A woodcutter outwits the horrible tiger by making him believe that he is woodcutter's older brother who used to be a human. The tiger shows his dutifulness to his human mother by bringing gifts in her backyard and later follows to die after her death. This book has been translated into German as well as into English so that Children of the world could share the joy of reading it together. German / Published by HPT, Vien / ISBN 3-7004-3810-9 The story Woodcutter and Tiger Brother shows us the spirit of Korean people filled with courage and wit. It also tells us that "filial piety", or faithfulness to parents, is the prime virtue of Korean people in which human being and even a tiger believed in their spirits.
나무꾼과 호랑이 형님 어느 날 한 나무꾼이 나무하러 갔다가 배고픈 호랑이를 만나 잡아먹히게 되었는데, 나무꾼이 재치를 발휘하여 호랑이를 형님이라 부르면서 그 자리를 모면한다. 자기도 원래 인간이었고, 호랑이가 된 것을 안타까워하며 기 다리고 계시는 어머니에 대한 호랑이의 지극한 효심을 만나볼 수 있는 동화이다.
Woodcutter and Tiger Brother is retold and illustrated by Nami Rhee. She studied Graphic Design at Hong- ik University in Seoul, Korea and graduated from Art Center College of Design in USA with a major in Illustration. She is currently a visit-professor of Hong-ik University in Seoul, Korea.