The Princess and the Beggar: A Korean Folktale (Scholastic Hardcover)

by Anne Sibley O'Brien

Hardcover, 1993





Scholastic Trade (1993), Library Binding, 1 pages


A sad princess finds happiness after marrying a beggar.

Original publication date


Physical description

1 p.; 11.3 inches


0590460927 / 9780590460927



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LibraryThing member BeckieZimmerman
This is a traditional literature/ folktale picture book for kindergarten to second grade students. I liked this book because I thought it had beautiful illustrations of Korea and the main idea of the story I think is beneficial for children. I liked the plot, but because it is a traditional tale the voice of the story is a little dry and might be a bit boring for kids. It does however, portray a good central message. The character, Pabo Ondal, was laughed at because he was a beggar, and eventually lived on his own in the wilderness. Everyone in town laughed at him and made jokes, but the reader finds that the Pabo Ondal is very smart and kind. This could be related to bullying, and lead to discussions about getting to know someone before making judgments. Also, of course it focuses on how the princess finds happiness not from her riches from royalty, but living a simple life with a person that she loved. The central message of this story is to not judge a book by its cover, and that true happiness does not come from wealth.… (more)




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