- The Magic Gem answers the question why do dogs and cats fight? When the house feline recovers the story's prized title jewel, the family dog bears a grudge that is passed down through the ages.
- The Deer and the Woodcutter follows a merciful man who saves a deer's life and is rewarded with love and luck. When he's turned into a rooster, he expresses his joy each dawn through his loud crowing.
- The Tigers of the Kumgang Mountains concludes the anthology with a cautionary tale about overcoming challenges. A hunter's son sets out for revenge but instead learns that things are not always as they appear, and that persistence and sacrifice hold richer rewards.
Author: Kim So-Un
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Binding Type: Hardcover
Size: 10.10h x 7.80w x 0.70d
Audience: Ages 9-12
Kirkus Reviews 09/15/2019
About the Author
Kim So-un was an eminent Korean storyteller and a specialist in Korean poetry and folklore. A former journalist for a major newspaper and chief editor for the Korean Children's Educational Institute, he published two dozen books during his lifetime, including anthologies of poetry, folk tales, folklore, folk songs and critical essays. Kim So-un is also the author of Korean Children's Favorite Stories.