It is a book about the remarkable Korean tiger by Kang Hyesook, a picture book author and illustrator and captivated the attention of the children around the world.
- Book Intro
(English) Tiger's Party
The tiger from an old tale transgresses time and stands before us!
The tiger, a most scary animal yet sometimes clownish and funny has lived alongside the ancestors of Korea. Inspired by this Korean tiger, Kang Hyesook, the author, created vivacious and individualistic tiger brothers based on diverse historical records, folk paintings, and folktales. She reconstructed the tigers that appear in different tales as brothers who were born of the same mother on the same day and hour and they are gathered at their birthday party and tell their stories to each other in a comical setting. The book, Tiger’s Party, gives a strong impression to the readers, starting with its cover. A tiger is shown with glaring eyes and mouth agape, thereby revealing its huge incisors, and underneath him are the animals trudging the mountain slope with a gift sack. With its claws up, the tiger, mountain hero, looks pleased, looking down at the trail of animals coming to his party. It looks like he is looking forward to the gifts he will receive or maybe he is excited about feasting on his guests. When you turn the page, the character “虎,” which is the Chinese character for tiger, fills the cotton bound page like a talisman and a line of animals traversing the slopes. And when they enter the big open mouth of the tiger, like a cave, the stories of the tiger brothers, the hosts of the birthday party, will be revealed. It is a signal for a re-creation of a beginning of pre-existing traditional fairy tales. Starting with folktales that readers are familiar with, as well as unfamiliar ones, the nine short tales are told from the tigers’ point of view and provide readers with great fun to rehash the old stories. On the last page of the book, the nine traditional tales, which are the basis of the tiger’s stories, are presented for a better understanding of the book. In addition, humor and wit are interspersed in small details with the illustrations and will capture the reader’s eye and attention with their unique charm. The book, much beloved by the children around the world, offers drawings that are powerful and uninhibited yet contain subtle meaning in all their details. This book that shows the Korean colors with a bright “fluorescent” palette as well as the illustrator’s unique touch will be worth keeping for a long time, not to mention guaranteeing the readers with much enjoyment from reading it.
- About the Author
(English) She is a picture book author who creates stories and illustrations to build her own kingdom. She studied digital content design in graduate school. Her debut work, "Kkoriya? Kkoriya!" received the Prix P'tits Momes, the best picture book award chosen by children in Geneva, Switzerland in 2010, and Le Prix Nord Isere, awarded by libraries in the northern region of France in 2011. She has written and illustrated books such as "The Sports Day of the Seven Colored Fairies", "Star World", and "The Sun on a Cart".
(Russian) Автор в магистратуре изучала дизайн цифровых контентов. "Хвост, ты где?" стала ее дебютом. И в 2010 г. на Женевском конкурсе получила премия Prix P'tits Mômes. В 2011 г. - премия Prix Nord Isere библиотек севера Франции. Но более всего эта книга получила много восторженных отзывов читателей.
Помимо этой книги автор издала "Стать самым злым монстром в мире", "Солнце в повозке", "Лисенок Чё говорит", "Волшебное время солнца, звезд и луны", "Звездный мир", "Рождество 1 2 3" и др.