#2020 Moscow International Book Fair(Picture Books)

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2020.09.07

<River, the Black Dog>

River, the Black Dog

1. Publication Details

Title | River, the Black Dog
Author | Suzy Lee
Publisher | BIR Publishing Co., Ltd.
Publication Date | 2018-12-28
ISBN | 9788949113746
No. of pages | 80
Dimensions | 154 * 215

 

2. Copyright Contact

Name | YANG Claire
Email | claire@bir.co.kr

 

3. Book Intro

The story of Lee Suzy’s pet dog, “Gang.”
This picture book is a collection of drawings by Lee Suzy that she drew them in memory of her dog, “Gang.” In order to record the dog’s daily life, some of the drawings were removed, some added to and some used to build an outline. The book is like an album that fits into one’ palm so that readers are easily mesmerized by the book.

■ From “becoming a pet after being abandoned dog” to “becoming part of the family”
The dog “Gang,” has continuously popped up in cameo roles in Lee Suzy’s works.
In Line, the dog happily played with children on skates on a frozen pond, and in Such a Great Day joyfully danced in a puddle of water on a rainy day.
Gang was always there with children during their moments of joy.
This book features a story belonging only to Gang, who has decorated moments of joy in other picture books.

River, the Black Dog is the story of the author, Lee Suzy, and it depicts her first meeting the dog and the fond memories she had until the moment Gang left this world and entered heaven.
Within the book are quotes from Lee Suzy’s son, San, and her daughter, Bada, made on the day they met the black dog.
“I am San (mountain in Korean).”
“I am Bada (sea).”
“So you should be Gang (river).”
Even from their first meeting, the children welcomed the abandoned dog with warm hearts.
The dog was given the name of Gang and became part of the family.
Gang, who lived with hunger and thirsty as an abandoned dog, is no longer is hungry or thirsty.
Gang also feels happiness within the boundaries of a family.
The four seasons spent with Gang - playing with a ball, rolling around with the hat featured in Such A Great Day, running through an open field, and riding on a snow sled.
Days without boredom and loneliness.
But the family of San and Bada goes on a long journey, leaving behind only one word, “soon.”
While Gang was not hungry or thirsty, he wanted to see his family.
Gang, feeling sick, waits and waits for his family with heartache.
As the waiting continues, snow, which Gang always enjoyed with the children, starts to fall.
Gang begins to run through the snow as if the children had returned.
Then an dreamlike image is created as if Gang hugs San and Bada covered in the snow.
This is where the emotions of Gang are depicted the best.
Snow and children, and Gang, and white paper and black Korean ink are all blended, creating a touching scene at the end of the book.


* http://www.k-book.or.kr/user/books/books_view?idx=1198

 

 

<Wishes>

<Wishes>

1. Publication Details

Title | Wishes
Author | Choi Eunmi
Publisher | Chobang
Publication Date | 2007-04-14
ISBN | 9788990614209
No. of pages | 36
Dimensions | 210 * 297

 

2. Copyright Contact

Name | Chung SoJung
Email | bang@chobang.com
Phone | +82-10-6237-5267

 

3. Book Intro

Wishes is a picture book that introduces Korean traditional furniture. Korean traditional furniture uses animal-shaped ornaments to express various wishes. Wishes explains the meanings of animal-shaped ornaments used in Korean traditional furniture, referring to beautiful Korean folk paintings. Including butterflies for a harmonious marital relationship and cranes for a long life, this book introduces 13 animal ornaments, including the rooster, dragon, turtle, carp, heron, deer, duck, sparrow, phoenix, and bat, explaining the different wishes each one represents.


* http://k-book.or.kr/user/books/books_view?idx=3446

 

 

<The Opposite Pigs>

<The Opposite Pigs>

1. Publication Details

Title | The Opposite Pigs
Author | Lee Sun-ok
Publisher | KINDERLAND
Publication Date | 2016-12-15
ISBN | 9788956187273
No. of pages | 40
Dimensions | 180 * 230

 

2. Copyright Contact

Name | Kim Byoungoh
Email | kbo@kinderland.co.kr
Phone | +82-31-919-2736

 

3. Book Intro

This creative picture book explains the concept of relativity in a meaningful way! The book does not ask readers any question, but it make them think a lot! It led readers to change their thoughts and then develop further into something else. Is what I see with my eyes always right? Are you tall or short? If you’re short, why do you think you’re short? Is it because you are shorter than your parents? Then, are you taller than a baby or shorter? Taller, you say? Then, can you really say that you are tall? Or can you say that you’re short?


