Poor thing came out without a shell. Sprout is a hen in a chicken coup that simply wants to be free and some day lay an egg and become a mother - the story builds on that. I have passed my book along to others and they have loved the story as well. In my opinion it’s the only way it could end and the book still has a wonderful message, but some parents might not appreciate it. The best-selling Korean novel, marketed as “a Korean Charlotte’s Web,” loses something in translation by ELAINE CHA. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. Of course she has quite a … Reviewed in the United States on December 19, 2013. ( Log Out / Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. * The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly by Sun-Mi Hwang is a very short book that I read in one sitting. The Hen who dreamed she could fly. I just know that I absolutely adore Sprout, she is one plucky chicken that goes against the established routines at the farm to fulfill her desires. I loved the book and hated it at the same time. Paju: Sakyejul, 2000. Yes, she escapes her coop very early on (which is why I don’t feel like I’m giving away much by telling you this) but the yard animals don’t accept her. As I read on I understood the meaning and how this book was able to connect with valuable life lessons through a simple tale of a hen that wanted an egg to hatch. Poignantly but simply written with light touches of humor and lots of pulls at your heart strings. She wrote “…Finishing the book, I felt a scuffle on my chest, and I sank, full of emotion, into everything her story had told me….” (read more about Marias amazing review here). In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. We read this for book club and I think I was the only one who didn't like it. It tells the story of Sprout, a little hen stuck in a coop, who looks out to an acacia tree and wishes she could roam free. * The three main characters are Sprout (the hen), Straggler (a mallard), and Greentop (a mallard and white duck mix). At first this wasn't an easy read, I was unsure if this was a story book or if it had a hidden meaning. Not worth sending back though. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. Reviewed in the United States on March 12, 2014. Straggler brings fish to the nest and keeps the roaming weasel at bay, eventually forfeiting his life for the sake of the soon-to-be hatchling. South Korean novelette that can be read as a morality tale, a fable, or a metaphor. THE HEN WHO DREAMED SHE COULD FLY Sprout felt her heart tearing in two. Of course she has quite a … But things don’t quite work out how she plans. This is a deceptively simple fable by a South Korean author. I also think the story could have been told in 20 pages rather than drug out to over 100 pages. My only issue is that its slightly torn. * She went on an egg laying strike when she stopped eating and got culled. This was a wonderful short story. Through their actions the author touches on prejudice, adoption, the power of friendship, feeling trapped in an unhappy life, selfishness, bullying, and more. Very easy to read, I finished it in 3 hours. A beautiful book ! We all need to draw on our inner Sprout, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 23, 2020. Even the enemy (weasel) has an important and natural role to play. You have to read it to understand. I actually found myself feeling irritated with the simpleness and the one dimensional aspects of the characters and story line. I am not fond of allegorical stories and this one kind of irritated me. (Nov.), This novella, translated from Korean, explores ideals of compassion, individuality, sacrifice, and motherhood—all through a crew of barnyard animals. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. “‘Just like I’m a gatekeeper and the rooster announces the morning, you’re supposed to lay eggs in a cage. I'm so glad I decided to read this book. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 9, 2019. Confined to laying eggs in the chicken coop, scraggly hen Sprout has but a single dream: to hatch her own chick. Hwang Sun-mi (born 1963) is a South Korean author and professor who is best known for her fable The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly, which has also been made into a successful animated film in South Korea, Leafie, A Hen into the Wild. No longer content to lay eggs on command, only to have them carted of The hen encapsulates her longing in the name Sprout, which she gives to herself, signifying the fecundity of nature. But things don’t quite work out how she plans. If you have chickens ( or even if you don't ) read this. I just know that I absolutely adore Sprout, she is one plucky chicken that goes against the established routines at the farm to fulfill her desires. Made me sad, but happy. * Reviewed in the United States on October 9, 2016. This shopping feature will continue to load items when the Enter key is pressed. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. A weasel came that night to get dinner from the pit of dead and dying chickens. * Sobs filled her throat; her entire body stiffened. The story had moments of humor, heartbreak and joy. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly by Sun-mi Hwang, Chi-Young Kim (Translation), Nomoco (Illustrations) ePUB | Fantasy | 1.8 MB A Korean Charlotte's Web More than 2 million copies sold This is the story of a hen named Sprout. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Eventually, her chance comes and she flees the coop, desperate to realise her dream of hatching her own chick. Clockwork Fairy Tales: A Collection of Steampunk Fables. Now it looks like I've given her a second hand book, which would be fine if I hadn't paid the price of a new copy. You will find yourself routing for the little hen to survive so much. This is a quick read, and a highly recommended one. The egg broke without a sound. This is the lesson of this simply told but absorbing fable, a two million–copy bestseller in South Korea, and a story that will appeal to readers of self-help.
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