Collection of Vietnamese-Korean folk tales released

A collection of Vietnamese-Korean folk tales titled “The lazy boy turns into an ox” has just been released by the Korean Cultural Center in Vietnam, printed by Kim Dong Publishing House.

The bilingual Vietnamese-Korean book includes 10 folk tales of the two countries and has been well illustrated by many Vietnamese artists such as Luong Xuan Doan, Nguyen Van Cuong, Tran Tuyet Nha, Doan Hong, Nguyen The Duy, Do Hien and Chu Thi Thanh.

An English version of the book is expected to be on sale by mid January, 2012 and will also be presented at the Bologna Book Festival in Italy and the Frankfurt Book Festival in Germany.

This is the second collection of Vietnamese-Korean folk tales released in Vietnam, after the first book titled “Cay khe” (Star fruit tree), which was brought out in February.

On the occasion, the Korean Cultural Center in Vietnam handed over 500 books to the Vietnam National Library to donate to libraries in 64 cities and provinces nationwide.

The Center also offered 500 books to the faculty of Korean language of universities and to Vietnamese-Korean families.

By Mai An – Translated by Kim Khanh

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