[Korean Folk Tales 8] Brave Hong Kil-dong / The Man Who Bought the Shade Of a Tree (2nd Edition)
Kim Yong-kol / Illustrated by Kang Mi-sun, Kim Yon-kyong
22 x 22.8 cm (full color / hardcover)
English / Korean
The eighth book in a special ten-part series that looks at some of Korea's most famous folktales, "Brave Hong Kil-dong" revolves around the a son of a concubine who becomes a modern day Robin Hood when he turns into a chivalous thief who works for the cause of justice. In "The Man Who Bought the Shade of a Tree," a greedy man makes a young gentleman pay for use of a tree's shade. Only after he has rented out the space under the tree does the greedy man discover that its use is so much more valuable than simply providing shade.
용감한 홍길동: 서자로 태어났으나 정의를 위해 용감하게 싸우는 의적 홍길동에 관한 이야기 / 나무 그늘을 산 총각: 지나친 욕심을 부려서 벌어지는 해프닝에 관한 이야기.
Dr. Yong-chol Kim was born in Korea in 1931. He majored in English at Seoul National University (B.A. and M.A.) and later obtained his M.A. degree in English from the University of Hawaii. He received a Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of California, San Diego. During the 1970's, he directed an intermediate Korean course development project at the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, California.