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Korean Folktales are simple & timeless stories of ordinary people, passed down from generation to generation. Now, you can enjoy five of the most well-known tales, written in English with colorful & traditionally-rendered illustrations. Now available at

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The Curse of Three-Year Hill: A Korean Folktale Retold by Dongwol Kim Roberson

The Curse of Three-Year Hill

This folktale is well known throughout Asia. The underlying story supports the idea of having a positive outlook on life.

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Korean Cinderella - Congjui & Potjui: A Korean Folktale Retold by Dongwol Kim Roberson

Korean Cinderella - Congjui & Potjui

Every culture has its own Cinderella story. This ancient fairy tale is Korea’s version. Congjui represents the Korean Cinderella.

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Two Korean Brothers - Hungboo & Nolboo: A Korean Folktale Retold by Dongwol Kim Roberson

Two Korean Brothers - Hungboo & Nolboo

A tale of two brothers - one honorable & one not. This story emphasizes the importance of love, respect & sharing.

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The Blue Frogs: A Korean Folktale Retold by Dongwol Kim Roberson

The Blue Frogs

This delightful Korean folktale has been passed down by word-of-mouth for many generations. At last, the story of the contrary blue frog children has been written for all to read and enjoy.

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Golden Ax & Silver Ax: A Korean Folktale Retold by Dongwol Kim Roberson

Golden Ax & Silver Ax

A poor Korean woodcutter’s honesty is tested by a heavenly being. This story is cherished throughout Asia.

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The Korean Folktale Collection by Dongwol Kim Roberson

The Korean Folktale Collection

Buy all five books & save $14.95! A must-have for any multi-cultural library.

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About the Author

Dongwol Kim Roberson has a doctorate in Bilingual Eduacation from Texas A&M University-Kingsville, Texas. Dr. Roberson has taught ESL at Texas A&M University-Kingsville and in addition, has over 30 years of teaching experience to elementary children including gifted and talented program. She holds a B.A in English Language & Literature from Ewha Women’s University in Seoul, Korea and a Masters of Education from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi in Corpus Christi, Texas.


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