As we approach the end of January 2015 – But still have to endure the thought of the next seemingly miserable month, February, (UK), until the promise of spring begins to germinate – I still feel the need to remain positive and inspired.
My late January read is The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly – (Sun – Mi Hwang)
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 individuality and motherhood, The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly has captivated millions of readers in Korea. Now the novel is making its way around the world, where it has the potential to inspire generations of readers the way Jonathan Livingston Seagull or The Alchemist have.
It calls to mind such classics in English as Animal Farm and Charlotte`s Web. Nomoco’s evocative illustrations throughout, this first English-language edition beautifully captures the journey of an unforgettable character in world literature.