* http://k-book.or.kr/user/books/books_view?idx=1436

 

 

<A Bouquet Of the Grasses From Yeonnam Brook>

<A Bouquet Of the Grasses From Yeonnam Brook>

1. Publication Details

Title | A Bouquet Of the Grasses From Yeonnam Brook
Author | Jeon Soyoung
Publisher | Dalgrimm
Publication Date | 2018-04-23
ISBN | 9791196169824
No. of pages | 56
Dimensions | 200 * 300

 

2. Copyright Contact

Name | Kim Sungeun
Email | books@yellowpig.co.kr
Phone | +82-31-942-5379

 

3. Book Intro

A Bouquet of Grass from Yeonnam Brook warmly describes the life of small patches of grass growing near Hongje Brook, along which the author takes walks throughout all four seasons. With her delicate illustrations and heart-felt writing, the author shows that there is life in grass that grows in the city, which we might fail to notice if we do not look at it carefully. By celebrating the life of the grass earnestly living its humble life, this book reveals its support for our everyday life, which, though it might not be splendid, is not ignorable, either. It also shows that life can be beautiful even if it is not the life of a big tree or fancy flower.


* http://k-book.or.kr/user/books/books_view?idx=1237

 

 

<Itchy Itchy>

Chemist in My House

1. Publication Details

Title | Itchy Itchy
Author | Seo Hyun
Publisher | SAKYEJUL PUBLISHING LTD.
Publication Date | 2017-04-25
ISBN | 9791160940688
No. of pages | 64
Dimensions | 217 * 264

 

2. Copyright Contact

Name | Kang hyunjoo
Email | kanghjoo@sakyejul.com
Phone | +82-31-955-8600

 

3. Book Intro

On the cover of the book, there is a boy with yellow skin holding one strand of hair. His yellow face with a few strands of hair falling down around it and his round eyes look cute. Itch, itch? What can be making the boy itch?
The story starts with the boy scratching his head thoughtlessly, because it is itchy. A couple of hairs fall off and becomes other “mes.” The seven boys – the original “me” and six new “mes” – start to dance. At first, the boys dance to mom, dad and their older sister. They mischievously run to them and nag them to play. But even though they make a great fuss it throughout the house, they still want to play more. So the boy and other mes go out of the house.
Outside, their actions get bigger and their areas wider. They hop around and get on a bus to go far away. Probably, a reader with keen eyesight will have noticed by now that only the real “me” has his eyes wide open. Joy is left behind wherever the boys pass. People who meet the boys receive the joy and start to dance. People the boys passed while hopping, the bus they rode on, and the mountain which seemed uninterested all start to dance. An octopus whom they met in the middle of the ocean throws the boys, one by one, back to land.
The real “me” is dancing merrily when suddenly, uh-oh, his head starts to itch again. He scratches his head hard. Even more “mes” appear. He keeps on scratching hard and countless “mes” show up. It’s group dance time! Become happy for no reason. It’s the pleasure you feel the instant you become absorbed in something, the vitality felt after playing to your fullest. It’s exhilarating the moment you are immersed in the scene. Oh yeah!
Itch Itch is a picture book you read with all the senses of your body. It feels like some part of your body is itchy when you hear the words “itch itch.” You also want to sway your body when the boys shake and dance. The further and the higher the boys go, the more plesant you become. When he shouts “hooray,” the excited feeling bursts out in sound. The afterimage of joy remains for a long time after reading this book.


* http://k-book.or.kr/user/books/books_view?idx=1175

 

 

<Strange Houses>

<Strange Houses>

1. Publication Details

Title | Strange Houses
Author | Lee Jihyeon
Publisher | IYAGIKOT PUBLISHING
Publication Date | 2018-03-12
ISBN | 9788998751326
No. of pages | 48
Dimensions | 205 * 255

 

2. Copyright Contact

Name | Yoo Jeongrim
Email | theagencyco@hotmail.com

 

3. Book Intro

In this picture book, there are a lot of strange houses! Strange, strange houses; weird, weird houses; ordinarily strange houses...
Who is living there? Why do they live in such houses?
Please come and visit the village where strange houses cluster together.
Listen to the fun story of the strange village where strange people live.


