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by Robert Jew,Carol J. Farley

Category: Geography and Cultures
Subcategory: Children
Author: Robert Jew,Carol J. Farley
ISBN: 0688127762
ISBN13: 978-0688127763
Language: English
Publisher: Lothrop Lee & Shepard (August 1, 2001)
Pages: 32
Fb2 eBook: 1238 kb
ePub eBook: 1263 kb
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Although based on a story in Frances Carpenter's Tales of a Korean Grandmother (Tuttle, 1972) and embellished further with the addition of the young gardener, this well-written tale is grounded in fact explained in the extensive notes.

The King's Secret book. Carol Farley's rich narrative and Robert Jew's lush, glowing paintings bring alive for young readers the fascinating legend of how Korea's hangeul alphabet was invented.

In ''The King's Secret,'' Carol Farley takes her young readers to 15th-century Korea to tell the story of King Sejong . Together with Robert Jew's lovely illustrations, Farley's story - recommended for school-age children - is a fine introduction to a people and their culture of learning.

In ''The King's Secret,'' Carol Farley takes her young readers to 15th-century Korea to tell the story of King Sejong, the monarch who created Hangul. Hangul is a series of written characters (originally 28, now 24) that transformed Korea into a literate nation - or, rather, a nation in which the written word was not the exclusive property of an elite that had the time to master thousands of ideograms imported from China. Hangul made it possible for everyone to learn to read and write.

Carol Farley's rich narrative and Robert Jew's lush, glowing paintings. Once a story is sold to a pubisher, the author has absolutely NO say in their choice of illustrator.

Sejong, King of Korea, 1397-1450 - Juvenile fiction. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Sejong, King of Korea, 1397-1450 - Fiction. Korea - History - Fiction. Internet Archive Books.

Carol Farley's rich narrative and Robert Jew's lush, glowing paintings bring alive for young readers the fascinating legend of how Korea's hangeul alphabet was invented.

Robert Jew: 9780688127770: Books -,The King's Secret: The Legend of King Sejong: Carol J, Farley. Education & Reference The Legend of King Sejong The Kings Secret Korean Korean Education & Reference The Legend of King Sejong The Kings Secret The Kings Secret Korean The Legend of King Sejong Education & Reference Education & Reference The Legend of King Sejong The Kings Secret Korean. Пройдите тренинг по личностному росту. Получите на почту курс на 1-й день 7-дневного тренинга абсолютно БЕСПЛАТНО.

the legend of King Sejong. Based on Korean legends.

My Reading Log. My Lists. the legend of King Sejong. Published 2001 by HarperCollins in . Written in English. Sejong King of Korea (1397-1450).

King Sejong the Great: The Light of Fifteenth-Century Korea. International Circle of Korean Linguistics, 1997. The Kings's Secret: The Legend of King Sejong. New York: HarperCollins, 2001. Children's Books Farley, Carol . and Robert Jew. Boston: Charles E. Tuttle, 2004. Park, Linda Sue. A Single Shard. New York: Clarion Books, 2001.

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With the help of a scholar and a young gardener, the wise king of Korea introduces an alphabet that will enable his people to read and write in their own language.
Comments to eBook The King's Secret: The Legend of King Sejong
Nagor
The story in this book helps children learn about King Sejong, an extraordinary Korean king. It also includes an accurate historical summary of his life and work at the back, so it can be used for grade school research on heroes.

King Sejong created the Korean alphabet, Hangul, because he wanted every person in Korea to be able to read and write. This was an extremely unusual attitude in the 14th century. He was unusual in many other respects, bringing more scholarship and fairer laws to Korea throughout his reign. This book provides a great introductions a worthy hero.
Llathidan
As someone, who have attended dozens of children's book workshops, I would like to comment on some of the reviews posted here that condemn this book due to the illustrations. Once a story is sold to a pubisher, the author has absolutely NO say in their choice of illustrator. Therefore blaming the author for "bad" illustrations is a gross inaccuracy. The author's primary responsibility in writing a children's book is to make sure the text engages both young and mature audience. I thought the story was well-written with much sensitivity while celebrating the invention of the Korean alphabet. In regards to the illustrations, I think we should give iillustrator, Mr. Jew some credit. To tackle a story of this magnitude where there are no research pictures of 15th century life in Korea,is no small feat. I would have to imagine he used illustrations from other early masters for his research. I don't think the illustrations deserve such harsh critism-as I'm sure other published illustrators would probably not want to embark on a story that involves so much research. Long hours are also spent painting realistically which is a harder feat where you have to make the characters consistent from page to page. Overall, I think the book is worth the read because it is a fascinating look on the importance of literacy and the power of reading.
Tygralbine
In today's global world, publishers and illustrators can no longer get away with this kind of laziness and disrespect. No one would publish a story book set in Russia or France and illustrate it with people, clothing and buildings that look all wrong. One reviewer's claim that there are no "research pictures of 15th century life in Korea" is both ignorant and false. There is plenty of historical record that speaks of the clothing, customs and architecture of the day. Ten minutes' rudimentary research would have revealed innumerable visual sources that might have informed this work, including Korean paintings from the 15th century with many depictions of the costume, architecture and other details of the time. Instead, it appears that Mr. Jew felt free to do no research whatsoever. Apparently he figured no one would notice or care. It appears he doesn't even know where Korea is, exactly, as the fauna is all wrong for a temperate zone. No wonder people think the story is set in India... the vegetation in this book is tropical.

Another commenter claims we shouldn't keep the book from children "just because the illustrations don't suit you." Actually, it's a disservice to children to read them this book. It's not that the illustrations "don't suit" me; it's that they are an insult to the people and culture of Korea, the purported subject of this book. We who object to the book do so out of respect to the children, not out of some baseless personal peeve.

Illustrations absolutely do matter. These are called PICTURE books for a reason. Children learn at least as much from the illustrations as they do from the text. They pick up myriad clues about places, cultures and historical eras not only from illustration details (which should therefore obviously be absolutely correct) but from the artist's choices of palette, materials and style. This book fails on every count. Vote with your dollars, please.
NiceOne
It is a shame that there is apocryphal evidence of errors given for this book claiming that unnamed Koreans think this book is inaccurate with Yoo Kyung Sung, a scholar from South Korea includes this as the number one book in his list of children's books about Korea. See this link: [...]. I have found this book very valuable in introducing not only Korea and Hangul to students, but also the concept that literacy is an essential part of democracy. It is also a great way to talk about phonics and how strange English is!

It seems easy enough to combat the errors in the drawings with other pictures. This book deserves a higher rating.
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