Maya and the Turtle: a Korean Fairytale
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. Author: John C. Stickler & Soma Han (Tuttle, Sept 2012, HC, 32 pp)
Virtual StoryTime: Maya and the Turtle