A book about poker-faced Teacher Deadpan and children’s school days.
- Book Intro
A teacher who’s always there for her students
The children in the third grade and classroom B likes their impassive teacher Deadpan very much. Unlike other teachers who just flash a big smile, she listens to their stories very earnestly. Her seemingly unemotional comments and assignments genuinely help them resolve their problems. The children know well that if she weren’t so attentive to them, then it would be impossible to do what she does. Teacher Deadpan is always with them inside and outside of school, wherever they are and in their hearts as well. What a big comfort for them to have a teacher they can run to in times of joy and sorrow and to whom they can show off and confide in.
We, who are maturing together, are all major players
The twenty-one people, that is, including Teacher Deadpan and her twenty students of the third grade in Class B, are the protagonists of this book. There is no one who isn’t special. Everyone has his or her problem. They assist one another with their problems and play a role in helping one another grow up.
The elementary school is the setting of the book but the stories also take place outside of it. In addition to a simple school life, the book shows in detail the problems that arise in children’s daily lives and how they go about solving them. The children will cry and laugh together and they become stronger and deeper little people.
Conveying the truthful heart
The children are writing to the teacher they are thankful to. Everyone expresses oneself differently. Some will write a long letter, some a short one, while others will draw a letter or write as in a diary. Some don’t even put in writing their name on the letter. But the important thing is they all feel the same way for Teacher Deadpan—regardless of how different their expressions are. Their hearts shine with earnestness. Readers will discover the hidden stories of Teacher Deadpan and her twenty students and how thankful the student.
- About the Author
I can’t say enough how happy I was that the book Teacher Deadpan Smiled, which came before Teacher Deadpan Smiled Again, was so well-loved. Teacher Deadpan didn't show it but she, too, must have been overjoyed. Although I didn’t even ask her, she readily related the stories of her students from second semester. There are also tales of her childhood and secrets concealed here and there in the book. So please look for them!
Born in Seoul, Kim has studied visual design at Kyungwon University. She won the grand prize at Seoul Picture Book Illustration Contest in 1996 and a special prize in the 1997 Korean publication art competition and the grand prize of the Seoul illustration contest. Once in a while Kim finds herself at a loss for ideas, but the minute she dabs some paint on her brush she finds herself ready to go again. Her illustrations can be found in The magic poop man, The bean mask teacher laughed, The acorn guide, A secret that wants to be known, Boksil the dog, Fly ball, fly, What’s in our bodies?, The teacher cracker, Loser Changsoo and Leader Yongsoo, and How to win against a bully, etc.