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1. Publication Details

Imprint | SANZINI

Title | Farewell

Subtitle | Learning about Death

Author | Ki-Sook Lee

Format | 188*257

Binding | Paperback

Pages | 262pages

ISBN | 978-89-65454-37-3



2. Contact

Name | Haneulbada Park

Phone | +82-51-504-7070

Email | ehreh1111@daum.net

URL | http://www.sanzinibook.com



3. Marketing Information

Issued Copies / Bestselling Ranking | 1,000 copies

Topic | Life and death

Target Readership | General public

Media Review and Advertisement |

The study of death deals not with death but with life. – Psychologist Robert Kastenbaum



4. About the Author

Lee was born in Busan in 1950. She retired from her position as professor of family and elderly welfare at Silla University, and is currently the president of Dying Matters, Korea.
Lee delivers lectures, conducts research related to death, and promotes do not resuscitate documents. She is also an active member of several civic and female activist organizations such as Busan Feminism Education Foundation and Women’s Rights Support Center.
She is the author and co-author of 30 books, including Adult Development and Aging, Death: The Last Dance in Life, and Five Generations of Mothers and Daughters.


5. About the Book

Essay on Life’s Last Task: Well-Dying.
This book discusses (1) the experience of and preparation for death, (2) life in old age and minimal treatment, (3) case studies of those who remain behind, and (4) the mourning process.
Drawing from her own experience of dealing with life and death, the author describes what a good death is and how we can prepare for it.
The author renders her personal experience in terms of family anecdotes from the perspective of those approaching death (senior parents) and those who remain behind (grown-up children). The author embraces death as part of the aging process, and offers unreserved advice on life after 65. This book describes types of death and ways to prepare for the last eight years of your life before “well-dying.” Information on senior treatment and care, such as nursing homes and hospice, are also included.



Three Minutes a Day of World History



1. Publication Details

Imprint | Sigongsa Co., Ltd

Title | Three Minutes a Day of World History

Author | Dong-sub Kim

Format | 155*224

Binding |Paperback

Pages | 284pages

ISBN | 978-89-52779-20-5



2. Contact

Name | Sunju Jung

Phone | +82-2-2046-2895

Email | alliswell1224@sigongsa.com

URL | http://www.sigongsa.com



3. Marketing Information

Theme of Book| World history presented through 100 words

Media review and advertisement copy |

Three minutes of your day can change the quality of your conversations!

Words that will get you naturally conversing about world history



4. About the Author

Kim has studied French at Sungkyunkwan University. After devoting himself to studies of everything French, he received his master’s degree at the Limoge University, and doctoral on linguistics from the Université Paris 5 (Paris Descartes) Kim is currently teaching at the French department at SuwonUniversity, and lectures on subjects such as French literature, cultural anthropology, mythology, and Latin.
His recent interest in British and French medieval history has led him to research the history of the French and English language, and he is currently writing a book about history based on the perspective of language exchange.He believes that the history of a certain language is inseparable from the history of the people who use it. His books include There wasn’t any English in the UK which was selected as a recommended book for young readers by the Publication Industry Promotion Agency of Korea, Understanding Mythology, and Learning About Culture Through Language. His translated books include The History of the French Language and Life in the Middle Ages.


5. About the Book

If TV programs and the weather are the only topics for your daily conversation, if you find yourself panicking in moments of silence as you frantically search for things to talk about, if you would like your conversations to have a touch of class, maybe what you need is deeper knowledge about world history.
If this sounds like you, the new release  Three Minutes A Day of World History will provide a true solution. The book explores the form and origin of words, revealing the rich history and background hiding within them, a treasure chest of basic world history. Words hold the traces of history past, and it is also words that records history. Learning how seemingly unrelated words come from the same origin and how a word has gone through transformation through the storms of history allows the reader to get a grasp of the flow of world history.
Why is the distress call for aviation Mayday? Why is Christmas shortened to X-mas? Is it true that in Russia, you can know a father’s name based on the daughter’s name? Was the Titanic destined to sink and is there actually a 27th letter in the alphabet? Three minutes a day is all you need. If you follow along for 100 days, just as the book says, you will have a new knowledge base for more meaningful and sophisticated conversations with your colleague, superior, friends and family.
The author hopes for readers to use word exploration as a stepping stone into culture and history, and eventually find delight in the joy of world history. And in his search for the right form, he chose to wrap up each theme within 3 minutes. Anybody who picks up this light read will hopefully close the book with a new, heavy set of knowledge.



