bestselling modern fable from Korea that is winning hearts around the world
This is the story of a hen named Sprout. No longer content
to lay eggs on command, only to have them carted off to the market, she
glimpses her future every morning through the barn doors, where the other
animals roam free, and comes up with a plan to escape into the wild—and to
hatch an egg of her own.
An anthem for freedom, individuality, and motherhood
featuring a plucky, spirited heroine who rebels against the tradition-bound world
of the barnyard, The Hen Who Dreamed She
Could Fly is a novel of universal resonance that also opens a window on
Korea, where it has captivated millions of readers. And with its array of
animal characters—the hen, the duck, the rooster, the dog, the weasel—it calls
to mind such classics in English as Animal
Farm and Charlotte’s Web.
This first English-language edition of Sun-mi Hwang’s fable
for our times beautifully captures the journey of an unforgettable character in
world literature. Download and start listening now!