* http://k-book.or.kr/user/books/books_view?idx=3444

 

 

<Waiting for Mom>

<Waiting for Mom>

1. Publication Details

Title | Waiting for Mom
Author | Lee Taejoon
Publisher | BORIM PRESS
Publication Date | 2013-10-30
ISBN | 9788943309725
No. of pages | 40
Dimensions | 220 * 240

 

2. Copyright Contact

Name | Yi Sohee
Email | 2soy@borimpress.com

 

3. Book Intro

A very young boy is waiting for his mom at the tram stop. Each time a tram approaches, he asks “is my mom coming?” His nose is red due to the cold weather, but he keeps waiting for his mom. The famous Korean novelist Lee Taejoon, who is known for his simple and crystal-clear writing style, wrote this short story, and Kim Dong Sung illustrated it to make this picture book. The book delivers the heartwarming and heartbreaking affection of the boy for his mom. The intersecting background images of the 1930s’ Korean landscapes and the boy waiting for a tram add special charm to this picture book.


* http://k-book.or.kr/user/books/books_view?idx=3438

 

 

<Hello! Alien>

<Hello! Alien>

1. Publication Details

Title | Hello! Alien
Author | Park Yeoncheol
Publisher | SigongJunior
Publication Date | 2019-03-15
ISBN | 9788952788917
No. of pages | 48
Dimensions | 195 * 235

 

2. Copyright Contact

Name | Irene Lee
Email | irene@sigongsa.com
Phone | +82-2-2046-2849

 

3. Book Intro

Hello, Alien! tells an exceptionally imaginative and perceptive story through the use of text, photos, and drawings, where text can become pictures and photos, making this a fun typographic picture book. At times the text becomes words for the story and at times it becomes the alien’s image.
By using a transcription technique (transferring text or images), showing an object as how the alien sees it and the object’s actual image (two different perspectives), the author has fun with how the images are interpreted, which is to say via alien and via humans (readers). He shows that the power of imagination lies in the eye of the beholder.


* http://k-book.or.kr/user/books/books_view?idx=1234

 

 

<I’m Opportunity, a Mars Exploration Robot>

<I’m Opportunity, a Mars Exploration Robot>

1. Publication Details

Title | I’m Opportunity, a Mars Exploration Robot
Author | Yi Hyeon
Publisher | manmanbooks
Publication Date | 2019-09-27
ISBN | 9791189499051
No. of pages | 48
Dimensions | 238 * 295

 

2. Copyright Contact

Name | Jeon Sohyun
Email | zaraza4@hanmail.net
Phone | +82-10-2854-1137

 

3. Book Intro

A robot travels in the universe. It is a little robot called Opportunity, which is 150 cm high and can move only 5 cm per second. Opportunity was launched for Mars expedition and its life expectancy at Mars was 90 SOL, which is approximately 90 days in Earth time. However, against all expectations, Opportunity lived 15 years and completed its mission of Mars exploration.


* http://k-book.or.kr/user/books/books_view?idx=3437

 

 

<The Second Universe>

<The Second Universe>

1. Publication Details

Title | The Second Universe
Author | Seon Jaeun
Publisher | Jaeum & Moeum Publishing Co., Ltd.
Publication Date | 2017-07-25
ISBN | 9788954428187
No. of pages | 236
Dimensions | 140 * 205

 

2. Copyright Contact

Name | Kim Jeongtak
Email | jamoteen@jamobok.com
Phone | +82-70-8656-9580

 

3. Book Intro

This story is set in two different worlds that exist in a parallel universe. Woo-joo is a sixteen-year-old girl living with her father after her mother died. She travels to a different world by chance where her mother is still alive. Radical changes of circumstance and ensuing events provide readers not only the chance to look back on their own life but also give insight into the coincidences of life and the importance of choice.


* http://k-book.or.kr/user/books/books_view?idx=3433

 


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