Korean Folk Tales Two
Written in English and Korean For the One Who Wants to Know Korea
Korean Folk Tales
A long time ago, there lived a woodcutter. On his way back home after getting woods, a hazelnut dropped at the woodcutter’s feet from a hazelnut tree. “It’s a hazelnut. I should get it to my father.” He put it into his pocket, then another hazelnut fell. “Another hazelnut has fallen. I should give it to my mother.” He shoved it into the pocket. And another hazelnut dropped from the tree again.
Folktales gives a glimpse of the culture and daily lives of people living long years ago since folktales have been passed down by word of mouth through the generations. Also, they inspire modern story works. The same goes for Korean folktales. Korean folktales often inspire Korean dramas, movies, and novels. Through this book This book contains five stories including Dokkaebi and Hazelnut(도깨비와 개암), Oseong and Haneum(오성과 한음), The Sun and the Moon(해와 달), Heungbu and Nolbu(흥부와 놀부), and Rabbit and Turtle(토끼와 자라).