Sometimes one book per country isn’t enough. Now that I’m on the lookout for international authors, their books jump out at me and I can’t refuse them even if I’ve already covered their territory. I’ve sneaked these books in between my “official” reading. I thought I’d share them with you.
The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly • Madangeul naon amtak
by Sun-mi Hwang • translated from the Korean by Chi-Young Kim • illustrations by Nomoco
Originally published in 2000 by Sakyejul Publishing Ltd., Seoul
My edition: Penguin Books, 2013 • 134 pgs
Summary: A nervy hen named Sprout escapes certain doom in the barnyard, but life in the wild — especially motherhood — presents its own set of challenges.
Time Period: Timeless
Setting: Barnyard and reservoir, assumingly in South Korea
Notes: Hwang has published over thirty books in her native South Korea, where she is a reader favorite. The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly, her most popular novel, ruled the bestseller roost for ten years and has earned her international renown.