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Our Little Korean Cousin   By: (1865-)

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Our Little Korean Cousin provides readers with a captivating glimpse into the rich cultural heritage of Korea. Written by Henry Lee Mitchell Pike, this book tells the story of a young Korean girl named Hai-chen, offering a unique perspective on her daily life, customs, and traditions.

Pike skillfully introduces us to Hai-chen, a relatable and endearing character who effortlessly captures readers’ hearts. Through her experiences, we gain valuable insights into various aspects of Korean society, such as family dynamics, educational practices, and traditional ceremonies. The author effectively combines storytelling with educational content, making it an engaging read for both children and adults.

What truly sets this book apart is its ability to transport readers to the vibrant setting of Korea. Pike’s descriptions are vivid and detailed, painting a vivid picture of the country's landscapes, architecture, and clothing. In addition, the inclusion of beautiful illustrations throughout the book further enhances the visual experience, bringing the storytelling to life.

One noteworthy aspect of Our Little Korean Cousin is the way it celebrates the values and principles that form the foundation of Korean culture. From the importance of familial bonds to the reverence for ancestors, readers will gain a deep appreciation for the rich cultural heritage of Korea.

Moreover, Pike’s writing style is clear and accessible, making it easy for readers to understand and immerse themselves in the narrative. The book successfully strikes a balance between being informative and entertaining, ensuring that readers will learn something new while also enjoying the story.

While Our Little Korean Cousin provides a comprehensive overview of Korean culture, it would benefit from a slightly more diverse representation of the country. Although Hai-chen’s story serves as an excellent introduction, there is room for further exploration of Korea's regional diversity and variations in customs.

Overall, Our Little Korean Cousin stands out as an engaging and insightful book, perfect for those interested in learning about Korea's history, traditions, and cultural practices. Pike’s attention to detail and the captivating story of Hai-chen make this a must-read for anyone seeking to broaden their understanding of this fascinating country.

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Our Little Korean Cousin


H. Lee M. Pike

Illustrated by

L.J. Bridgman


Until very recently little has been known of the strange land in which the subject of this tale lives. Recent events have done much to introduce Korea and its people to the world at large. For this reason the story of Yung Pak's youthful days may be the more interesting to his Western cousins.

These are stirring times in Korea, and it may safely be prophesied that the little Koreans of the present day will occupy a larger place in the world's history than have their fathers and grandfathers. Their bright eyes are now turned toward the light, and, under the uplifting influences of education and civilization, the old superstitions and antique customs are bound to give way.

Some famous Americans and Englishmen have had no small part in letting in the light upon this dark nation, and in years to come, when Korea shall have attained to the full stature of national strength, the names of Rodgers, Blake, Kimberly, and many others will be held in high esteem by the people of that country.

This little volume gives just a glimpse into the mode of life, the habits and customs, the traditions and superstitions, of the Koreans. If it awakens an interest in the minds of its young readers, and inspires them with a desire for further knowledge of their cousins in this far Eastern land, its purpose will be well served... Continue reading book >>

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