According to the folk custom, if you sleep on December 31, the last day of the lunar year, that you will wake up with your eyebrows having turned white as snow. This picture book provides a reimagined interpretation of this folk myth.
- Book Intro
On the night of December 31, two children are seen whispering underneath the bed covers. They are siblings Raon and Gaon. Having read a folk custom about sleeping on the last night of the lunar year, they enter into a bet to see who will manage to fight off sleep till the end. The kids struggle to stay awake so their eyebrows won't turn white by morning. Then they're greeted by an unexpected guest. It's the Jade Rabbit! Jade Rabbit, who has come with a large sack, proposes that he will be the judge of the bet, and the children agree. Will the siblings manage to stay awake all night and protect their eyebrows from turning white?
- About the Author
Je Sungeun made her literary debut by winning a Saebeot Literary Award and won a script contest of Chuncheon Puppet Festival. She wants to write stories that make children falling into the joy of reading. Je has published Photoshop Goddess, Dancing Handkerchief, Tumult over Money, Nitpicking Center, Wide Talk Room Ghost, Sea Witch Ursula's Counseling Center, Gi Un Chan the Nostril Hair Man's Fine Dust Warning, and Doh Hani the Youtube Creator's Studio 999.
(English) Lilia was born and raised in Buenos Aires. Lilia came over to Korea and currently does various jobs including drawing illustrations in children’s stories. Lillia feels the biggest happiness when she imagines, draws, and writes the world inside picture books because she can turn herself into a rabbit, a bird, a bear, a wolf, a crocodile, a snake, and a squirrel in there. Sometimes Lillia becomes a mountain or a river, and a tree. Lillia even turns herself into spring, summer, fall, and winter. Turning herself into something else in the world of picture books is Lillia’s favorite thing to do.
(English2) Lilia was born and raised in Buenos Aires. After moving to Korea, she has illustrated books for children throughout a long career. Her fiction and illustrations can be found in Blue Duck, Ding Dong, and her illustrations can be found in New Year's Eve of the Lunar Year.
(Russian) Родился и вырос в Буэнос-Айресе. Приехав в Корею, рисовал иллюстрации для детских книг, выполняю разную деятельность помимо написания книг. Я счастливее всего, когда представляю, рисую и пишу мир книжек с картинками. Героями книжки могут стать кролики, птицы, медведи, волки, крокодилы, змеи и белки. Иногда меняются горы и реки, а также деревья. Времена года:весна, лето, осень и зима тоже сменяются. Интересно, когда всё меняется в мире книжек с картинками.