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Choi, Yangsook
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1997
IL K-3, RL 2.8
ISBN 0679983864
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Yangsook Choi takes an oral Korean folklore and writes and illustrates it in story form 
I chose this story because it can make children aware that each culture has fairy tales and can shed cultural awareness. This Korean story The Sun Girl and the Moon Boy  the children wait patiently for their mother and exercise obedience. The book is illustrated superbly and the readers will find this story line does have a familiar and similar story line of an American fairy tale. The suspense ("What's that you carrying on your head lady"?) will keep the readers turning pages. 

Choi honors her grandmother and her culture by  writing out this story, so many more people can enjoy  reading this folklore around the world. Just as the sun and moon shed light so does this Korean fairy tale give us insight into children in other countries.  (Theresa Holman,, college student)

SUBJECTS:     Fairy tales.
                        Folklore -- Korea.
                        Tigers -- Folklore.

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