This book is the best guide available for mothers who want to use books to better raise their children.
- Book Intro
This book is both a record kept by a mother who traveled around to libraries to practice raising her children through books as well as the growth diary of a mother who grew up with her children through books. The author sincerely captures the process of starting out on the path of effortless childcare with “library parenting” and regaining composure after being plagued by excitement, discouragement, and extreme emotions. While following the process of the author's trial and error, readers can find comfort by realizing that they are not the only ones who experience problems while raising children.
The author recommends this book to novice mothers who have just given birth and mothers raising infants and elementary school children. When you are terribly lonely, when you’re feeling restless, or when you need sincere advice, the author suggests that you seek out a nearby library instead of the cafe in front of your house or the mother of the child living next door. She guarantees that you’ll receive a warm greeting from the ever-wise Mr. Library. This book supports all the children of this age that grow with books and the mothers that wish for their children to grow as well.
- About the Author
Lee Hyejin worked intensively at her job as a local news reporter over the span of one year for Newsis and 3 years for the education planning team at Dong-A Ilbo. After getting married, she dreamed of becoming a working mother but changed her mind and chose to focus solely on raising her child. Still missing the time when she worked as a reporter, Lee began to write articles in the education sections for Real Women and JoongAng Daily. Over a period of 5 years, she experienced a mental pain not unlike that of childbirth during her struggles to avoid major interruptions to her career. Her mental state worsened, but she eventually found peace of mind at a library she happened to visit. Since then, Lee has been going to her local library as if she were a student going to school every day. Whenever she was pushed to her limit as a mother, she visited the library. She read and read until she found satisfactory answers to her questions. In this process, Lee began to experience childcare, which to her was previously unfamiliar and difficult, simply as a part of a relaxed and happy life.