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The Love of Two Stars: A Korean Legend
In this ancient Korean folktale, Kyonu and Jingnyo, a farmer and a weaver, live in a kingdom in the starry sky. They fall in love the moment they meet, forgetting all about the cattle to care for and the cloth to be made. This angers the king of the starry realm, who separates them and tells them that they can meet in the Milky Way once a year, on the seventh day of the ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published August 9th 2005 by Groundwood Books
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Kyonu, a farmer and Jingnyo, a weaver, live in a kingdom in the starry sky. After meeting by chance in a beautiful garden, they fall madly in love and from then on are never apart. This results in Kyonu and Jingnyo becoming careless of their tasks as Kyonu's cattle falls ill and Jingnyo is longer weaving. Their actions anger the King of the starry realm and separates them by sending Kyonu to the End of the East and Jingnyo to the End of the West. In order to lessen the burden of being separated, ...more