The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly (Prebound)
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December 2013 Indie Next List
“You will not soon forget the impact of this modern Korean fable. The values of hope, determination, faithfulness, and sacrifice are exemplified by the hen named Sprout. She hopes for freedom and motherhood and finds much more in the world beyond her cage. This English translation of the bestselling book, illustrated charmingly throughout, will become a classic.”
— staff, MacDonald Book Shop, Estes Park, CO
The 2-million-copy bestselling modern fable from Korea that is winning hearts around the world
This is the story of a hen named Sprout. No longer content to lay eggs on command only to have them carted off to the market, she glimpses her future every morning through the barn doors, where the other animals roam free, and comes up with a plan to escape into the wild--and to hatch an egg of her own. An anthem for individuality and motherhood, "The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly" has captivated millions of readers in Korea, where it is a contemporary classic. Now the novel is making its way around the world, where it has the potential to inspire generations of readers the way" Jonathan Livingston Seagull" or "The Alchemist" have. And with Nomoco's evocative illustrations throughout, this first English-language edition beautifully captures the journey of an unforgettable character in world literature.
About the Author
Sun-mi Hwang is a celebrated writer in South Korea, where she has published more than twenty books and won many awards. She lives in Seoul, South Korea.
Chi-Young Kim is the translator of the nationally bestselling Korean novel "Please Look After Mom" by Kyung-Sook Shin. She lives in California.
Nomoco is a Japanese designer and illustrator currently based in London. She has exhibited her work in solo and group exhibitions in London, Milan, Tokyo, Singapore, and New York. She also produces work under her full name Kazuko Nomoto.