Clingy Learns to Stand Alone and Other Stories


1. Publication Details

Imprint | SigongJunior

Title | Clingy Learns to Stand Alone and Other Stories

Author | Yi Ju-hui

Format | 205*175

Binding | Paperback

Pages | 36pages

ISBN | 978-89-527-8621-0



2. Contact

Name | Irene Lee

Phone | +82-2-2046-2849

Email | Irene@sigongsa.com

URL | http://www.sigongjunior.com



3. About the Book

▣ The Plot of "Clingy Learns to Stand Alone"

Yunwu, who is seven going on eight, is a clingy child, stuck to his mother like a piece of gum, refusing to let go. When his baby brother Hyowu is born, he learns that there are more and more things that he has to do on his own. He enters elementary school and meets a new friend, Parang, and the two hit it off. As the two fight and make up, their relationship becomes tighter. In May, the month of the family in South Korea, Yunwu goes to the ballpark with his family. On his birthday in June, Yunwu wonders, "When did I grow so big?" During summer vacation, he goes to his grandfather's house and watches the corn grow, and he also takes a trip to the beach. In the fall, school resumes, and Yunwu struggles after catching a cold in the crisp weather. As the end of the year approaches, Yunwu organizes old stuff with his mom. He recalls the memories with each object and misses those moments. Yunwu moves in December and is sad to leave his friend, Parang. Everything about his new neighborhood is unfamiliar, but Yunwu is also excited. He greets the new year in the new neighborhood and is full of questions about his new school and new friends.


▣ The Plot of "Jungle Bus"

Minwu's father is a bus driver. One day when his dad takes a shower after getting off work, Minwu puts on his father's uniform and drives the bus. Minwu ends up driving into a jungle and he picks up an orangutan, an alligator, and a boa constrictor that he meets there. However, he ends up driving the bus into a swamp. He screams for help, and safely escapes thanks to a bridge that the alligators create. The boa constrictor swallows the sinking bus just in the nick of time and brings it out of the swamp. While they wait for the wet bus to dry, Minwu roasts bananas with his animal passengers, climbs trees, rides a boat and plays on the slides. When the bus is all dry, Minwu gets on. The animal friends whistle and call the flamingos, and they carry the bus to Minwu's house. Minwu arrives safely, takes off the uniform like nothing happened, and enjoys a delicious dinner with his mom and dad.


▣ The Plot of "The 100-Year-Old Cat, Yomu"

Yeongji is a girl who lives alone with her old grandmother after her mom went to heaven when she was a baby. (She has no memory of her father.) Yeongji's grandmother bellows in a thunderous voice each time a stray cat approaches, but she is a warm-hearted person who always adds a handful of rice for the cat when she cooks. When Dongcheol’s dog gives birth to puppies, Yeongji begs her grandmother for one but is unable to break her grandmother's bullish stubbornness. Yeongji brings the stray cat that comes to her house to eat when playing house with her friends and their puppies. On the spot, she names the cat Yomu. One day, when her grandmother is sick in bed, the stray cat, Yomu, comes into the house, and Yeongji believes that Yomu is there to visit her sick grandmother. From that time, Yomu enters the house even after Yeongji’s grandmother gets well, and they live together as one family. A few days later, Yomu gives birth to kittens, and Yeongji's grandmother prepares a feast for Yomu. Yeongji's friends beg her for a kitten and Yeongji is happy thanks to Yomu.


