raising and loving him, never knowing that he will play an instrumental part in her destiny.

Maya and the Turtle is a beautifully illustrated and poignant tale about the rewards of kindness, patience and courage, and a lesson in how true glory must be earned. Because it takes the loving kindness of a pure heart to awaken great love and power in another.

"Synopsis" by , "Long, long ago, in a small village in a far away land, there lived a young girl named Mayaandhellip;" And, so the story goes.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Poverty is all Maya has ever known, but she doesn't allow it to stop her from caring for her father, and others, as best she can. Kind and gentle, she is a lovely young girl who always puts others first. One day, she finds a little turtle and takes him home, raising and loving him, never knowing that he will play an instrumental part in her destiny.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;iandgt;Maya and the Turtleandlt;/iandgt; is a beautifully illustrated and poignant tale about the rewards of kindness, patience and courage, and a lesson in how true glory must be earned. Because it takes the loving kindness of a pure heart to awaken great love and power in another.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Children will learn about Korean culture through this charming original fairy tale.
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