This book focuses on the serious problem of school bullying and delivers a story of growth as children overcome bullying.
- Book Intro
Jeonghwa, the main character, wants to be friends with Mihi Yang, the most popular girl in the class. Jeonghwa wants to join Yangpa, a group consisting of followers of Mihi. After joining the group, Jeonghwa feels so happy and excited, but soon realizes that Yangpa members bully other classmates. Yangpa has a rival called Jeongseon and the members target former members that have joined Jeongseon with bullying behavior. In this state, Jeonghwa feels so uncomfortable and distressed she eventually transfers to another school. By pointing out the wrongdoings to Mihi, Jeonghwa decides not to let the same thing happen again. In the second volume, as if nothing happened, a new student called Dasom transfers to school. When Dasom, who is good at studying and has an affable character, attracts attention from the class, Mihi expresses blatant hostility to Dasom. Yangpa members, trying hard not to upset Mihi, stick together to shun Dasom. Jeonghwa, who resolved not to let the same thing happen again, makes an effort to bridge the growing gap between Yangpa members and Dasom, but feels overwhelmed when she realizes it is too much to deal with alone. She starts to worry over the matter.
- About the Author
Graduating from the graduate school of Korean Language Education at Kyunghee University, Mun Sunee won the annual spring literary contest by Munhwa Ilbo with her children’s poem Father in 1996 and the Noonnoppi Literary Award with her children’s poem Star in the same year. In 2000, Mun received the grand prize in the long story category of MBC Creative Children’s Story Award with My Secret Diary. Mun also received the grand prize in the creative script contest category of the 9th Changbi ‘Good Children’s Book Award’ with The GMO Children in 2005. Mun has written My Secret Diary, Jackie’s Earth Trip, The Diary of Yangpa the School Girl Bullies, The Last Gift from My Mom, Into the Bug Hole, My Friend Kang Manki and My Friend Hedgehog.
(English) Author Park Cheolmin studied oriental painting at Chugye University for the Arts, and received awards from the Grand Arts Exhibition of Korea(大韓民國美術大展), the Grand Arts Exhibition of Misul Segye(美術世界 大賞展), and the NOMA Concours for Children's Picture Book Illustrations of Japan. Park was invited to enter the Biennial of Illustration Bratislava (BIB) In 2003 and 2005. Park was also selected for invited artist in Japan Chihiro Art Museum with his creative picture book Going for a Monster Hunt in 2006. He also won the Korean Children's Book Award and was selected as the author of the year at the Bologna Children's Book Fair. His picture books include Second Cousin; I'm Going to Catch the Monster!; Yeon Orang and Se Onyeo; The Moonlight Train; and Children in the Silver Paper Drawing, and for children, he wrote The Diary of Yangpa the School Girl Bullies 1, 2; That Whale, Lightning; Echo; Sunsaeng, the Boatsman Who Saved the Donghak Army; Rabbit and Dragon King; Thousand Eyes; Ryuta the Independence Activist and So What if You Are the President.
(French) Né à Séoul, il a obtenu son diplôme de l’Université Chugye en arts orientaux et reçu le prix du Salon national de la Corée, le Grand prix mondial des beaux-arts, et le prix du Concours international NOMA de livres jeunesse au Japon. Il a été mentionné en tant qu’artiste de l’année à la Foire du livre de jeunesse de Bologne et le prix de la littérature jeunesse coréenne. Il a publié Gyuri au musée, cousin lointain, Je pars attraper les monstres !, Train au clair de lune, et illustré Journal de l’Onion exclu, écho.
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