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Ama's Picture Books

My grandmother recently left me her entire collection of picture books and children's literature. The entire collection is comprised of over 300 books. I am attempting to read as many as possible in 2014.

The Magic Gem

The Magic Gem: A Korean Folktale about why cats and dogs do not get along - Kim So-un, Jeong Kyoung-Sim

written by Kim So-Un, illustrated by Jeong Kyoung-Sim

 

A classic fairy tale. The turn in the middle when the story shifts from the perspective of the man to the perspective of the animals is a little strange, but it's nothing terrible. The illustrations are pretty stylized. I'm not sure how I feel about them one way or the other.