The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly: A Novel

bySun-mi HwangTranslated byChi-Young KimIllustratorNomoco

November 26, 2013|
The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly: A Novel by Sun-mi Hwang
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The Korean Charlotte''s Web

More than 2 million copies sold

 

This is the story of a hen named Sprout. No longer content to lay eggs on command, only to have them carted off to the market, she glimpses her future every morning through the barn doors, where the other animals roam free, and comes up with a plan to escape into the wild—and to hatch an egg of her own.

An anthem for freedom, individuality and motherhood featuring a plucky, spirited heroine who rebels against the tradition-bound world of the barnyard, The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly is a novel of universal resonance that also opens a window on Korea, where it has captivated millions of readers. And with its array of animal characters—the hen, the duck, the rooster, the dog, the weasel—it calls to mind such classics in English as Animal Farm and Charlotte’s Web.

Featuring specially-commissioned illustrations, this first English-language edition of Sun-mi Hwang’s fable for our times beautifully captures the journey of an unforgettable character in world literature.
Sun-mi Hwang is a beloved writer in South Korea, where she has won many awards and published more than forty books enjoyed by adults and children alike. Born in 1963, she was uanble to attend middle school due to poverty, but thanks to a teacher who gave her a key to a classroom, she could go to the school and read books whenever she w...
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Title:The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly: A Novel
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:144 pages, 8.21 X 5.13 X 0.37 in
Shipping dimensions:144 pages, 8.21 X 5.13 X 0.37 in
Published:November 26, 2013
Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780143123200

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