The purpose of this book is to present a glimpse of the fantasies that occupied the minds and hearts of Korean children. Although incomplete in that it does not contain every folktale of the land that has been preserved through the centuries, it is felt the ones gathered here are the most representative of this area of Korea's folklore and will offer the fairest cross-section. This book is a compilation of Korean favorite folk tales to adults as well as children. It will give dream, hope, wits and wisdom to the children.
한국 어린이들이 가장 좋아하는 전래동화 모음집 한국인들은 어릴 때부터 전래동화를 듣고 자라면서 많은 교훈을 얻는다. 여기에 수록된 이야기들은 한국의 모 든 민화 중에서 가장 대표적인 것들로 한국민화의 정수라고 하겠다.
Peter Hyun was born and raised in Korea, where he received his early education. Pursuing his studies and writing career in the United States and Europe, he was a regular contributor to the BBC Third Programme. From 1962 until he returned to Korea in 1975, he worked as a children's book editor and writer in New York.