The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly: A Novel

The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly: A Novel Author Sun-mi Hwang
ISBN-10 0143123203
ISBN-13 9780143123200
Year 2013-11-26
Pages 144
Language English
Publisher Penguin Books
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A Korean Charlotte s WebMore 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 wildand 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 charactersthe hen the duck the rooster the dog the weaselit calls to mind such classics in English as Animal Farm and Charlottes Web Featuring specially commissioned illustrations this first English language edition of Sun mi Hwangs fable for our times beautifully captures the journey of an unforgettable character in world literature

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