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The Legend of Hong Kil Dong: The Robinhood of Korea (Aesop Prize (Awards))

O'Brien, Anne Sibley

Published by Charlesbridge, 2006
ISBN 10: 1580893023 / ISBN 13: 9781580893022
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Title: The Legend of Hong Kil Dong: The Robinhood ...

Publisher: Charlesbridge

Publication Date: 2006

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition.

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Signed by Author 1580893023 This hardcover book is square and tight. The boards and spine have no wear with pristine gilt. The pages and endpages are clean, with no markings or folds. The dustjacket is As New. Original Price is intact. Not ex-lib. No remainder mark. Signed by the Author with inscription, "For Lisa and Ron"Justice and Magic!". Bookseller Inventory # 002080

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Synopsis: In this classic tale from early seventeenth-century Korea, Hong Kil Dong, the son of a powerful minister, is not entitled to a birthright because his mother is a commoner. After studying the martial arts, divination, swordplay, the uses of magic, and the wisdom of the I Ching, the Book of Changes, Hong Kil Dong sets off on a quest for his destiny. He leads a band of men to right the injustices shown to the peasants by some powerful and corrupt merchants, ministers, and monks. Hong Kil Dong can then claim his rightful role and become a wise and just leader. This graphic book captures the drama and pageantry of sixteenth-century Korea during the Chosun dynasty and pays tribute to the adventure story that became the first novel written in the Korean language.

Product Description: Hong Kil Dong is not entitled to a birthright because his mother is a commoner. After studying martial arts, divination, magic, and the wisdom of the Book of Changes, he sets off on a quest to discover his destiny and claim his rightful role.

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