Maya and the Turtle a Korean Fairy Tale by John C. Stickler
  

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Maya and the Turtle a Korean Fairy Tale by John C. Stickler

**WINNER OF THE INTERNATIONAL 2013-2014 MORNING CALM MEDAL** This multicultural children's book presents a heartwarming Korean fairy tale about a little girl and a fortunate encounter. Poverty is all Maya has ever known, but she doesn't allow it to stop her from caring for her father, and others, as best she can. Kind and gentle, she is a lovely young girl who always puts others first. One day, she finds a little turtle and takes him home, raising and loving him, never knowing that he will play an instrumental part in her destiny. Similar to The Korean Cinderella, Maya and the Turtle, is an original Korean fairy tale by authors John Stickler and Soma Han that teaches children that the road to greatness lies in selflessness and that the loving kindness of a pure heart can awaken great love and power in another. Beautifully illustrated by Han, this book contains fascinating bits of information about Korean culture and is a poignant tale about the rewards of kindness, patience and courage.

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'Maya and the Turtle'

's selflessness and generosity perfectly illustrate the deceptively simple moral of this book--when a heart is pure and kind and loving, surprising and wonderful things can happen. Even when hope seems lost. --Adoption Today magazine'

About the Author

Soma Han is a native of Korea. After studying under Korea's leading sculptor Lee II Young, she earned a BA in literature as well as a BFA from the California College of Arts and Crafts. Soma is a painter, sculptor, mosaic artist and book illustrator whose work has been exhibited in galleries in the U.S., Korea and Hong Kong. Visit her website at somahan.org John C. Stickler is a graduate of Yale University, and spent thirteen years in Korea working in advertising and news reporting. He has had a long career in letters, including publishing, editing and travel writing. He and Soma live in California. Together they co-authored Land of Morning Calm: Korean Culture Then and Now (Shens Books).

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
32 pages

Author

John C. Stickler
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Publisher

Periplus Editions

Publication date

10th September 2012

ISBN

9780804842778


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