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The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly - Kim Chi-Young, Sun-mi Hwang, Nomoco
The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly
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This is the story of a hen named Sprout. No longer content to lay eggs on command only to have them carted off to the market, she glimpses her future every morning through the barn doors, where the other animals roam free, and comes up with a plan to escape into the wild—and to hatch an egg of... show more
This is the story of a hen named Sprout. No longer content to lay eggs on command only to have them carted off to the market, she glimpses her future every morning through the barn doors, where the other animals roam free, and comes up with a plan to escape into the wild—and to hatch an egg of her own. An anthem for individuality and motherhood, The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly has captivated millions of readers in Korea, where it is a contemporary classic. Now the novel is making its way around the world, where it has the potential to inspire generations of readers the way Jonathan Livingston Seagull or The Alchemist have. And with Nomoco?s evocative illustrations throughout, this first English-language edition beautifully captures the journey of an unforgettable character in world literature.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780143123200 (0143123203)
ASIN: 143123203
Publisher: Penguin
Pages no: 144
Edition language: English
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Melissa Wiebe's Blogs
Melissa Wiebe's Blogs rated it
3.0
I wasn't exactly enamoured with the book and had a bit of difficulty getting through the book. It's not that I don't enjoy reading fables, its just that the meaning is sometimes lost on me and that I have a tendency for me to possibly to read too much into a story, which I possibly did in this inst...
Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it
5.0 This is why indie Bookstores are a must
One wonders if Aesop knew how much of good thing he had when he wrote his fables, that years and years later, that the idea of animal characters being used as allegory would still be current. Today, most people think of Animal Farm when discussing allegories using animals, but perhaps in later years...
Reading Junkie
Reading Junkie rated it
4.0
Sprout is an egg laying hen who dreams of living outside and hatching an egg. This tale could have turned sappy or depressing, but it stayed engaging and touching, thanks to Ms. Hwang's beautiful writing. Sprout is smart and resourceful in pursuing her dreams, even through adversity. You even fee...
Beamis12
Beamis12 rated it
3.5 The Hen who dreamed she could fly.
South Korean novelette that can be read as a morality tale, a fable, or a metaphor. I just know that I absolutely adore Sprout, she is one plucky chicken that goes against the established routines at the farm to fulfill her desires. Of course she has quite a bit of luck and quite a few trials. It i...
Skinny Dipping Into Books
Skinny Dipping Into Books rated it
2.5 The hen that flew into a brick wall
NETGALLEY Laced with a heavy emphasis on themes such as family, transition, adulthood, and death, this novel traces the life of a hen, her offspring, and the various life transitions speckled in between. This simple tale recalls previous works, including charlotte's Web, Love You Forever, as well as...
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