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The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly

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ISBN13: 9780143123200
ISBN10: 0143123203
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The 2-million-copy bestselling modern fable from Korea that is winning hearts around the world.

This is the story of a hen named Sprout. No longer content to lay eggs on command, only to have them carted off to the market, she glimpses her future every morning through the barn doors, where the other animals roam free, and comes up with a plan to escape into the wild — and to hatch an egg of her own.

An anthem for freedom, individuality and motherhood featuring a plucky, spirited heroine who rebels against the tradition-bound world of the barnyard, The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly is a novel of universal resonance that also opens a window on Korea, where it has captivated millions of readers. And with its array of animal characters — the hen, the duck, the rooster, the dog, the weasel — it calls to mind such classics in English as Animal Farm and Charlotte's Web.

Featuring specially-commissioned illustrations, this first English-language edition of Sun-mi Hwang's fable for our times beautifully captures the journey of an unforgettable character in world literature.

Review:

“This simply told but absorbing fable...explores the joys of parenthood and the sacrifices required to nurture the next generation, the healing bonds of friendship, and the tug-of-war between nature and nurture. Spare but evocative line drawings...add to the subtle charm.” Publishers Weekly

Review:

“It has the plain language of a folktale but also its power of dark suggestion.” NPR.org, “The Best Books Coming Out This Week”

Review:

“An adroit allegory about life...in the vein of classics like Charlotte's Web and Jonathan Livingston Seagull....A subtle morality tale that will appeal to readers of all ages.” Kirkus Reviews

Review:

“Recalling Jonathan Livingston Seagull (1970), this slim but powerful tale will resonate with readers of all ages, who can take it at face value or delve deeper into its meditations on living courageously and facing mortality....The English translation moves smoothly and straightforwardly and is aided by graceful black-and-white illustrations.” Booklist

Synopsis:

The 2-million-copy bestselling modern fable from Korea that is winning hearts around the world.

This is the story of a hen named Sprout. No longer content to lay eggs on command only to have them carted off to the market, she glimpses her future every morning through the barn doors, where the other animals roam free, and comes up with a plan to escape into the wild — and to hatch an egg of her own. An anthem for individuality and motherhood, The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly has captivated millions of readers in Korea, where it is a contemporary classic. Now the novel is making its way around the world, where it has the potential to inspire generations of readers the way Jonathan Livingston Seagull or The Alchemist have. And with Nomoco's evocative illustrations throughout, this first English-language edition beautifully captures the journey of an unforgettable character in world literature.

About the Author

Sun-mi Hwang is a celebrated writer in South Korea, where she has published more than twenty books and won many awards. She lives in Seoul, South Korea.

Chi-Young Kim is the translator of the nationally bestselling Korean novel Please Look After Mom by Kyung-Sook Shin. She lives in California.

Nomoco is a Japanese designer and illustrator currently based in London. She has exhibited her work in solo and group exhibitions in London, Milan, Tokyo, Singapore, and New York. She also produces work under her full name Kazuko Nomoto.

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Reading teacher, January 1, 2014 (view all comments by Reading teacher)
It is hard to believe how many complex themes this slim volume is capable of exploring in a simply told fable starring a hen named Sprout. The English version of this Korean tale includes ink illustrations that add even more charm to the story. This is the perfect book club choice for those that complain they don't have time to read a long book. Although the read is quick, the story, the characters, and the conflicts explored provide much material for great discussions. You will find yourself thinking about Sprout, Straggler, and Greentop long after you finish the story!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780143123200
Author:
Hwang, Sun-mi
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Translator:
Kim, Chi-Young
Illustrator:
Nomoco
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
20131126
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.06 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 144 pages Penguin Books - English 9780143123200 Reviews:
"Review" by , “This simply told but absorbing fable...explores the joys of parenthood and the sacrifices required to nurture the next generation, the healing bonds of friendship, and the tug-of-war between nature and nurture. Spare but evocative line drawings...add to the subtle charm.”
"Review" by , “It has the plain language of a folktale but also its power of dark suggestion.”
"Review" by , “An adroit allegory about life...in the vein of classics like Charlotte's Web and Jonathan Livingston Seagull....A subtle morality tale that will appeal to readers of all ages.”
"Review" by , “Recalling Jonathan Livingston Seagull (1970), this slim but powerful tale will resonate with readers of all ages, who can take it at face value or delve deeper into its meditations on living courageously and facing mortality....The English translation moves smoothly and straightforwardly and is aided by graceful black-and-white illustrations.”
"Synopsis" by , The 2-million-copy bestselling modern fable from Korea that is winning hearts around the world.

This is the story of a hen named Sprout. No longer content to lay eggs on command only to have them carted off to the market, she glimpses her future every morning through the barn doors, where the other animals roam free, and comes up with a plan to escape into the wild — and to hatch an egg of her own. An anthem for individuality and motherhood, The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly has captivated millions of readers in Korea, where it is a contemporary classic. Now the novel is making its way around the world, where it has the potential to inspire generations of readers the way Jonathan Livingston Seagull or The Alchemist have. And with Nomoco's evocative illustrations throughout, this first English-language edition beautifully captures the journey of an unforgettable character in world literature.

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