The Legend of Tangun

With Chuseok now a week past, another Korean holiday is coming up on Sunday. It’s National Foundation Day, which of course I’ll post more about on Oct. 3.

But for today’s book selection I wanted to share The Legend of Tangun by Edward B. Adams. It recounts the story of Korea’s mythical founding involving heavenly beings, a bear, a tiger, and lots of garlic.

I’m not sure how easily this book is found. We bought it at a local Korean bookstore that was going out of business. But even if you can’t find this book, the tale of Korea’s founding can be found in numerous places, including several places online.

We’ve read our copy a couple of times this week already as part of our homeschool curriculum. Our son, ever the animal lover, particularly enjoys the talking bear and tiger.


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