▣ The Plot of "Delicious Is Delicious"

Six-year-old Solwu lives with her grandmother, mother, father, seven-year-old older brother, and two-year-old brother. One day, her younger brother swallows a button and is rushed to the hospital. Seeing that, Solwu wonders, "Does Yeonwu think buttons are delicious?" and she begins thinking of tasty things. She thinks of the food that the entire family—her cat, the plants, Mom, Dad, Grandma—think is delicious as well as the food that she finds tasty, letting her imagination run from one dish to another. The writer shows the readers delicious food, delicious spaces, delicious times, delicious smells and delicious sounds through the perspective and thoughts of the young Solwu. The reader then discovers that "our house," with all its delicious food, time, smell, and sound, is the most delicious.


▣ The Plot of "Night Sailing"

Every night, the child prepares to sail as he goes to sleep. The child, who goes out to faraway waters using his bed as his boat, heads toward a treasure island with his friends. On their way, they meet the rain and a storm, but the child firmly overcomes all these challenges. When he meets a scary sea monster, he puts it to sleep by singing him the lullaby that his mother sang to the child when putting him to sleep. The child arrives at a treasure island full of his own cute toys and dolls and then returns home in search of more treasure and falls asleep.



Bullheaded Yi Sun-sin



1. Publication Details

Imprint | Woojunamu

Title | Bullheaded Yi Sun-sin

Author | Jung Ha-sup

Illustrator | Won Hei-young

Format | 220*270

Binding | Hardcover

Pages | 40pages

ISBN | 979-11-95752-11-9



2. Contact

Name | Jung Ha-sup

Phone | +82-70-8848-1905

Email | woojunamup@naver.com

URL | http://woojunamup.blog.me



3. Marketing Information

Awards, Recommendations, and Selections | Recommended by Kyobo Bookstore, Aladin, Yes24 MD

Subject| A coming-of-age story about a stubborn boy

Target Readers| Children ages 4 to 8

Media Reviews & Advertisement Copy | How did a stubborn-as-a-mule Yi Sun-sin become a national hero?



4. About the Author / Illustrator

Jung Ha-sup graduated from Sunkyunkwan University and worked as an editor at a publishing company before becoming a writer. He has written over 40 children’s books, and three of his works have been published in elementary school textbooks. Several of his books have been translated into French, German, Swiss, Japanese, and Chinese.
Won Hei-young studied printmaking for seven years in China and Japan and is a professional printmaker. Won has illustrated for various genres, such as folktales, biographies, and poetry, with most of the illustrations being in printmaking form. Won still creates woodcuts instead of using a computer.



5. About the Book

This is a picture book to encourage a life with a purpose. Yi Sun-sin is a national hero to Korean people. As a naval general he defeated the Japanese during the Imjin War and defended his country and people. However, this book doesn’t focus on his heroic achievements. Rather, the book shows how Yi Sun-sin came to develop his personality and strengths to find a purpose in life. The story centers on Yi Sun-sin’s adolescence and how he matures through trial and error. The woodcut illustrations impresses upon readers Yi Sun-sin’s stubborn character and outgoing personality.



Great Nostrils


1. Publication Details

Imprint | Bearbook

Title | Great Nostrils

Author | Kim Yu

Illustrator | Kim Yu-dae

Format | 152*210

Binding | Paperback

Pages | 104pages

ISBN | 979-11-58360-46-7



2. Contact

Name | Choi, Hyun K.

Phone | +82-2-332-2672

Email | bear@bearbooks.co.kr

URL | http://cafe.naver.com/bearbook



3. Marketing Information

KEYWORDS | Dad and I, family



4. About the Author / Illustrator

Kim Yu was born the youngest daughter of the strongest, handsomest father in the world. She wrote this book in hope that every child may count on their father as a friend, even if they are not biologically related or the richest or most successful in the world. She is the winner of the 17th Changbi Good Children’s Book Award and has written such books as My Name is Gugu Sneakers, Manbo the Scaredy-Cat, The Dog that Ate Instant Noodles, The Mixed-Up Library, andThe Dontread Family and the Book Restaurant. She is the co-author of Forget Your Worries Mailbox and Forget Your Worries Library.
Kim Yu-dae always takes a sketchbook on her travels and feels happy when drawing insects or animals. She is a first-prize winner of the Seoul Picture Book Illustration Competition and has received honorable mention at the Korean Publishing Arts Competition. She has illustrated such books asRevenge of the Mutt; Revenge of the Woodpecker; Second Grade Class 3 is the Happiest Class; I’ll Be Sensitive, Too; A Manual For Acorns; Miss Beanface Smiled, The Talented Friends, Teacher Cookies, and Marbles Roll Off.



