"The Hen who dreamed she could fly" by Sun-Mi Hwang is a heart warming story about a mothers love.
"The Hen who dreamed she could fly" by Sun-Mi Hwang is a heart warming story about a mothers love. No longer wanting to lay eggs for her farmer, Sprout (a hen) dreams of laying eggs and seeing them hatch. Unfortunately Sprout is stuck in the coop dreaming when her dreams might come true. Against all odd, she gains and experiences what it takes to be a mother.
This book was short, but you can feel the love in every page. As you start reading the book its astonishing how the simplest characters can express different emotions, and go through such life as Sprout did. I really liked how the chapters never leave you behind and was very clear on the story. It was understandable and the plot was easily followed from the beginning to the end.
The main character Sprout is a very unique character. It almost feels like she's an actual human and has the same emotions like all of us do. She learns valuable lessons and even the craziest things is what makes who we are. "The Hen who dreamed she could fly" is a classic story that captivated millions of readers. By reading this story American readers can understand Korea better.
The first publication of the "The Hen who dreamed she could fly" was at the year of 2000. Becoming very popular, not just in Korea but many other countries. In several countries this book is becoming a animation film, comic book, play/musical. This book is an adventure story who express themes such as freedom and individuality.
I would recommend this book for 12 and older. The word might be not suitable for younger ages and also the violence. However, "The Hen who dreamed she could fly" was a lovely story telling about immense sacrifices it takes to become a mother.