Tuesday, 21 March 2017
The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly ~ Sun Mi-Hwang
Meet sprout. A hen who only has one dream and that is to lay an egg. But she also wants her freedom.
I got this in a pile of books from my local library but I saved it until last because I didn't really fancy it. In fact I thought it was just going to be another run of the mill children's book. But how wrong was I. It is brilliant! Written by Korean Author Sun Mi-Hwang and translated by Chi-Young kim and with lovely illustrations by Nomoco, this really is a special little book from beginning to end.
At its simplest it's a lovely little story with wonderful characters but it is also full of deeper meanings and it will make you think and feel a mixture of emotions from joy to sadness in equal measure. This is a book that can be enjoyed by all ages. It's only a short book but it will stay with you.
Recently my son has more or less flown the nest and has gone living away from home and so I could connect with this book.