5. About the Book

This book is dedicated to dads and kids all over the world. Sometimes Dad can be more of a baby than I am; maybe sometimes he doesn’t get what I feel; maybe we don’t even look like each other; but we’re still on the same side. With Dad by my side, I can do anything! A refreshing collection of stories showing not-so-perfect dads trying their best and their kids that love them anyway.


Chapter One: Great Nostrils
You don’t have to look alike to be family. Family makes you feel happy just being together. Bonggu and his stepdad blow away a bunch of prejudice with their great nostrils!


Chapter Two: The Three Musketeers
Dad, Hancheol, and Ducheol take it easy while Mom is on a business trip. The house is a mess, and they’re running out of money from eating out every day. Mom won’t be back for a long time—what should they do?


Chapter Three: The Best-Dad Search
Gun’s dad is a not very successful comic book artist. None of Gun’s friends or neighbors is impressed by Gun’s dad, but Gun is proud of him. Gun and Dad are sure they’re going to win the “Best Dad” competition!



Funerals of the World, Different in Every Culture



1. Publication Details

Imprint | Hyeonamsa

Title | Funerals of the World, Different in Every Culture

Author | O Jinwon

Illustrator | Chu Deokyeong

Format | 188*257

Binding | Paperback

Pages | 116pages

ISBN | 978-89-323-7455-0



2. Contact

Name |Jung-won Hwang

Phone | +82-2-365-5051

Email | cat@hyeonamsa.com

URL | http://www.hyeonamsa.com



3. About the Author / Illustrator

O Jinwon, the author, loves to read and write children’s books. He is a member of The Old Red Bean Porridge Lady, a gathering for sharing old tales, and Children’s Nonfiction Books Research Association. His works include I Came to Borrow a Book; Run, Little Courier; My True Transparent Friend; The Three-Generation Old Embers; and Bang Jeonghwan Dreams of a World for Children.
Chu Deokyeong, the illustrator, graduated from the Department of Industrial Design at Konkuk University and has been working as an illustrator since. He has worked for “Good Morning Digital” of Digital Joseon and Munhwa Ilbo, and now works for Hankyung. His works include illustrations for Don’t Eat the Marshmallow . . . Yet!;, Mr. Millionaire; How to Survive Among Piranhas; Recital of the Heart; the Korean translation of Undercover Economist; Perseverance for Children; and The Man Who Takes a New Path.


4. About the Book

Tombs are world heritage sites, you say? And funerals are festivals?
Let’s take a look at the different cultures of the world through different stories about death and funerals—everything from the tale of Gilgamesh, the oldest story in the world about death, and other mythical tales of death, to the various funeral cultures around the world that emerged from different natural environments, religions, and traditions, including tombs that have become world heritage sites, and even funeral festivals!
Funerals of the World, Different in Every Culture takes a look at the different cultures of the world through different types of funerals that vary according to natural environment, religion, etc., as well as mythical tales including the tale of Gilgamesh, the oldest tale in the world. It also talks about tombs of the world that have become world heritage sites, such as the Royal Tombs of the Joseon Dynasty, Westminster Abbey, and the Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor, and funeral cultures that have become festivals, such as the Festival of the Hungry Ghost, the Day of the Dead, and Halloween.
Everyone has wondered at one point what happens to you when you die. People have held funerals for the dead, believing that the soul goes on living in the world after, and wishing the soul to arrive there safely. The hereafter that people believe in, however, differs according to natural environment, religion, and culture, resulting in different types of funerals around the world, and the different types of funerals reveal how people around the world live. How do the different people of the world see death? Why are funeral cultures different in every country? What do the different funeral ceremonies mean? What do the numbers that often appear in funeral cultures, such as 3, 40, and 49 symbolize?Funerals of the World, Different in Every Culture, answers these questions and talks about the many philosophies on death, as well as funeral cultures, around the world.




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