Monday, May 21, 2012

The Korea Herald, excerpt with thanks

Korean children’s book published in Czech Republic

The Czech edition of Park Eun-young’s children’s book “Dream about Joy of Music.” (Embassy of the Czech Republic)
A children’s book by a Korean author was published in the Czech Republic last week, just in time for the country’s biggest international book fair.

It is the first time a Korean work of children’s literature has been published in the Czech Republic.

The book, titled “Dream about Joy of Music,” is written by children’s writer Park Eun-young and illustrated by Koo Bo-ram. The book chronicles the life of the legendary classical composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791).

The Czech Embassy in Seoul said the book’s publication was especially meaningful because no children’s book by a Korean author has been published in their country before.

“The book’s publication is an important inroad into the Czech book market, where many of its children’s writers and illustrators have been awarded the Hans Christian Award, often dubbed the Nobel Prize of children’s literature,” said the embassy in a statement.

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