This book invites readers to a thinking trip with Pinocchio in search of answers to seven questions.
- Book Intro
(French) Un voyage en pensée avec Pinocchio.
Le livre raconte l'histoire de Pinocchio, un élève de CM2 à l'école primaire, et d'une fée qui pense que nous ne sommes que dans le monde imaginaire, qui partent ensemble pour un voyage imaginaire. Pinocchio rencontre une fée au chapeau conique vert qui semble n'exister que dans son imagination et part pour sept voyages imaginaires en sept jours. Le premier jour, Pinocchio partage ses réflexions sur les tableaux du même peintre surréaliste, Salvador Dali, lors d'un voyage dans un monde imaginaire avec une fée verte. Le deuxième jour, il raconte l'histoire du thème central du livre, "Être différent n'est pas mauvais". Le sixième jour, Pinocchio rencontre la déesse Gaia et trouve des réponses à ses questions. Enfin, le septième jour, Pinocchio obtient la conclusion finale de sa question.
(English) A Thinking Trip with Pinocchio
This book describes a thinking trip that Pinocchio who is a fifth grade student in elementary school takes with a fairy who is believed to exist only in our imagination. Pinocchio meets a fairy with a green cone hat who is believed to exist only in his imagination, and goes on seven trips for seven days. The story unfolds in two worlds: a real world and an imaginary world. Since the author had great inspiration from Hermann Hesse in his adolescence, she borrowed the frame of the two worlds from Demian, as an homage to Hesse's novel.
On the thinking trip with the fairy, Pinocchio contemplates his own questions through a method of inquiry and a dialog method that remind us of the Socratic method. On the first day, Pinocchio travels the imaginary world with the fairy and discusses drawings of surrealist painters like Salvador Dali. On the second day, he specifically talks about ""different is not wrong,"" which is the main theme of this book. On the third day, he discovers what is the most precious for us, and on the fourth day, he meets Hermann Hesse and discusses one of his works titled Das Glasperlenspiel, and in the course of the discussion, he happens to find answers to his own questions. On the fifth day, Pinocchio and the fairy talk about birth and death, which are two sides of the same coin in our lives. On the sixth day, Pinocchio is invited to an underground festival and meets the Goddess of Gaia, and searches for answers to his own questions. Lastly, on the seventh day, Pinocchio ultimately reaches a final conclusion over all of his own questions.
A Thinking Trip with Pinocchio is in a structure of having travels in search of seven questions for seven days. What makes this story more special is that at the end of each trip for the day, ""a ring of thinking"" that connects Pinocchio's question and answer is summarized in a short sentence, which is pleasant and witty like a children's verse. This gives readers a chance to meditate on Pinocchio's questions and answers that you might carelessly pass. In the form of wrap-up, it starts with ""thoughts follow one after another"" and practices of creating a ring of thinking are repeated up to chapter 7. As the readers come to learn the structure of ""oh, that?"" followed by the ""answer"" that unfolds like joyful children's poem, they can develop their own way of thinking unwittingly. This book contains very special illustrations that can make children's thinking trips more interesting and abundant. The illustrations include famous philosophers such as Nietzsche and Chuang-tzu that are met on the trip.
- About the Author
As an elementary school student, Cho Sunwoo was full of curiosity and passion so that Cho made class newspapers including a four-frame comic strip with Cho’s talented friends and sold the papers to the classmates. Cho graduated from Pohang elemenatary school, Pohang girls' middle school, and Pohang girls' high school. After graduating from Yoengnam University as a philosophy major, Cho came up to Seoul in pursuit of Cho’s dream. Although Cho did not like going to school, Cho is deeply related to education. Cho completed a course in teaching at university and obtained a secondary teaching certificate. In addition, Cho also worked as a reporter accredited to Seoul City Office of Education for Education News of which main readers are middle- and high-school teachers.
Cho Sunwoo authored Writer Hunting, Wicked Dream Interpretation, How Can We Become a Book Sommelier, Pattern Recognition Reading Method (using Western Philosophy History), Humanities in My Hand: the Gate of Dream, and To You Who Dreams of Publishing, and the like. Humanities in My Hand: the Gate of Dream (written by Cho Sunwoo) was selected as Recommended Book by Teachers Who Make Warm World with Books (summer of 2018), and is expected to be introduced as an entry work in the 2019 Frankfurt International Book Fair.
Cho published articles titled New Contents Are Sources of National Wealth (December 24, 2010) and Society Where Hipocracy Dominates Everything (August 19, 2011) in Segye Ilbo. Currently, as the president of Noble with Books Publishing, Cho wholehartedly tries to make creative, unique books wiht the slogan, "Doing Philosophy through Publication!."
Lee Aeyoung is an illustrator using artist name Hato (drawing calligrapher). She authored Irresistible Watercolor Calligraphy (2016). Her works include F&B brochures and wall illustrations at Starfield Hanam, Goyang, and Trade Center, F&B brochures for Shinsegye Department Store Gangnam and Daegu, and Shinsegye application illustrations, calligraphies in filmography videos of actors/actresses, for example, Jeon Do Yeon, Yu A In, Go Su, and Ryu Seong Ryong produced by CJ Entertainment, title calligraphies such as Stay With Me, New Po Cheong Cheon, and Location, and public transportation advertisement of Lezhin Comics.
She illustrated Pinocchio, Let's Go on a Trip with Economy, Humanities in My Hand: the Gate of Dream, Stories of Indians that Wind Tells, Answers to 30 Questions in Life, 13 Ways of Thinking that Makes You out of Tiresome Life, and the like.