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Legend of Hong Kil Dong: The Robin Hood of Korea (Graphic Novel)

In this classic tale from early seventeenth-century Korea, Hong Kil Dong, the son of a powerful minister, is not entitled to a birthright because his mother is a commoner. After studying the martial arts, divination, swordplay, the uses of magic, and the wisdom of the I Ching, the Book of Changes, Hong Kil Dong sets off on a quest for his destiny. He leads a band of men to right the injustices shown to the peasants by some powerful and corrupt merchants, ministers, and monks. Hong Kil Dong can then claim his rightful role and become a wise and just leader. This graphic book captures the drama and pageantry of sixteenth-century Korea during the Chosun dynasty and pays tribute to the adventure story that became the first novel written in the Korean language.
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  • Weight
    0.47 lbs
  • ISBN-13
    9781580893039
  • ISBN-10
    1580893031
  • Item #
    3375
In this classic tale from early seventeenth-century Korea, Hong Kil Dong, the son of a powerful minister, is not entitled to a birthright because his mother is a commoner. After studying the martial arts, divination, swordplay, the uses of magic, and the wisdom of the I Ching, the Book of Changes, Hong Kil Dong sets off on a quest for his destiny. He leads a band of men to right the injustices shown to the peasants by some powerful and corrupt merchants, ministers, and monks. Hong Kil Dong can then claim his rightful role and become a wise and just leader. This graphic book captures the drama and pageantry of sixteenth-century Korea during the Chosun dynasty and pays tribute to the adventure story that became the first novel written in the Korean language.
  • Dimensions
    0.17 H x 8.02 L x 9.93 W
  • Author
    O'Brien, Anne Sibley
  • Grade Level
    3-5
  • Age Group
    08 to 11 yrs
  • Language
    English
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Subject Category 1
    Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Subject Category 2
    Legends, Myths, Fables | General
  • Subject Category 3
    Historical Fiction
  • Theme
    Cultural Region - Asia
  • Awards
    Young Hoosier Book Award | Nominee
  • Lexile Level
    680
  • AR Level
    4.7
  • Pages
    48
  • Publication Date
    2/1/2008
  • Publisher
    Charlesbridge Publishing
  • Case Qty
    70