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Waiting for Mama
By Dong-Sung Kim (illustrator) and Tae-joon Lee
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher North South Books
Publication date August 31, 2007
Pages 32
Binding Hardcover
Edition Bilingual
Book category Easy Fiction
ISBN-13 9780735821439
ISBN-10 0735821437
Dimensions 0.50 by 9 by 10 in.
Weight 0.85 lbs.
Original list price $16.95
Other format details juvenile
Summaries and Reviews
Enhanced with full-color illustrations, a touching tale originally published in a newspaper in 1938 tells of an obedient young boy who eagerly waits for his mother's arrival at the train station on a snowy winter's day. description: Product Description:
Told in a few lines of text, this tender story was first published in a newspaper in 1938. This tale from Korea is universal--a small child waits for Mama at the station, asking the conductor if he has seen her. The conductor hasn't, but cautions the child to wait a little farther from the tracks. It is cold and snowy but the child waits patiently until finally Mama comes. In the last wordless spread, we see the small hand in a mother's firm clasp as they walk away from us. The art and text are so authentic, so real, that this book is best published in a bilingual edition that respects and honors those traditions. The Korean setting gives it special appeal to a growing demographic segment. The institutional market is especially hungry for bilingual books in languages beyond Spanish.

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Bilingual edition from North South Books (August 31, 2007)
9780735821439 | details & prices | 32 pages | 9.00 × 10.00 × 0.50 in. | Rec. grade levels Preschool | 0.85 lbs | List price $16.95
About: A small child waits patiently for Mama at a streetcar station one cold and snowy day.

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