A book of 366 stories that can be read to a child for three minutes a day for one year.
- Book Intro
We tend to delude ourselves into believing that we grew up reading all of the world's masterpieces, old stories, or tales of famous people that we've heard about since childhood. It's likely because we've heard the stories many times and been exposed to famous quotes here and there. But the question is, have you really read The Little Prince from start to finish? How many people can actually answer 'Yes’? You may believe that you've read it because you know a famous part of the story where a boa constrictor is shown digesting an elephant, taking on the shape of a hat.
This book will bring you back to the imagination of Anne of Green Gables, who once made you laugh as a child. The story of Shrunken Pants will give you a chance to reflect on the love of a parent. As you read one story a day to your child, you will get a chance to interact with numerous famous protagonists. Each story is very short. If you've ever entered a forest of stories that made your heart pound,
we recommend that you run to a library or bookstore and choose a good book to read to take a closer look at the trees planted in that forest.
The book consists of 366 stories spanning nine genres. It includes 71 traditional fairy tales from textbooks, 22 works by famous authors, 60 world fairy tales, 11 stories of Greek Mythology, 89 world masterpieces, 38 old stories from 26 countries, 42 traditional fairy tales, 26 traditional nursery rhymes and lullabies, and 7 biographies.
- About the Author
Jang Jihye lives in Songdo, Incheon, Korea with her three family members and two cats—Noel, who is shy, and Yoda, who resembles his namesake from the Star Wars franchise. Jang studied children's literature at graduate school. She is a recipient of the 5.18 Literature Prize and MBC Children's Story Grand Prize. Her published books include Father's Present; The Secrets of Idiom Phone; My Grandmother Is a Big Speaker; My Friend's Name is Blue Shark; You Should Not Hurt People with Words! (co-authored); Let's Be the Protectors of the Environment Together; Should I Just Give up?; This is Dokdo-li, the Green Island of Korea; Thank You for Living; Uncle Leonardo da Vinci's Pizzeria; How Did We Become a Family?; Members of This House; and Joseph, the Stubborn Boy (co-authored).
Choi Ui-jeong began her writing career with the publication of "I Can Hear the Smell of Food" in the quarterly Poetry and Fairy Tales and received an award for children's literature at the 9th Cheongang Literary Awards in 2018. Her works include Smartphone Kingdom, Milk Cap War, and Lighting the Way with Tears.
9Jedit is an illustrator who records moments by writing and painting stories. 9Jedit put down the violin, which she had played for ten years, and studied illustration in the United Kingdom. Believing in the magic of consistency, she paints pictures and writes every single day. She concentrates on discovering beautiful moments in everyday life and in dreams that pass by. She wants to convey warm emotions to her readers through her colors and stories. She enjoys a heart-warming tale, the moon and stars in the night sky, and a sky with clouds floating by. She is the author of the book, Everything Will Be Okay Like Magic.
Seoul Printing Center, 2019, 14th Seoul Printing Awards, Special Excellence Award
"Read a story to your child for just three minutes a day. In that brief moment, the child will receive the love and interest of parents, the power of the story itself, and the ability to understand context in their little body and mind." - Choi Seung-pil, 2019 (Author of A Brainiac's Study Methods)