The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

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FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. This modern Korean fable tells the story of a hen named Sprout who plans to escape her farm and go into the wild to hatch one of her eggs that are routinely taken from her and brought to the market.

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An Amazon Best Book of the Month, November 2013: You could read the adventures and struggles of Sprout, an egg-laying hen who escapes the coop with dreams of hatching her own chick, as a straightforward children’s book. But just like all enduring classics, peel back a few layers and The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly easily transcends the just-for-kids label by deftly tackling universal themes of individuality, nurturing the young, the cycle of life and death, the meaning of friendship, and the eternal parent-child bond. This English-language translation of the best-selling Korean novel is sparse and economical as befitting the fable-like tale, allowing phrases and moments to breathe with emotion. You’ll root for Sprout as she pluckily faces the elite barnyard coterie for a place to rest her head or as she tirelessly guards her baby from a hungry, conniving weasel. Anyone who is a parent--or has ever been loved by one--will find a moment (or two) where it’s hard to keep the tears at bay. --Bora McAteer

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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.

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