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The Deer and the Woodcutter: A Korean Folktale

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When you hear a rooster crow at the break of dawn, remember this story of the lovelorn woodcutter. After a deer teaches him how to gain a wife through treachery, the woodcutter finds a bride. But fate soon plays a nasty trick of its own.

Based on a well-known Korean folktale, this book is written and illustrated by the same author and illustrator of the bestseller Korean Ch
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Hardcover, 32 pages
Published January 1st 1900 by Tuttle Publishing
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Cara
Jan 02, 2019 rated it liked it
While this was an intriguing look at folk stories from Korea and had some nice art that matched the tale, it falls into the same traps I dislike in other fairy tales. It involves male power and control in some ways that feel abusive. I know it’s an old tale, but be cautious and make sure this isn’t the lesson you provide your kids on how relationships should start - by tricking the fairy woman.
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Mar 26, 2016 added it
Aarne-Thompson-Uther Motif #413: Marriage by Stealing Clothing
(The Dove Girl, The Selkie Girl, The Deer and the Woodcutter)
Folktale
Target audience: 4-10 years

In Korea, there lived a woodcutter who lived with his mother, but no wife. One day he saves the life of a deer from a hunter. The deer tells the woodcutter about beautiful fairies from heaven who come down to earth to bathe in a pond. If the woodcutter is able to steal the robe from one of the fairies, she will have to stay on earth and mar
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Kelsey
Jan 09, 2016 rated it liked it
I enjoyed the illustrations. A nice translation of a Korean Folktale. Not a huge fan of the whole "kidnap a fairy to make my wife" aspect.
SHOOKITHA TEA
Dec 28, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-2015
This little story was so bizarre & low key messed up. Interesting short read though. Found it on scribd. ...more
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