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Sim Chung will do anything to help her father regain his sight--even dare to enter the underwater kingdom of the fierce river dragon. This beloved Korean folktale about a brave and beautiful young girl is perfect for the early independent reader. A Level 3 I Can Read It Myself book. Illustrated.
Paperback, 48 pages
Published January 1st 1993 by Bank Street
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Sarah
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My daughter and I read this as part of her South Korea unit study for homeschool. We both enjoyed this South Korean folktale. It reminded me of the story Beauty and the Beast in a lot of ways.
Medina
Jan 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
love happy endings))))
Karen Bessin
Jul 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
A retelling of a Korean folktale about a daughter who faces a dragon to demonstrate courage, respect, and loyalty. Illustrated by June Otani. (Genre: Folktale easy reader. Ages 6-9)
Erica
Oct 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I found my copy at Thriftbooks.com. It's a lovely folktale that really shows the value of family. While it focuses on filial piety, it really goes beyond that and can transcend cultures. Sim Chung's father is blind, and to restore his sight she agrees to marry the river dragon. Eventually she is reunited with her father, restores his vision, and takes her family from poverty to wealthy.
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It's a folk tale so it has an odd plot that may not resonate with kids. I just read it because it's about Korea. Beautiful illustrations.
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Not sure if it was the story or the telling, but this one fell flat for our family read-aloud.
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ELLEN SCHECTER has been published widely in print and on the web. Many of her books are for children, and her first novel, The Big Idea [Hyperion] won the Américas Award for Children’s and Young Adult Literature. She’s written and collaborated on multiple-award-winning TV for PBS, Disney, CBS, and the Discovery Channel. Not bad for someone who never grew up.

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